August 25  |  Home Inspiration


Before & After: An Outdated Living Room Turned Rustic Modern Lounge

Color is Good, Inc.

Designer: Kim Bradshaw
Company: Color is Good, Inc.
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Style: Creating a “calm” through good design

“Helping you bring color into your life.”


Color is Good, Inc. (an interior design company) was formed in 2005 by Kim & Dwight Bradshaw with the desire to help people create spaces with color, texture, simplicity and functionality. Color is Good, Inc. helps you bring color and order into your spaces, helps you navigate through the countless design options available, and can assist you in being resourceful with your budget. All design packages include a style interview, which helps the company get a feel for your unique style, detailed measurements of your space, a floor plan (and when helpful a 3D design of your space), shopping for furniture and accessories, paint color selection, presentation of room design for your input and approval, ordering furniture and accessories, furniture and accessory placement, installation of window treatments and putting the final touches on your space.

Before & After Livingroom Remodel

Before & After Livingroom Remodel 2

Before & After Livingroom Remodel 3

Before & After Livingroom Remodel 4

Before & After Livingroom Remodel 5

Shown above is a “complete room design package” that Color Is Good, Inc. completed two years ago in Windsor, Colorado. This space was completely out of scale with a small fireplace and cluttered feeling bookshelves. In addition, the room was long and awkward opening to kitchen behind the existing half wall. A definite design challenge.

Addressing those design dilemmas, Color is Good, Inc. designed the new fireplace/TV wall to be simple, yet stunning with country ledge stone and warm alder. They also brought in a large sectional to fill the long, wide empty space and to provide comfortable seating for the family and guests alike.

The copper tables they chose to use are from Woodley’s, as is the art piece above the fireplace. Both items were very price friendly. Woodley’s is a great resource for their reasonably priced artwork. The arts and crafts-style floor lamp is from LampsPlus…and the curtains and pillows were custom made. These pieces really in pulled the room together. Texture, pattern and color make all the difference!

The butterscotch colored microfiber sectional is from Pottery Barn and was on already on sale, so with their additional 20% designer discount it was a huge savings. Color is Good, Inc. passes along their designer discounts to clients when they work together…and those savings really add up when furnishing a space. Everyone no matter the budget likes to save dollars during the design process.

The fireplace wall needed to step up scale-wise in this space and become a feature, so it really did change the entire room.  It also included some closed storage at the end for practical things like board games, etc. for family fun.

Color is Good, Inc. saved money where they could throughout this renovation project, but this room design itself was not a low budget project with the customized fireplace wall. Any structural changes made to a space add up in the overall budget, but sometimes it’s not just as simple as changing the furniture. If the room just isn’t working, instead of living in a frustrating space, changes can be made that alter how your family does life together. Those are things that you can’t put a price tag on!

“The budget if I remember correctly came in at around $25-30k mostly due to the large fireplace accent wall. The family is so happy with how the room turned out. They now really live in this space together…family rooms are meant to be lived in and functional, beautiful spaces. I really love my job!”

By Kim Bradshaw, Designer


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