Pat was definitely ready for a new look.
Her peach walls, peach wing chairs and white floral sofa were beautiful in the 80's - but it wasn't the 80's anymore. Heavy lace curtains, off-white carpeting and brass accessories had to go, but we loved the new crown molding, plastered ceiling and mullioned windows.
The only furniture Pat wished to keep in this room was the family piano. I wanted to see more light in the room as well. She had a definite idea about color - more peaches and cream - but I decided NOT to take her at her word and we took a little trip to the fabric showroom.
I asked her to forget about the living room and just show me the fabrics she was drawn to.