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  1. Penelope Harrison -  July 20, 2011 - 8:28 pm

    My friends have been telling me for years that I should look into becoming an interior decorator. Decorating my house (and said friends houses, when asked) has always been an enjoyable hobby of mine, and I guess you could say I have a knack for it, but I’ve always looked at it as simply that – just a hobby – and not something I’d do full-time. However, I recently lost my job and am looking to take my life/career in a different direction. I’d love to consider a career as an interior decorator, but I don’t know the first thing about getting started. Can you offer any suggestions or guidance?

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  2. E J TREMME -  July 24, 2011 - 5:41 pm

    My kitchen has a high vaulted ceiling which requires a support pole from floor to ceiling, The pole is at the end of the island and is centered in the kitchen. The builder boxed the pole with simple stained lumber. There is not an option but to live with the support pole, do you have any idea of what can be done with this pole to make it more attractive in the space?

    Thanks, EJ

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  3. Janet -  January 10, 2012 - 10:08 pm

    I live in a studio apartment. I am trying to decorate in compartments. What type of items can I use to separate my bed area from my living area and it not be so bulky or obvious? (I wanted something different from a screen.)

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  4. deb -  January 10, 2012 - 11:47 pm

    I have a small eat in kitchen I want to paint my walls. Keep my saufit a cranberry color but want to use a light sage green on the walls? I have oak cabinets with oak trim around doors and windows. Inside the window and window trim is white. Should I have one accent wall with another color (white) and use the sage on all the other walls? Appliances are white as well and flooring is oak. I am wondering if there would be too much sage. Room size is 11×20

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  5. Dave -  January 12, 2012 - 1:36 am

    Hey, I have many plants including cacti that I plant outside in the summer, but struggle to find a place to fit them inside during the winter. When I do its pretty ugly.

    Any ideas for indoor arrangements that provide light and visual appeal in a small space?

    Thanks!

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  6. Carolyn -  February 17, 2012 - 8:05 pm

    My laundry room has Peg Board on the walls. I was wondering what would be the
    best way to paint them? (sponge roller – long or short nap rollers) I know the holes
    in the board will be added work, also.. I have chosen 2 colors, a sage green, and
    a medium tan. There are 2 doors, and a set of cabinets over the washer that has to
    also be painted. I cannot decide if the walls should be painted the tan color, and the
    doors and the trim around them, and the cabinets should be painted the sage green
    color, or visa versa. For some reason I just can’t visualize the end results. Any help
    would be appreciated.. Thanks
    If I should paint the walls the tan color, and the doors and the trim around them, and
    the cabinets the sage green, or visa versa

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  7. Shelly -  March 30, 2012 - 2:11 pm

    I need color help. Our dining room and living room are wide open to each other. The dining room has brick red walls with dark wood furniture. The living room has medium brown sofas. What colors can I use for spring accents?

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  8. Tara -  May 3, 2012 - 6:28 pm

    I live in an apartment where the landlord does not allow tentants to paint the walls. My question is how can i give the illision that my wall(s) are painted but im on a small budget and it would have to be an inexspensive way to do so.

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  9. Debbie -  July 30, 2012 - 8:31 pm

    My son made us an oak table country style I’m not sure what kind of chairs to get to update it. It is an medium stain

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  10. Jennifer -  September 2, 2012 - 10:04 pm

    I am moving into my dream home. It is an oceanfront Florida condo. The main room is approx 26×15 wide. I am going for modern and classy. My ? Is: is it a good idea(will it look upscale/classy) if I paint the long unbroken wall a metallic sheened silver, and then can I do the opposite wall a metallically sheened blue/green?

    Also, this move is putting us on the ‘eat beans’ budget; therefore, cannot afford drapes. It has lovely damask draperies with swags and jaboted, but the colors of the stripes do not go. Have you heard of anyone painting over damask with fabric paint? Are there lovelier options?

    Thank you, jennifer

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  11. Steven Massongill -  September 8, 2012 - 5:12 pm

    My new apartment has medium chocolate brown carpet… how can I break up the brown ? I was planning on getting furniture with a medium cherry finish, will that look good against the brown? Any ideas and suggestions would be great.

