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Calm Den Retreat

Streamlined furniture, a textured area rug and white decorative objects exude serenity.

"We lightened things up on the cheap with a few gallons of cream paint, which gave the old paneling and brick fireplace a whole new look," says Sherry Petersik, co-author of the popular blog, Young House Love. "Then we replaced the faux-parquet linoleum with mocha hardwood that flowed with the rest of the house."

See the "before" photo, plus the entire home makeover gallery.

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