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Before and after: 15 lessons for redecorating your living room

Toronto designer Samantha Sacks deconstructs her client’s living room with 15 takeaway lessons.

Every great design story begins with a great client, and the owner of this 2,200-square-foot tract house in suburban Toronto is no exception. Though the family room was filled with builder-basic finishes, from flimsy bookshelves to a dated brass fireplace box, and washedout chenille sofas, my client knew what she liked- decorating with animal prints. With a few deft edits and loads of fashionable fabrics and accessories, we created a safari-chic space that’s high on design while remaining kickback-cool for this family of four. Here are 15 ideas that helped us get there.

15-ways-before-pg1.jpgClick on the image to see how this living room was transformed.

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