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From Dark to Light: 5 Dramatic Room Makeovers

See how designer Leia Ward turned once-forgettable spaces into the essence of luxury.

Leia Ward

Designer Leia Ward of Ridgefield, Conn.-based LTW Design likes to lighten the mood in her designs. Ward is a professional home stager to the stars—actor Bruce Willis is one of her clients—and she has plenty of experience with dramatic room transformations in her portfolio of multimillion-dollar makeovers.

Ward’s signature aesthetic centers on casual sophistication, bold neutrals, clean lines, natural light, and bringing in lots of layers. Check out some of the before and after photos of spaces Ward has staged, turning dark and dated interiors into lighter, modern styles.

Dining Room

Dining Room BEFORE


Kitchen BEFORE

Living Room

Living Room BEFORE

Home Office




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