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Kevin Sharkey of Martha Stewart Living - Organizind Living Room


Design Guru Kevin Sharkey is Senior Vice President and Executive Editorial Director, Decorating, and Executive Creative Director, Merchandising for MSLO.
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Home Design with Kevin Sharkey of Martha Stewart Living. Here Kevin creates a neat, clutter free and organized living room.

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After a year-long home renovation chronicled in the pages of Martha Stewart Living Magazine (See: The Best Magazines for Home Organizing), design guru Kevin Sharkey gives us a peek into his new home.

High above the Hudson River in New York City, Kevin has created modern beauty perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Lucky for us it's also a clutter-free and organized space. Join me on a tour of his new home and pick up some basic and deluxe home organization tips along the way.

Let's start with the living room. There is nothing utilitarian about a living room: it's for relaxing. Maybe you use it to curl up in a corner and read, maybe you use it to watch TV after a long day in the office, or maybe you like to sit on the couch and blast opera until your neighbors complain. If there's one room in the house to embrace minimalism and control clutter this is it.

Let your furniture and decor shine and follow these living room organization tips gleaned from Kevin's pad:

  1. You most likely have a combination of computers, televisions, sound systems and gaming equipment in your living room. Keep your cables organized. Here's a guide to Organizing Cable Clutter in 15 Minutes.
  2. If you have the space and budget, choose an all-inclusive entertainment center with doors that will hide electronics while not in use. (What you can't see this in this picture is Kevin's all-inclusive home entertainment center, but it's there!)
  3. The experts who worked on Kevin's renovation suggest going wireless to cut out cables all together. (See the September 2010 Martha Stewart Living for full details of the renovation.)
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