Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist
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Fresh Twist on a Traditional Living Room traditional-living-room

Fresh Twist on a Traditional Living Room

Warm, vivid colors enliven the art and artiques in this traditional living room. The electric fireplace was added to create an architectural focal point, and the dated camelback sofa got a transformation with painter's dropcloth as upholstery. The art groupings were created from the homeowner's collection. The entry was papered in a trellis grasscloth.

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November 17, 2013
kkbg6428 wrote:
I love the frames you used. Where did you find them?
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Thank you!
    Bookmark   January 5, 2014 at 3:26PM
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David Patrick
Beautiful. Do you know the manufacturer of the piece?
    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 6:26PM
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July 11, 2012
susan61 wrote:
Can you please tell me where you bought the paintings? Thank you!
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Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist
They belonged to the homeowner.
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June 19, 2012
anniebellums wrote:
Kristie, what paint color is on the wall?
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please tell us the wall/paint color.........Thanks!!
    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 6:12PM
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Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist
Ben Moore's Stratton Blue!
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April 23, 2014
Silvia von Bettingen wrote:
Please, where can I find that lamp?

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Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist added this to Mood Makers: Make Your Home Inspiring
Displaying amazing art is another way to inspire those who enter your space. In this Nashville, Tennessee, client's home, I grouped frames with different detailing but the same finish to make her art collection cohesive but not boring.
Framed art. Artwork is key to a traditional living room design. Look for landscapes, animals and plant prints.However, we can't all afford fine watercolors and oil paintings. You can pick up up lovely old frames for next to nothing at junk stores. Don't worry if you don't like the picture or the frame is tatty. Simply order an unframed print you like on the Internet, spray paint the frame and create your own "Old Master" piece.
Here a stack of books helps achieve some height variation, so everything isn't just sitting there on the same plane.

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