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  12. Abby -  October 25, 2012 - 11:29 pm

    Hello,
    I am redoing my bathroom. Is it essential for bathroom vanities to match?

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  13. bety -  October 26, 2012 - 2:11 am

    My newly purchased house was built in 1947 and has those small pinky/salmon bathroom tiles!! What color paint can I use for the walls. I tried green to match a white / green/ pink shower curtain but it looks terrible. I can’t afford to retile at this time

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  14. Dottie Migliore -  November 9, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    The holidays present so many problems for me esp. re: the tree! We have a 3 year old new home with 12/13ft ceilings. My 6 ft. artificial tree looks wimpy & all out of proportion. I have tried raising it with a box or block of wood but no matter what I try it really looks rediculous. My husband refuses to purchase a taller tree – he has good reasons. It is so heavy that neither of us can manage to get it out of storage in our basement, up the stairs, set it up etc. I know a table top tree might be an answer but with our high ceilings that too just does not seem to work

    I assume I could decorate without a tree but somehow it does not seem the same.
    What can I do?

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  15. Barry -  November 14, 2012 - 4:32 pm

    I am thinking about painting a room with a chair rail. I want to use a biege color and a complimenting contrast color. Which would be more appropriate – the light color or the darker color below the chari rail?

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  16. Deanna -  December 13, 2012 - 6:29 pm

    Hi.

    I was wondering if one can affix curtain rods close to the ceiling and display curtains that only hang about 3/4 down the wall once placed on the rod; or with this rod height, must the curtains be full length to the floor or it will look funny/cheap or chop the room height?

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  17. marsha -  December 31, 2012 - 3:27 pm

    Im building a new home. The kitchen has an open floor plan with a large bar seperating it from the living room. Cabinets will be stained a dark mahogany, flooring is the brick cement flooring in used red 4×8 and back splash is the same color brick in 2×8. I will have a large island that I was thinking would look good painted instead of stained. My husband wants black galaxy granite countertop, im thinking a dark grey would look best, along with painting the island a distressed grey. Im worried that the dark cabinets along with a black granite countertop will make it too dark. What do you suggest.

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  18. Mary Pat -  January 1, 2013 - 10:52 pm

    In what room of my house should I place/hang family photographs without detracting from my Asian-traditional decorating style? (TV room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Guest room, entry way)

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  19. Larene -  January 19, 2013 - 12:57 am

    Hi!
    We are moving into our new home that was last decorated back in the eighties with lots of light pink flowery wallpaper, neutral carpet, brass fixtures, some tan tile and barely off white (maybe just dirty) drapes.

    I want to strip the wall paper and add color. And I want to paint or replace the brass fixtures. The carpet will stay for a while as will the tile.

    Can I do a dark grey on the walls? Or will the grey look bad with the tan carpet and tile nearby?

    Can I do grey and pink in one room and tan and white in the next room or do I need to pick one ( tan or grey) and keep it thourout the house?

    Thanks,
    Larene

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  20. Chris S -  January 27, 2013 - 1:26 am

    Hello,
    I need to replace my kitchen faucet as it beyond repair.
    In my kitchen, I have black Soapstone counter tops and a stainless steel sink. I originally put in a stainless silver “satin” finish faucet, but it never really matched just right, as the sink was always a tad lighter, but a darker silver finish would have been too dark.
    I’m thinking of putting in an antique style, black “stain” finish faucet and soap dispenser.
    My floors are gray tile and my cabinets are a darker gray with a hand glazed finish in onyx. (The glaze is in the ridges, etc., around the face of the cabinets)
    All the appliances are stainless steel.
    The only black in the kitchen are in the ridges of the cabinets and the black soapstone counter tops.
    I’d like to know if it’s “acceptable” to put a black faucet and soap dispenser on a silver stainless sink?
    I’m putting my house on the market this summer, so I don’t want to replace the entire sink, by I’d like give the kitchen a little “pop”, as my kitchen is looking a little too gray and could use a little contrast.
    Thank you so much for your help and I LOVE your website !

