The homeowners wanted to update the living room of their 1963 ranch home. The room was previously painted pale green with matching wall-to-wall carpet, which presented the room in a dated, pastel color palette. The carpet was removed and the original hardwood floors were beautifully refinished. The walls were painted taupe and the ceiling a pink-beige that matches the wood trim throughout the house. Although there was no desire to replace the furniture, rearranging the furniture and artwork completely transformed the room and there is no hint of pastel anywhere. The rose-toned chairs and floral sofa relate to each. Set against the taupe walls, the furniture takes on a much warmer and almost neutral look. When the furniture looks tired and the room is missing something you can’t put your finger on, changing the paint color can be the transformation you’re looking for. That is my kind of beautiful!