I am sucker for a great makeover. Whether it's in magazines or on TV, I love seeing a space transform from something blah to something beautiful. And in my opinion, the best kind are the ones that cost little to no money. Rearranging and redecorating your space with items you already own can really go a long way depending on how open-minded you are. Fortunately for this NYC-native, New York designer Jonathan Rosen came into her home (that had hardly been changed in nine years) and completely altered it in a single day for minimal cost. All he did was pick up a few accessories - often the cheapest way to change the look of a room. The full story was featured in July's House Beautiful.
There is an empty wall (blank canvas) over the fireplace just waiting for something eye-catching to fill it, and the couch and council table right when you walk in acts more as a barrier between the guest and the room. That needs to go.
This space is much more inviting with the loveseat moved back to the window. It draws your eye across the entire room. On another note, the designer really took advantage of the visual appeal of pairs. There are a pair of chests, lamps, chairs, sconces, and topiaries flanking either side of the fireplace.