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  21. Emily -  February 2, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Hi, We have lived in our current house for awhile and life has been busy. I have more time now to think about fixing some things that have been bugging me. On is the echo and look of our two story family room. The house is very open and we have installed blinds on the lower windows and are looking to install blinds on the upper windows because of the sun. However, my question revolves around drapes for the windows. There are 4 sets, two on the back wall on either side of a fireplace and two on the outside walls to either side. We have gone back and forth about if the drapes should be only one story or both stories. The windows are lined up one over the other so this is an option. I was also wondering if they should be double width panels or single since there are blinds underneath already for privacy?

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  22. Patti -  February 10, 2013 - 1:44 am

    I’d like to hang mini-chandeliers on either side of queen bed in a room which has ceiling fan w/light above the bed (center of room). Will chandeliers look silly with fan?

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  23. Sheryl -  February 15, 2013 - 3:30 am

    Hello,
    My master bedroom is 14 ft long by 8 ft tall. Within this wall is a 66 x 54 inch window, 5 1/2 feet from the left wall and 3 feet from the right wall, 1 foot from the ceiling and 2 feet from the floor. Obviously it is not centered. At this time it is not possible to replace and/or move it. Do you have any suggestions for disguising it? Blinds, drapes, furniture placement? We would like to construct a built in dresser/wardrobe along that wall. Thanks for your time. Sheryl Strole

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  24. Deborah McKimmy -  February 16, 2013 - 11:56 pm

    My living room is 14×14, I have white walls and burgundy carpet with burgundy pulled back curtains with white lace also have a burgundy recliner. My question is I would like to buy slipcovers for my love seat and sofa. I really like the Lexington floral print ( Sure fit by Wayfair)- with burgundy flowers. I also have plain burgundy pillows to go on each – 4 for sofa and 2 for loveseat. But I’m really not sure. We have 3 grandsons and one on the way . And 2 big dogs. So I thought with the prints it would hide just about everything. I’ve tried solid burgundy slipcovers before but it was just to much. I love the color burgundy, All of the rooms have a touch of it in them. What do you think?

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  25. kelly -  February 17, 2013 - 12:12 am

    hello, i have no knack for decorating…. I have a charcoal colored couch and berry colored chairs. my curtains are ivory with a grey pattern. my floors are wood. My wall are white now but i want to paint. I was thinking a pale greay but is that to much grey, a pale purple. blue. i have no idea. Any advice on paint color would be great.

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  26. JOANN DONALD -  March 17, 2013 - 1:40 am

    I am redecorating my bedroom. I have a charcoal shag rug in the bedroom area and want to put a gray wool rug with a sparkler design in the sitting area. The wool rug has bursts of orange, soft blue and cream. Will the two rug materials go together?

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  27. Nancy S -  March 21, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    We are removing the original medium oak paneling from the halls and stairway in our 47 year old Cape Cod. We are in our early sixties and hope to age in place. Our trim is Behr Swiss Coffee, a white-off white. What color and type of paint should we use on the stairway wall with to maximize visibility and minimize fingerprints? Most of the walls in the house are cool, light colors. And no, I am not sure how the walls were finished under the paneling but am guessing 47 year old drywall, perhaps not even primed. thanks, Nancy

    BTW, the closest we even came to divorce was wallpapering the stairway in our first house 35 years ago so that’s not an option.

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  28. Jill -  March 22, 2013 - 3:13 am

    I have a wood wall in my bedroom & all of the other walls are white with white molding. Not sure what I should do with them. Some suggestions have been, leave the walls white & continue the wood around the molding through out the whole room or around the one wall. Paint the walls a light shade that matches the wood. I can’t decide! Do you have any recommendations? The wood wall has a window in it with white vertical blinds which I was thinking about changing too, if you can make a suggestion.
    Thanks for your help! Jill

    Sent from my iPod

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  29. Ala -  March 30, 2013 - 11:42 pm

    Hey,
    I currently want to be an interior decorator(not an interior designer) and the college that I want to go to only offers interior designing programs. Should I take it or just take other classes?

