Before: Dark, dungeon-esque room from the 70's. Dark paneling, orange brick, dark cedar beams on a low ceiling.
After: Paneling removed, drywall installed/textured/painted. Beams and ceiling painted. Orange brick painted. Brown mantel painted black to match fireplace. 8'x10' rug placed over tile for soft carpet-like play area (please ignore toy mess and lack of decorations...everything isn't complete yet).