Dining room help

Prince ToddNovember 27, 2012
Would like to update... More contemporary. Rustic traditional tight now. Please help!
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Keerthi Naidu
This can easily be updated with just a few changes. Try changing out the light fixture and the hutch, and change the paint color on your walls and you'll have a totally new space.

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1 Like    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:00AM
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Prince Todd
Thanks! The Teevan room really appeals to me. I have a built in across from my dining room that is pretty rustic (I will try and post pic). In your opinion, can I still go more contemporary?
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:06AM
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Prince Todd
Here is built in across from dining room
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:10AM
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Natalie
Hi---Simple tailored window panels/sheers, different lighting and cabinet--with mirror and matching lamps. Pieces that are more transitional such as those in the pics, will be more favorable and coordinate better with your existing decor elsewhere. Hope this is helpful info. Good Luck! :)[houzz=
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    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:25AM
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Prince Todd
Thanks. You guys are good. Wait until I show you the rest of the house! :)
Seriously, I appreciate the ideas. Loving them!
1 Like    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:29AM
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Natalie
Hi again---for the built in-paint it same as walls and you could take the glass fronts off or leave them on---and wallpaper the backside of the cabinet. Change out the hardware---instant Update! [houz[houzz=
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2 Likes    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:33AM
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Prince Todd
Paint colors! I need to repaint most of the house. Mostly open floor plan. The base boards are a knotty pine orangish rusty color. Floor is scrubbed pine and neutral carpets/rugs. The current paint is too gold/yellow for me. Would like something that goes with travertine and the gray/green paint shown in the dining room above.
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:50AM
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Natalie
Paint your trim... Wall color: Revere Pewter---Ben Moore
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    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:09AM
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Prince Todd
More pics.. Sorry I'm useless when it comes to decorating but I love my house. :(
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:23AM
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Prince Todd
I had that thought of painting the base boards as I have too much stained wood going on. I am frightened but really think it would look so much nicer. Love the pewter color. Will pick up sample shortly. I will probably sell my house in two years time so have to be careful that it appeals to buyers as well. Thanks Natalie!
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:38AM
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Natalie
Oh I think you'll be much happier with the white trim... The ceiling beams are fine-and with the pewter walls everything will work well together. You can instantly update your living room by removing the valances and changing out the toss pillows and lampshades.[houzz=
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    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:46AM
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Prince Todd
Great thinking! The valances are too fussy for me. Here is the other half of room. I opened a can of worms! Huge thanks to you!!!
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 11:08AM
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Jamie Kunz
Paint the wood
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 1:23PM
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Prince Todd
Hi Jamie, which wood are you referring to?
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 1:26PM
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Hi Jamie......Bringing in new lighting and changing out the cabinetry and window treatment can be a good start to making this dining room more contemporary.
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 3:07PM
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