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  30. Josie -  April 10, 2013 - 3:25 pm

    I am redoing my bedroom after the passing of my husband. My color scheme is navy, silver/gray with pops of orange. The room has beige carpet but I want to add some color by using an area rug. Can I put an area rug over the carpet and if so any suggestions? My comforter is navy with silver/gray leaves (I have orange throw pillows on the bed and an orange throw draped over a gray fabric chair), the curtains are gray, my lamps have gray shades, and the walls are a sky blue. I so want a patterned orange rug to give my room the WOW factor. Help!

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  31. Tracie -  April 22, 2013 - 7:12 pm

    Hi, I have an “All Oak” kitchen, Oak cabs, floors, chair rail and bead board wainscoting. I am going to re-do the cabs in a darker stain, and wanted a suggestion on what to do with the oak chair rail and wainscoting. I don’t want to paint them white, as then I feel I’d have too many colors going on (I intend to leave the oak floors as they are). any suggestions on what to do with the window trim, chair rail and wainscoting? It is a smallish kitchen. Thanks much. (a pic is in the link above)

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  32. Cynthia Haueter -  April 30, 2013 - 10:12 pm

    Hi there. I live in an apartment with a balcony that I would love to use. However, it overlooks the alley between my building and the next one, and is nearly right above some dumpters. Any tips for a way to hide the eyesore without blocking out all the light?

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  33. Robin -  May 28, 2013 - 10:51 pm

    I have an open floor plan with a big kitchen with lighting over an island and a dining area together. There’s a cut out from the living room that you can see into the kitchen. My question is should all my light fixtures be the same color from the living rm ceiling fan to the light over the island and the dining rm table.

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  34. Bev Taplin -  June 17, 2013 - 7:56 pm

    I have been asked to decorate the Board Room at our church. The room is directly off the lobby area with a large window and door that open into the lobby. The lobby is painted in caramel tones. Would it be okay to do the board room in chocolate browns with French blue accents. The furniture is espresso

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  35. eva davis -  June 18, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    can I mix a large wall of photographs with color and black and white photos?

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  36. Juanita Takeno -  June 18, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    I have an old rock fireplace built in the 70s. What can I do to modernize it without the cost of replacing? Should I paint it? What are some other ideas? Thank you.

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  37. JULI -  July 23, 2013 - 11:02 am

    My entrance hallway, LR and dining area are all one open space in my NY apartment. The colors are burgundy, pale green, black and yellow with an Aubusson rug in the LR. I would like to paint all three areas and make it a bit more modern. (Right now it’s Ralph Lauren with a mix of French).
    1-should all three areas be one color
    2-can I use a grey with the above colors
    Thank you so much….

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  38. Danielle -  July 24, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    I’m having an at-home wedding in our backyard in October and we have a gas grill on the patio that is a total eyesore. Any ideas on what to do with it (other than just getting rid of it) for the wedding? Maybe some way to dress it up so it could even look like part of the decor… I thought about covering it with something else and putting a sign on it, I don’t know… here’s a picture of the space and grill:

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/943771_10100657538005593_328931654_n.jpg

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  39. Gaye Brown -  July 27, 2013 - 1:15 am

    I have a lamp in my living room that can be filled with marbles, stones, etc. My accent colors are gold, “eggplant” purple, and pale blue. What substance could I use that is somewhat unusual? The walls are pale yellow and the rest of the room is a netural beige. I am trying to bring in as much color as I can without having a circus theme. Thanks.

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  40. Suzan James -  July 28, 2013 - 10:59 pm

    We have done an entire house remodel and are down to buying doorknobs for the doors. We have a knotty alder front door with oil rubbed bronze handle. We plan to use the same type handle for other exterior doors, but do interior doors need to be oil rubbed bronze? Or could we use brushed nickel finish?

