Room Makeover on a Budget

Photo by: David Tsay
Take a Room from Blah to Beautiful

When Anisa and Casey Darnell moved to Roswell, GA, a town just north of Atlanta, buying a home was not an option-the lousy housing market

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Photo by: David Tsay
Take a Room from Blah to Beautiful

When Anisa and Casey Darnell moved to Roswell, GA, a town just north of Atlanta, buying a home was not an option-the lousy housing market meant they hadn't been able to sell their previous home. But that didn't stop Anisa, a self-taught interior designer who is half of the firm Milk & Honey Home (MilkandHoneyHome.com), from making the rental they found her own. "I would paint if I could, but it seemed safer to keep the neutral colors that were already here," says Anisa.

So she worked with the beige-and-cream palette, adding comfy, functional furnishings and making small cosmetic upgrades to change it from nice-enough to truly inviting. "We might only be here for two years," says Anisa, "but I don't want it to feel like a temporary space. We can always patch holes, but life is too short not to feel happy in your own home."

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Mon, Oct 29, 2012 3:30 PM EDT
By Woman's Day Staff

See how thrift store discoveries and inexpensive furnishings transformed a family's boring rental.

Original article appeared on WomansDay.com.

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