Originally created 05/16/04

Evans home has whole new look, thanks to TV shows



After watching lots of Trading Spaces episodes and having a Southern Living Home Interiors party in her house, Julie Arrowood decided it was time to update her 12-year-old Evans home.

So, in the past year the Wellington subdivision home has been transformed. The cool pale pinks of the main areas have been replaced with warm golden yellows, and a floral-theme kitchen is now a deep red.

Shows such as Trading Spaces "gave me ideas of what I wanted. I bought new furniture. I decided to go with a completely different look," she said of the home she has lived in since it was built.

The kitchen was the first project.

Mrs. Arrowood wanted a European flavor in her kitchen, so it's accented with pictures of French scenes. She added silk greenery and grapes in the space above the cabinets, which were repainted a clean white. The breakfast nook features a cafe-style table below a "bistro" sign.

The living room, dining room and hall were painted with a faux finish.

The living room is a favorite of Mrs. Arrowood, with its elegant and bountiful beige sofa, chair and love seat. The large furniture is accented with an array of pillows.

The room has 20-foot-high ceilings, with minimal artwork to highlight the tall walls. On the wall opposite the seating area, Mrs. Arrowood has placed a mirror with wooden pieces to make it look like a window. A shelf with colored bottles on it is below the mirror, and greenery drapes lightly over the top of the mirror.

Mrs. Arrowood wants to create a photo wall above the sofa, with a series of black-and-white pictures of her family.

The master bath is another favorite. With two tones of sage green in a faux finish, the walls are a soothing color; perfect for long baths in the garden tub.

In the separate toilet room is a ladder which holds towels and washcloths.

The master bedroom is a light yellow. The bedding, with its rich reds and golds, brings together the predominant colors in the house.

The room of her daughter, Savannah, departs from the rest of the themes in the home.

Painted in a bright blue, it exhibits her signature style. A group of stuffed monkeys have found their home above the curtain rod in the Greenbrier Middle School pupil's room.

"Savannah loves monkeys," Mrs. Arrowood said.

At Home With ...The Family: Shawn and Julie Arrowood and Mrs. Arrowood's 13-year-old daughter, Savannah BrownThe House: Open ranch style with three bedrooms and two bathroomsWhy This House: Mrs. Arrowood has lived in the house since it was built 12 years ago. She said she likes the vaulted ceiling in the living room, the corner fireplace and the spacious kitchen.