• Ask A Decorator: Pro Color Pairing Tips

    A reader asked: “My family room is 23×14′, and I have peacock-blue, floor length curtains and beige carpeting. What color would look best on my walls?” Paula, a residential paint color expert at CertaPro Painters of Bowie, says:  I have found that when working with carpet and wall decorations,  Sherwin Williams shades of beige work

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    Ask a Decorator: Bookcase Paint

    A reader asked: “We have a small library and decided to paint the wall to wall bookcase. We just painted the walls Ben Moore Silver moon. Nice and clean. We have NO idea what to paint the bookcase. We had a thought of white but the white primer shows probably TOO much white against the silver

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    Ask a Decorator: Pool Tiles

    A reader asked: Which glass pool tile shape would stand the test of time, square 1 x 1 or Rectangle 1×4? The pool management experts at Continental Pools had some advice: Tile can be tricky when installed in an outdoor application.  Proper installation is vastly more important than the size of the tile being installed. Although minor

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    Ask a Decorator: Exposed Brick

    One homeowner asked: “I live in a small but charming condo. The living room and dining room have an open layout with an exposed brick wall. I have always had a hard time finding styles/decor that work well with the brick.”  Susan Sutherlin from Decorating Den San Diego had some advice: How fortunate that you

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    Ask a Decorator: Monday Mailbag

    Here’s a Monday mailbag of Ask a Decorator questions from Decorating Den’s Sue Pelley: Sally asked Decorating Den: “I cannot center my couch along the living room wall due to the need for enough space to accommodate hubby’s recliner. How do I place art work – centered over the couch or centered on the wall?” Sue’s advice: Without seeing

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    Ask a Decorator: Bedroom Makeovers

    This week we received two submissions from readers who are about to undergo bedroom makeovers. Emma asked Decorating Den: “I’m just about to decorate my bedroom french style with stone and mauve colours. I was planning on a ‘feature’ wall of horizontal thick stripes and was wondering if you think it would look ok if

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    Ask a Decorator: Mini Mailbag

    Decorating Den’s Sue Pelley has a mini mailbag of Ask a Decorator submissions. Here is her latest round of advice: Annett asked Decorating Den: “Our front door opens into our rectangular living room. Thankfully, most people come through the garage to access the mudroom, but I still would like to change things in the living room.

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