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  41. Gabby -  August 1, 2013 - 6:37 am

    I am a student who just moved into an apartment. I have a bookcase, a wide dresser, a queen size bed, a night stand, a chair and lamps of course. I have no idea how to position my furniture. In the picture, I have the room on the left. THe window is smaller and pushed to the left. My cable connector is on the wall adjacent to the wall with the window so I planned to put my dresser there and have it double as a tv stand. I have no idea where to put everything else. I want my room comfortable and functional and I don’t have a headboard or footboard.

    http://www.missionhillsapartments.com/media_library/2728/4e39ca492bba4459.png

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  42. Camilla -  August 6, 2013 - 9:18 pm

    Our office/craft room will be turned into a nursery when the time comes. It is painted a deep blue on two walls and a lighter blue on the other two. I would like to keep the dark blue (its gorgeous) even tho its not very “babyish” and i would be painting over the light blue. What are some colors that would coordinate with the dark blue but also make the room more kid friendly? boy or girl… Also on two walls there is paneling halfway up. Thank you!

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  43. paula meitzler -  August 12, 2013 - 11:38 pm

    If redecorating bathrooms, using granite for countertops, should you go with the same pattern and design granite for every bathroom?

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  44. Sheryl -  August 22, 2013 - 1:45 am

    I chose a granite that has real movement in it. Do I have to watch what type of laying pattern I choose for the tile. I am worried if it is a busy granite that a herringbone pattern might be too busy. How much do I need to make sure they are okay.

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  45. Stephanie -  August 27, 2013 - 7:23 pm

    I have a wall that I want to make a feature wall with some objects/pictures etc but the problem is the shape of it. I live in a row home so there are 2 sets of stairs that break up the wall. Are there any rules to go by or advice to follow. Thank you

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  46. Lindsay Sinn -  August 28, 2013 - 3:17 pm

    Is it “permissible” to hang a large mirror opposite another large mirror in the same room? I have inherited a beautiful ghesso mirror and want to put it on a wall that is opposite and just off center from another large, black antique-looking mirror. My friend says 2 mirrors should not be opposite from one another but I don’t have more wall space. The room is eclectic–antiques, traditional and contemporary.

    Thank you,
    Lindsay Sinn

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  47. shirley teglas -  August 30, 2013 - 5:53 pm

    I am having our kitchen cabinets refinished. The exterior cabinets will be white and the island and butlers pantry will be dark brown. My question is;
    the butlers pantry doors are glass. The exterior cabinets are being finished in a dark brown. Should the interior of the cabinet also be brown since it will be visible through the glass doors?
    The existing interior is a pale oak .
    I have seen brown cabinets with a light wood interior. Which is more impactful for a butlers pantry that will have crystal and fine china in the cabinets that will be visible.?

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  48. roxanne -  September 1, 2013 - 9:31 pm

    Hi, I have a question, I painted my light oak trim and doors in my entryway white, also replaced the trim to match. I liked it so well that I decided to do my main living, dining and kitchen area the same. These spaces are on two seperate floors. I painted the trim of one of my bay windows the same white trim color and I am not liking it, the issue I am having is my ivory leather couch and kitchen chairs are fighting with the pure white trim. The furniture now appears dirty to me. Should I opt for an ivory trim color or stick with the same white? Thank you so much.

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  49. Lucy -  September 3, 2013 - 10:05 pm

