Living Well

Sitting Room Transformation (Before and After)

I have been sharing with you one of our projects featured in this month’s Birmingham Home and Garden magazine, and today I want to show you the before and after transformation of the sitting room.


As you recall, this home was built and furnished approximately 12 years ago.   The homeowners wanted to lighten up, simplify, and utilize their beautiful home to the max for their large and growing family (the oldest of five children was married last summer).


The entire house, including the sitting room,  was a shade of gold with red toned furniture, silk curtains- all of the finishes that were popular several years back.


The sitting room was being used as the main room to watch television, and it is the smallest room in the house.


We kept a television in here, but also tucked one away in the living room.   We kept the living room formal enough to entertain but made it casual enough for everyday living.   You can read how I approached this room here.



Let’s look at a BEFORE picture of the sitting room:







Dana Wolter Interiors. Grahma Yelton Photography.
Dana Wolter Interiors. Graham Yelton Photography.




Replacing the tv cabinet was not an option, so we added a front panel to mount the television. Great solution for today’s thin televisions when you have a deep cabinet.  Dana Wolter Interiors. Graham Yelton Photography.




Dana Wolter Interiors. Graham Yelton Photography.





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Dana Wolter Interiors. Graham Yelton Photography.





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Dana Wolter Interiors. Graham Yelton Photography.





Dana Wolter Interiors. Graham Yelton Photography.




The homeowners wanted to incorporate as many of their existing pieces of furniture as possible into the new look of the room.


“I was fearful that the more modern look I desired would not work well with my existing furniture. Dana was able to use many of my pieces in different ways, and I really appreciated that.” – Homeowner, Birmingham Home and Garden.


To give this room the new sophisticated look it now has, I incorporated whites, blues, and grays with color added into the room through the accessories and artwork.   Believe it or not, this light-colored room is filled with durable, treated fabrics, making it family-friendly to all (including pups who like to sit where they are not suppose t0).


If your home needs updating and you would like to discuss your project with us, reach out to us at  We would love to talk with you.


Have a good day-




To see more of the transformation of this home, read here (dining room, master bedroom, kitchen).



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