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Before and After: From Blah to Ta-Dah!

Domino reader Vianca Valdez recently won a $10,000 room makeover from the shelter mag, and her newly made-over space looks fantastic. Valdez and her husband, who recently bought their first home, needed a space that could give them a needed time-out from their children, and was full of chic, grown-up design finds. Domino contributing editor Tom Delavan came to the rescue.

To see how he transformed this blah space,


Delevan used rich reds and oranges in accent pieces and a chocolate brown paint for the walls. What a difference! Valdez says, "It's the best room in our house. We use it every day and it's absolutely gorgeous. Tom did an amazing job. There is no way I would have picked out the pieces he picked and thought they would have turned out the way they did."

For the whole story, check out the slideshow on Domino.


Join The Conversation
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love it!!
Emmaroo03 Emmaroo03 8 years
What an amazing way to transform a small space-love it!
pargie pargie 8 years
It's beautiful, that sofa is amazing. I'm so jealous, because I entered this contest =( Congrats to Vianca!
krae85 krae85 8 years
wow, I like it.
mscc mscc 8 years
I like it! It's rich and soothing. The framed prints really stand out against the chocolate brown walls.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
love it!
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
It's nice but maybe a bit too much of the same brown on the floor and walls for me.
SarahPW SarahPW 8 years
love the brown, our living room is chocolate
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
It's not my taste, but it's nice nonetheless.
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