    Need help with color scheme
    Hello,
    I am currently trying to decide on a color scheme for my new house (we are currently awaiting our closing, photos will be difficult. But I have included a DaVinci-caliber drawing). I am a neutral type of gal and will most likely be sticking to these types of colors. It was suggested to me that I begin with the master bedroom and take my time with the other rooms. So my questions for the: MASTER BEDROOM (a 10′x13′ room. All measurements were taken by my husband and may not be accurate. Sometimes he used the tape measure and sometimes he eyeballed it.) are: 1) since the room is small should I go with white ceilings that match the trim (probably white dove by BM) or since I am leaning towards revere Pewter by BM for the wall should I use a lower percentage of revere on the ceiling. I have read several places where this actually makes a small room look bigger. If this is true, 2) what percentage do you use to get this result. My furniture is a Cabernet color and the window treatment, rug and decorative pillow will incorporate silver/grayish/blue. The area rug would most likely be a light beige color (no pattern), and the window coverings would incorporate some kind of pattern as would the pillows.
    For the LIVING ROOM (12′x16′): I was also thinking of Revere Pewter, with grays/yellowish pattern as part of decor.
    For the FAMILY ROOM ( 15′x23′): This room has wood paneling everywhere. We are changing this as soon as we can (no offense to the wood enthusiasts) There is a fireplace in the family with brick surround (the brick forms the entire 3/4 of the wall-floor to ceiling). I was leaning towards a beige in this room: shaker or greenbrier by BM and again bringing back the blues again. This room is a decent size, compared to the others, and I would be more inclined to keep it painted white. The ceiling has a very nice element of beams that go across in a checkerboard pattern (not sure what this is called). The base of these beams (closest to the ceiling) is white while the top is wood stain (it is two-toned). I would like to paint the whole beam white. I would like to go with a gray area rug that has a morroccan/marakesh/chevron type print and keep the window treatments without a pattern (or a very subtle pattern)
    For the DINING ROOM and KITCHEN (no measurements): My husband put in his two cents and wants green in the kitchen and dining room. I don’t mind green, but I don’t of a green that is neutral and light enough to blend in with the revere and beige of the living and family rooms. Also, I worry that this could make everything look choppy going from one color to the next like that.

    So what do you think of my color scheme? Are my choices of revere pewter and either shaker or greenbrier okay? Any suggestions on green for dining/kitchen?

    I guess that is enough for now. Any and all help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please be gentle… :-)

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  50. shorty -  August 21, 2014 - 4:20 pm

    my living room is 14×28 with 2 different floor levels how can I arrange furniture

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  51. Taylor -  August 24, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    I’m in dire need of some color palette advice. I’m re-doing my living room and painting an accent wall a light aqua. I have a white couch, grey coffee table and the rest of my furniture (media stand, side tables) are black. My plan was to have yellow throw pillows but I don’t think it will look very good to have all 4-5 pillows in yellow and so I feel I need another color thrown in but am at a loss as to what color would be best. Adding grey into the pillows I fear will be too much as my coffee table (which is rather large) and my picture frames on the walls are already grey. What do you suggest?

    THANK YOU!!

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  52. rania -  August 27, 2014 - 9:28 pm

    Hi!
    I am going to move to my in-law’s house and will be living in a one bedroom with my husband and 10 month old baby.

    I am not sure how to organize it to an efficient space.

    it is a very very large room with an en suite. so i would like to fit a small seating area as well as a coffee corner.

    thanks.

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  53. Rick -  August 28, 2014 - 6:36 pm

    I had to tear up my hardwood floors, and because the wood is still good, I thought I would reuse the flooring as wall decor in my garage. I think it would look good with all the walls covered, or just one (but then I’d still have a lot of left over wood). Have you seen this done before? The flooring is finished red oak, has a lighter shade to it. Seems like it would class up the garage a lot, and put this second hand wood to good use.

    Thanks

    p.s. I can’t decide to lay the wood vertically or horizontally, it seems natural to do it horizontally, but then again I’ve never seen this.

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  54. Christine -  August 29, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    My husband and I are moving into a new home soon. There is a large open living room / dinning room area which has a brick fireplace, and a dark brown wood mantel and some built in bookshelves around the fireplace. The wood floors are stained a very dark brown. The sellers, in getting ready to sell, have just recently painted the walls a yellow-ish creme color and all of the trim (baseboards and window trim) dark brown (similar to the floors).

    My husband and I don’t love the look as it’s very dark. However, we recognize that it was just recently painted and the choice of brown paint seems to be a conscious decision to go with the built ins and mantel.

    We don’t like painting over wood as a general practice. (The mantel is actually really pretty, we don’t want to white wash it.) However, we both love the look of white baseboards and how that lightens up a room.

    And to make things more complicated, we have blue leather couches which we also like a lot.

    Is there a wall paint color that could go with the blue couches, the dark brown hard wood floors, the dark brown wood mantel and built ins, but also work with white trim and baseboards?

    Thanks!

