Before and After: Gwyneth Paltrow's Hamptons Living Room

In the latest edition of her GOOP newsletter, Gwyneth Paltrow shared her experience with interior designer Windsor Smith's Room In A Box, an e-decorating service that offers clients remote design services at a flat rate. After learning about the service, the actress and lifestyle guru decided to try it on a space that had always given her trouble: the living room in her Amagansett, NY home. "While it's spacious and filled with light, it has always been a dead zone in the home, where nobody seemed to spend time," GOOP says. Within a few weeks of uploading photos, dimensions, details about existing furniture, inspiration imagery, and a price range to the Room in a Box site, Paltrow received a customized box in the mail that included a storyboard, room rendering, floor plan, textile swatches, and shopping list. [caption id="attachment_40611" align="aligncenter" width="550"]The rendering. The rendering.[/caption] "I was blown away by its ingenuity," Paltrow says. Smith's rendering transformed transformed the lifeless living room into "a modern-day take on the traditional 'salon' where music, games, and several conversations can take place, all in the same space." At the center of the newly decorated room is a grand piano; once relegated to a lonely corner, it now had become a focal point and a source of energy and engagement. Paltrow's shopping list included a midcentury Italian pendant from Stellar Union, Emma Velvet Chairs by And George, a Waterfall Console Table by Karl Springer, a Roche Bobois sectional sofa, and a Carol Egan coffee table. Click through the slideshow above to take the full tour! Have you ever used any e-decorating service? Is it something you'd like to try? Tell us in the comments. Photographs: Justin Coit for GOOP