When this historic mansion in Leesburg, Virginia, served as a Designers’ Showhouse for the Loudoun Arts Council, designer Paula Grace was commissioned to return the library to its former grandeur. She was inspired to create an elegant, French-inspired room, as you can see by her drawing. But when she first walked into the library, it looked like this:
Kind of blah. Paula transformed the fireplace with a Louis XV hand-carved mantel, dramatic drapes, and two crescent-shaped sofas. Here’s how the room looked after she worked her design magic on it:
Paula painted the inside of the bookcases a muted gold, which really makes them stand out more than they did when they were totally white, doesn’t it? (Love those bookshelves!)
You can see the rest of the photos and get more information about the room’s makeover (and see other amazing before and afters) at Paula Grace Designs.
I’m joining the Metamorphosis Monday party at Between Naps on the Porch. If you love before & afters, that’s the place to go!
P.S. If you haven’t entered my $50 Sticviews Giveaway yet, you still have time!