Look at my pitiful living/dining room
Angela T
July 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I need help! This is what my living/dining looks like after more than a year since we bought our house. I am particularly at a loss as to what to do on either side of the fire place. Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly welcomed! Thanks!
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Sam Di Domenico
Hi.
From that set up you have AMAZING potential..
Feature wall colour on the wall of the of the fireplace (FP) maybe a textured paint.
The fireplace chimney breast, render the bricks in a slight contrast tone to the walls to the side. And replace the fireplace with something more modern.
The door to the right...get something else. Perhaps French white doors.
The couch is really big. Something smaller maybe in a 3 piece.
LCD above the FP too.
Of course it's really easy for me to make all these suggestions but money plays a big roll.
Those are my thoughts, I hope it helped
July 21, 2013 at 7:24am   
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Angela T
Thanks for the ideas! What are your thoughts on painting the brick?
July 22, 2013 at 6:14am   
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Durpetti Interiors
Paint it, definitely.
July 22, 2013 at 6:21am        Thanked by Angela T
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Angela T
What color?
July 22, 2013 at 6:27am   
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Margo
go white or cream and lighten the room up- float some shelves on each side and spray paint the metal blacK ;)

July 22, 2013 at 6:36am        Thanked by Angela T
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Angela T
Very nice! I like your idea, Margo.
July 22, 2013 at 6:42am     
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Sam Di Domenico
Your welcome. You can't go wrong with experimenting. It's a difficult one to answer because one thing has to compliment the other. Not just from one wall to another but also furniture.
If I were to want to start I would first paint white in a think masonry paint. Start with the FP then go nuts
July 22, 2013 at 7:04am        Thanked by Angela T
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