Amy Cuker, MBA, LEED AP
Interior Designers & Decorators
Sunroom and Living Room interiors traditional-living-room
 

Sunroom and Living Room interiors

Old furniture has been reused and freshened with new accessories, such as pillows, wall art, and books to give new life to these sunny spaces.
URL
http://www.down2earthdesign.com

What Houzz contributors are saying:

4. LEED designers are not afraid of hand-me-downs. "If your parents or grandparents were thrifty, that means they were also kind of green. If they’re willing to pass something old down to you, don’t dismiss it out of hand. Take a close look and see if there’s any way it can be used or displayed in your modern life," says Cuker."Our design landscape can look homogenized if you source all your interior accoutrements from chain stores," she adds. "But something that’s been handed down will have personal history. And if it stuck around this long, it is likely to be of better quality than many objects currently being produced. For example, these are my parents’ 40-year-old orange crushed-velvet sofas [shown], which have now taken up residence in my living room."

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Anne Power added this to poweranne’s ideas
April 10, 2014
4. LEED designers are not afraid of hand-me-downs. "If your parents or grandparents were thrifty, that means they were also kind of green. If they’re willing to pass something old down to you, don’t dismiss it out of hand. Take a close look and see if there’s any way it can be used or displayed in your modern life," says Cuker. "Our design landscape can look homogenized if you source all your interior accoutrements from chain stores," she adds. "But something that’s been handed down will have personal history. And if it stuck around this long, it is likely to be of better quality than many objects currently being produced. For example, these are my parents’ 40-year-old orange crushed-velvet sofas [shown], which have now taken up residence in my living room."
chemistrykaren added this to living room ideas
January 15, 2014
sofas
aidabernalcruz added this to aidabernalcruz's ideas
October 24, 2013
los colores
sareese89 added this to sareese89's ideas
October 22, 2013
shelving next to window
lydiaggreene added this to lydiaggreene's Ideas
October 17, 2013
Window seat shelves
vmbs added this to vmbs's ideas
October 14, 2013
The book shelf and cabinet
marion51 added this to marion51's ideas
October 12, 2013
Corner Bookcase
Alison Ramos Harter added this to webuser_9149531's Ideas
October 11, 2013
Colors!
motherhenning added this to Furniture
October 11, 2013
Round table
Cheryl Webb added this to Furniture
October 10, 2013
coffee table
shobelaura added this to Living Room Ideas
October 10, 2013
Pillows
n_perera added this to styles classical
October 9, 2013
book case in corner
Joanna Cooper Vanderpool added this to phx
October 9, 2013
LEED designers are not afraid of hand-me-downs. "If your parents or grandparents were thrifty, that means they were also kind of green. If they’re willing to pass something old down to you, don’t dismiss it out of hand. Take a close look and see if there’s any way it can be used or displayed in your modern life," says Cuker. "Our design landscape can look homogenized if you source all your interior accoutrements from chain stores," she adds. "But something that’s been handed down will have personal history. And if it stuck around this long, it is likely to be of better quality than many objects currently being produced. For example, these are my parents’ 40-year-old orange crushed-velvet sofas [shown], which have now taken up residence in my living room."
maryhouston7 added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 9, 2013
window and shelves
abirebeli added this to abirebeli's Ideas
October 9, 2013
J'aime les bibliothèque encastré dans le mur
elsiemcmillin added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 9, 2013
yellow/grey palate and BRONZE furniture
rkothapa added this to rkothapa's ideas
October 9, 2013
columns next to window
levelle added this to levelle's Ideas
October 8, 2013
Flower vase
Kathy Jones added this to House
October 8, 2013
Tones
marybraue added this to marybraue's Ideas
June 28, 2013
Like shelf
Colette Poniatowski added this to colette_poniatowski's Ideas
January 11, 2013
Built ins by window
tilegirl220 added this to tilegirl220's ideas
September 16, 2012
Colors if couch just like mine. Use gray and yellow accents
lauralen3 added this to lauralen3's ideas
July 7, 2012
Builtin
immercedes added this to immercedes's color ideas
January 25, 2012
nice yellow paint
twinecao added this to AP do Edu
April 16, 2011
Estante branca do lado do sofa de tras para livros.
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