Meet the Winner of Our Fantasy

and Design Within Reach booted up in spring 2012 to give away the greatest living room revamp in the Design Within Reach Fantasy Living Room Sweepstakes, also we have a winner! Congratulations to Mary Pucul, that won design solutions valued at $20,000 from a top professional and $20,000 worth of furniture from Design Within Reach.

Pucul was working with interior designer Ani Semerjian to put together her dream living space. They started by sharing ideabooks — Pucul was sharing living rooms she enjoys as well as ideas for her own living space, and Semerjian was responding with images of rooms and furniture tailored to Pucul’s taste and requirements.

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Mary Pucul, second from left, along with her husband of 40 decades, Carl Pucul, much left, joined DWR Princeton Studio proprietor Russell Ferrante and interior designer Ani Semerjian to get a furniture scouting trip.

Pucul is an educator in Vandling, Pennsylvania. This is her and her husband’s first contest win, and they’re very enthusiastic about their new space.

“The project is going quite easily; I could not have asked to work with more or more appreciative individuals,” states Semerjian. Have a look at these before images, links to their inspiration ideabooks, the designer’s sketch and photographs in their first shopping excursion.

BEFORE: The living room. This home was in Pucul’s family for generations; her three sisters grew up here, as did her father and his six sisters.

The couple has lived here since 1989, when they bought the home from Pucul’s sisters after her parents passed away. They’ve finished renovation projects over the years, but not as extensive as this living room undertaking.

The living room is 18 by 12 feet and joins into a sunroom. The two use it all the time to hang out, watch TV, entertain and unwind together.

Before Photo

“Our contractors and subs are neighborhood, and it’s really wonderful to have the ability to encourage the community with this undertaking,” states Semerjian.

The makeover will include:

Professional interior design solutions
Redoing the ceiling, which is half acoustic tile. The tile is going to be eliminated, and the entire ceiling is going to be coated with tongue and groove paneling.
Brick lighting
Removing the sink and shutting up the plumbing
Painting the Whole space, including the ceiling
$20,000 in furniture from Design Within Reach
• If the budget permits, a flush-mounted fireplace

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The Process So Far

Pucul and Semerjian happen to be communicating through ideabooks on . Pucul made an inspirational ideabook of dwelling room images she enjoyed, such as this one. She loves an eclectic look that combines antiques with modern pieces. She also loves color — no just beige and white palette to her!

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Subsequently, designer Semerjian made her very own ideabook, including her ideas in the comments with each photograph. She also added sketches and a few interesting pictures in their shopping excursion. “We are going to fully transform this space,” claims Semerjian.

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After chatting and trading ideas via , the couple and the designer met at the Design Within Reach shop in Princeton, New Jersey, to check out the goods they had been admiring online.

The Furniture They Picked Outside

We will start with the very important piece in almost any living space, the sofa. The Puculs chose the Raleigh sofa.

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They selected this iconic Noguchi coffee table. The table’s foundation will give the room a few curves, while the glass top takes up small visual space.

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This tripod lamp will illuminate the space. Tripod lamps provide architectural lines and eliminate the need for a side or sofa table to hold reading lamps.

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They also picked up the Line Bar, designed by Singaporean designer Nathan Yong. The item will add texture, warm wood and also an intricate but compact pattern to the space.

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Milo Baughman Recliner 74 in Leather – $2,800

This is a sleek recliner Frasier Crane would love; it had been designed by Milo Baughman in 1966.

A DWR powwow, complete with iconic chairs for everyone.

Next: Follow the procedure since the Puculs’ new living room comes together.

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