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  55. priscilla -  August 29, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Im renting a small 1 bedroom apartment and I dont know how I should decorate my apartment living room . the layout is pretty small of the apartment. Once u walk in its the living room and kitchen.and then make a right and its my room n restroom!.These are the things I have : beige curtains ,3 seater couch and 2 seater love seat which are dark burgundy leather couches, beige walls, dark burgundy brick fireplace wall. Hope u can help me with ideas. or other colors to add to the colors I have . And decorations. Hope to hear from you soon.thanx

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  56. angel -  August 31, 2014 - 1:24 am

    We just installed wood floors in our dining room. is an area rug necessary for under the dining table. how do we determine the right size rug?

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  57. phyllis melkonjan -  September 2, 2014 - 2:17 am

    i have a very small boxy living room. long shuttered window on two walls, a fire place on one of those walls and a dark chocolate leather sofa that has chaise lounge attached. The floor is light laminate wood. Now the couch is against the walls with no windows and takes up almost one wall and a half ( if you can picture this). I use about 4 mirrors to make it appear bigger. All have chocolate wood frames. Three on the wall with the couch and one large one above the fire place. I want to do an accent wall in dark brown or add a white color to make the room look larger. It has to be something simple. Presently I have beige coco colored walls and all the window, fireplace and door are in white. I need your help before I decide. Please advise. Thank you.

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  58. Moira Wade -  September 7, 2014 - 5:25 am

    Hi, I have a clean slate to work with. I am decorating my entire bedroom for the first time and I am 55! Don’t ask. I am getting everything from top to bottom. I have just picked out our bed. I have a 19 x 20 bedroom. All the magazines and decorators (and me) feel you should not buy a full set of bedroom furniture. But no one is giving any advice on what pieces should match the bed or each other, if any?
    There is no advice on the internet if you should match the bed, dresser and mirror. Should the dresser match the mirror? Should the dresser match the chest of drawers? Should either of those match the bed? Should we buy at least one nightstand that matches the bed? Should anything match the bed? Not into a bohemian look, I just like an eclectic look. If you choose a matching chest of drawers, should the dresser be different? If I could just get through this critical question I would feel so much more confident about what I am doing. I am shooting for a very elegant bedroom look. I just bought a King from Liberty Furniture-Arbor Place set from Great American Home Store. Thank you so much for answering this for me. I am so grateful for your help!!

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  59. Jason -  September 7, 2014 - 9:24 pm

    I am redoing my three bathrooms and while the flooring and walls will be the same… I have picked different vanities and actually vanity styles… one is modern in espresso, one is somewhat country (distressed antique white for my two little girls) and one is traditional in espresso. Is this a decorating faux pas?

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  60. jane bartell -  September 8, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    When hanging pictures in a bed room does the “theme” have to be the same?

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  61. andrea -  September 10, 2014 - 2:14 pm

    My family room is 23 by 14 and I have peacock blue floor length curtains. The walls are a medium green and beige carpet. I want to know what color I should paint the walls and a suggestion on the color
    a sofa.

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  62. Joy Twartz -  September 11, 2014 - 7:56 am

    My 21yr old son collects large stuffed toys[mainly cats and dogs].What desgin would look good as curtains in this room? The walls are painted Dulux St Kilda[a shade of blue] Cat print fabric on the Internet is very juvenile.

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  63. Cindy Harcourt -  September 16, 2014 - 3:25 pm

    We moved into a rural home and it is definitely decorated in the country look. My main floor bathroom is a burgundy/white checkered floor, burgundy counter top and maple cabinets. Currently the curtains are burgundy and the walls a light grey. Can you recommend a colour combination for my window(would be a valance) and shower curtain. People have recommended hunter green but as with the country theme my kitchen counter tops8906 and floor are hunter green as well!

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  64. joey -  September 17, 2014 - 3:30 am

    Help, I live in a apartment and the land lord won’t let me paint kitchen another color. The walls are slate blue color and dark brown cabinets and white appliances. The floor is ugly neutral/tan color. I want to decorate but have no idea what colors to use that will go with this. It’s a small kitchen too. Please, help me. What colors/decor could I go with?

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