Dunlap Design Group, LLC
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Living Room

Our clients wanted a serene and comfortable, yet formal living room. Symmetry is a wonderful way to create a very balanced, and consequently, soothing space. A pair of transitional camel-back sofas flank the fireplace, and extend an invitation to sit around the fire. Other “pairs” of draperies, chairs, and ottomans around the room create order and “organize” the space, all while giving it a slightly formal feel. We selected the mostly monochromatic color palate for its restful quality…color can be jarring. To bring back some excitement, we went against the grain by painting the trim and molding a very dark chocolate brown. We know this room is a success, because unlike most living rooms, it’s used every day. Photo by Beth Singer.

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August 20, 2013
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Hello. Absolutely. In this room, the dark trim color would look great on the doors! Best regards, Charles Dunlap
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Would you have to do the entire house in the dark molding. Also can you have white crown molding with maple colored trim?
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November 13, 2012
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
Bring home a selection of flooring samples and view them in your space. Choose a wide variety, and you'll quickly rule out many of them, and you'll see what appeals to you. You could consult a designer, or you could contact a flooring company that has a shop-at-home service for convenience. Good luck.
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September 8, 2012
jdeberry2 wrote:
What is the name of the brown color for the crown molding?
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I had the color custom mixed, so sorry, I don't have a number for you. I just kept telling them "darker, muddier..." Best regards, Charles
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Was it stain or paint?
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September 6, 2012
abbeyev wrote:
Where is the table from? also the small ottomans?
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We designed and had our metalsmith custom make this console. The leather stools are from DWR. Best regards, Charles Dunlap
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July 20, 2012
juliesinn wrote:
Do you know the name of the wall color?
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What is the name of the brown color for the crown molding?
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That was a custom mix, so I don't have a number, but it's a really deep, brown-black.
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December 12, 2011
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Kelly Porter
Similar colors are Bradstreet Beige HC-48 and Iron Mountain 2134-30 by Benjamin Moore.
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November 23, 2014
agborok wrote:
What is the style number of the crown molding?
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Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ added this to Paint Picks: Be Brave with Black
Another great way to use black paint is on your base and crown molding. If this space had white trim it would not be nearly as dramatic. The black accent frames the room and anchors the space. It also creates a departure from a builder's standard finishes and gives your home a customized and tailored look.
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Choosing a white ceiling doesn't mean the moldings have to be white too. This dark chocolate brown molding is quite dramatic against the white ceiling and beige wall. It also complements the espresso furnishings and frames around the art.

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