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cg creative provides a full range of interior design and decorative services - from simple on-site color consultations to full-on renovations and expansions. Specialties include: sustainable design; custom kitchen and bath design; turn-key decorative plans and solutions; furniture, material, and finish selection; space planning and floorplan layouts; construction documents; budget, purchase and project management.

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We're two people who are incredibly passionate about design, and we love what we do.

We don't ascribe to any one particular look (you'll probably get that as you page through our 'book'). We're not afraid to mix vintage and salvage with the latest in Italian design. Mid-century modern, we've found. can be a wonderful exercise in the elements and principles of design.

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You could go with something that has glass (either clear or semi-opaque). If it has panes like a french door, you could paint it the same color as the wall next to it to have it blend into the background.
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Maybe whitewash the bricks & add a barn wood ( beam) mantel. Your room looks dark & your TV cabinets appear to be close to the wall color. I would paint TV cabinets white, place the barn wood as the counter top. Then see if the door really bothers you. Good luck!
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HI -- I would have a door made in the same barn board and the wall around it so it all blends together and the door disappears . I assume that door goes into the garage so you may have to cover a plain fire door with the wood and I 'm not sure but I don't think you can use nails to do that but glue . Maybe using a flooring that looks like barn wood may work out better for you.
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Sounds like a lot of colors. Too many may look unbalanced so it's probably best to stick with one or two. The front door will almost always get lost behind a screen/storm door so you could consider removing it if you really want to see the door behind. Since you have some yellow on the porch, you could go with a mustard front & screen door. The other more obvious colors would be the white like the trim or black like the shutters. FYI, technically speaking the "contrasting" color to your brick color (orangey-red) would be blue or blue-green. But considering you already have 3-4 colors, It would be too much to add another color.
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Check out this post from Houzz:
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Great article...seems like I could go with yellow, white or black. I was thinking black door and black screen door, high gloss and go with a mid grey for the porch floor keeping railing white. Could this work?
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#3 picks up the color of the couch more harmoniously compared to the others.
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so you have an idea, here's a quick mock up
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and the last one
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Option 1.
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1 or 3, echoing pretty much everyone here.
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Here's an example of how the door fades into the background by painting it the same color
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If painting the wall and door the same color then don't forget to paint the wall socket and light switch the same color as the wall. But how about adding another door frame or two and put mirrors on all three. just space them equal distances apart. Your room will look larger, and reflect light and make the room brighter.
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I agree in hanging some artwork to the right of the door to balance it out. Get about 5 medium sized frames (see attached photo) and hang them next to the door. If the door still bothers you, hang matching curtains above both the door and window and see if that helps! Good luck!
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Lots of nice features in the room. Will you be removing the carpet because that is a big factor in determining the color scheme of the room? Replacing the valance near the door with floor to ceiling drapery would add elegance to the room. Or use Roman shades for an updated look. If you wanted to stick with the blue carpet you could go with whites (bedding, curtains, accessories) for a crisp look. Or go with creams and sand or grays and silvers. Attaching photos for references.
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Another example plus sleigh bed

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@ chemayne - that looks like my bed
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Yes, the bedding is from Wayfair! http://www.wayfair.com/City-Scene-Sassafras-Gold-Duvet-Sham-Set-XRT1223.html (floral) http://www.wayfair.com/Historic-Charleston-King-Charles-Matelasse-Bedding-Collection-11182BD-KXC1031.html (solid gold).
You can incorporate bed sheets and throw pillows to break up the gold. If the comforter is a solid color, then break it up with a patterned bed sheet (black and white, green and gold)
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Great idea thanks so much!!
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Maybe you could attach a photo of the wood flooring?
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Gunstock with white cabinetry
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Here's the Lowes Shenandoah maple cognac cabinetry with gunstock flooring. There are a few images on Houzz to get an idea.
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Cream or white Shaker cabinets.
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Cream shaker for me too and I would do the same floor throughout
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Hi mportelli01 - it's a bit difficult to suggest what works since we can't see the rest of the decor but have attached some suggestions.
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Luxe Water Walls
A small water wall would look amazing on that wall and brighten it up - without being too busy.
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Poster is in a rental and can't touch the walls.
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Adding some black swirls creates movement in the room and disperses the dark table and chairs. It also picks up on the kitchen counter.
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Love that you aren't afraid of color. I think the picture has great potential to really make a statement in the room. BUT if you want to use that picture, I would not use that rug in the same room. Not only will it be way too busy, but the rug takes away from the art. Here are some rooms that might give you some more ideas. They all mix oranges (some more successfully than others).
Darien Family Room
H45 Loft
Ballpark Condo
Chelsea Loft
Globus Builder
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A mustard or muted yellow would tie in with the flames. It looks like you've used strong colors in the cushions too, so it might make sense to have some color in your carpet for continuity. But that color should not be overpowering. "Gold" would work too.
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Geometrics and lattice rugs will update the look. If you'd like to stick to traditional Persian, look for something with yellows and salmon.
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Something like this would give your room some depth and pizazz:


It's more graphic so it will have a modern, yet classic look.
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I think this grey wool rug would look good in your space.
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You may have already thought of this but rotating your wardrobe throughout the changing seasons helps with de-cluttering. If you can use storage boxes under the bed or in a basement that would help. Don't forget about wall shelves which don't take up floor space. Use attractive boxes to put away small things. You might try placing the bed on the opposite wall to where it is now. Center it. It may cover part of the window near the closet but with a smaller flatter head board it could still work. Place the larger drawers at the foot of the bed to the left of the window. This should look less cluttered because you will open the door to walking space instead of being blocked by the bed. Cheers!
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Love that idea!
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Either patterned or solid would work. I'm attaching some ideas so you can visually see which look you prefer. If you go with solid gray you may want to add a combination of plain gray cushions paired with a small gray geometric pattern on white background cushions (or bed sheets/pillow cases) to add more dimension. You could also add some yellow to brighten the look (see below).
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Carmel Decor
I agree with Jane Antonacci about using cream color drapery to contrast with the walls.

