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 it’s 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.

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April 19, 2013
carlynfinley wrote:
What color are the doors?
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Hello Carlyn, The doors in this room are the custom-mixed dark color you see on the windows. Best regards, Charles Dunlap
    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 12:44PM
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Can you share the color of trim-crown and baseboards? Is it a black or dark brown?
    Bookmark   December 6, 2013 at 11:37AM
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December 27, 2012
mclemens1 wrote:
Where is the rug from please?
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The rug is Tufenkian. I loved it for its subtle (dare I say "washed-out"?) color.
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March 23, 2012
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This lamp is from Santa Cole.
    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 9:56AM
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February 2, 2012
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Hello! The steel console in this photo was designed by us and custom made for this room.
    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 3:58AM
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January 15, 2012
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It was a custom mix, so no number, but I like @The Shabby Nest's recommendation. Best regards,
    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 9:10AM
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i notice that the windows seemed to be trimmed in a gray .. or is that an illusion in the photo?
    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 7:50AM
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October 14, 2011
jenson wrote:
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excellent, thx guys! looks like a great excuse to drive to chicago!
    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 6:35AM
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Yes, those sofas are Baker, Archetype.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 9:14AM
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January 23, 2011
karynn wrote:
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It looks like Valspar Milk Toast
    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 5:00PM
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sands of time - sherman williams
    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 9:17AM
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Tasteful signature pieces are displayed without much fanfare. Display artwork and photos in an understated way, with basic white mats and simple frames with clean lines.

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