We found the contemporary circle painting at HomeGoods. I used some acrylic paints to brighten some of the circles a bit. The clock was an antique they had, and the blue vase was a school art project their daughter made years ago. We added the oversized hammered silver bowl as a table centerpiece, and brought in the ficus tree in large red pottery pot to the left of the fireplace. Only a few pieces changed the room a lot.
Across from the fireplace was this giant empty baker's rack buffet.
Carol had all kinds of great mementos and treasures that were boxed in closets and cabinets. We pulled them out, and I styled a display for this furniture piece with their items.
We also worked on their family room while I was there. In the spring, we discussed painting the wall above the fireplace in a smokey blue green color. They settled on Quarry Rock by Benjamin Moore and it is a really pretty addition to the limestone fireplace.
We added the round starburst style mirror to the newly painted wall, and completed the mantel with a rustic carved wood candle holder that used to live on their dining room table. On the TV wall, we added a vintage metal sculpture by artist C.Jere, that I found a few years ago at a resale store and has been living in my attic. This room also only got a few tweaks, but they have big impact.