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Here's a rough idea if it helps.
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Marilyn -- you may want to post this under "design dilemmas" to get more input.
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To brighten the carpet you can cover most of it with a large area rug. Try to find something that matches with the existing carpet. For example a cream rug with green in the pattern.
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A pretty periwinkle or very soft blue would brighten up the room!
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These are all examples of Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue. It would look beautiful with the color of your wood.
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Benjamin Moore Silver Lake.
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Agreed. Brown is too dark. Sticking with the restrained gold is a good idea.
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Take a look at Benjamin Moore's kitten whiskers, it will really make your bedding and cherry wood stand out. Additionally, it is part of an updated and current palette. For an example of what it will look like, check out my site. It's the wall color in the picture with the four poster bed and small paintings.
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You could match up the fixtures with the pull knobs. They look like oil-rubbed bronze. Or you could look for a darker brushed nickel.
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I would go with the oil rubbed bronze;)
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A floor plan would be helpful with furniture placement ideas.
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Looks like the sofa has to go either in front of that window or on the opposite wall.
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Thanks! I really like your ideas. Currently, my living room is empty, we have yet to purchase any furniture. The picture I used was from the mls listing.
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Glad you liked them! I really like the idea of the blue-gray walls and turquoise accents! Good luck!
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Adding some photos would help
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The tree does block the house and is in an odd place. You could hang some ferns or flowers on the porch. The white siding looks outdated and could be warmed up a bit with paint. You could choose a color (beige, cream, taupe) that is close to the brick(?)
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The tree really blocks your home and the shrubs could probably be replaced. Now you are working with a clean slate.
I think starting along the foundation and working forward go to your nursery and choose appropriate plants.
Always have start with evergreens as in the winter you will have color and no leave lose. Then you can mix in if you choose boxwood,etc and then some perennial flowers. Depending on where you live hydrangeas always add to a front garden. Good luck Teri
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Congrats on your place . . . love the low hedge (could plant bulbs in front of it for spring color and just mulch the rest of the area between hedge and walk. . Something massed in front of the foundation and down the side would provide sofness in the summer - you could try a classic shrub that flowers seasonally . .

The earth toned roof and soft tan brick is lovely. I'd like to see you remove the dated screen door and paint your front door a welcoming cottage color with some personality. That may take a few years to feel ready to do.

If the windows are paintable, then changing the white siding under the entry porch and on the dormer makes sense along with changing the trim, but if not, I would only work on shifting the siding under the entry porch closer to the cream concrete paint on the foundation and leave the rest of the white to help balance the windows. Many newer windows are made of unpaintable vinyl (not completely unpaintable but effectively so). Please do not ever buy white unpaintable windows for your home if you need to replace windows and don't have any now. They are not ideal with your earth tones.

If you can paint, I would select a color close to the brick for the siding and foundation areas, and suggest a deeper muted blue green for your fascia, eaves, windows and door trim. Something like knoxville gray from ben moore would be darling. The next shade lighter - templeton gray would be sweet on the front door.

Yellow based tans / camels are some of the most difficult colors to select (as exhibited above). Even the cream on your foundation might look tan up close. So test / bring home yellow based tans until you find a chip that blends in so well to the brick that you can't see it from 5' off.

Finally, one way to address the older aluminum posts is simply to box them in with pressure treated wood and trim the tops and bottoms out so they appear as square posts. Paint these as the trim. If you have a favorite accent color you use in your living room, post it here and I can try to work it into other exterior color scheme options. With the neutral earth toned palette, you have lots of options. Darling bungalow - congrats again!
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It looks like you have many options and it depends on your style. Blue drapery is easiest, but you could do yellow (with white), gray (with white), even lilac. Be sure to replicate the color throughout the room in accessories (pillows, vases, artwork, lampshades, etc.)
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Thank you. Area rug coming tomorrow and it's also in tan family though lighter than walls. Looking at a dark wood for coffee and end table.
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Here's another pretty combination of blue and gray
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Gorgeous sectional! You could try teal/peacock blue for jewel tones, or go with green silk.
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i would either go with green or brown color..
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Mustard or gold walls with black & grey accessories would warm up this room. You can play with the intensity of the colors.
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Again you can choose an intensity that you feel comfortable with but this photo shows the black with the mustard. Some black frames would pick up your tables.
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Gray works too!
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Here are some options with beige couches and back tables. Pictures may help with rugs and accessories also. Other thoughts: could change out the fan for a great chandelier, paint window frames white and railing white with a dark grey almost black railing. Select carpet, drapes and accessories first and paint last. Maybe a soft grey, mocha, rich cream, or a color you may already have in your cushions. I would go light though due to your black furniture. Enjoy your new home.
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I love the beige and black with orange accents! I may steal that idea and use a different color. You guys are all awesome, thanks!
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Focus on one room at a time and have an inventory of all your art work / paintings and group them either by color or style.
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Some photos of your place and art collections would help. Begin with your largest pieces and work around those.
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Love it! It is a romantic color and can be used in a vibrant hue, pastel lilac or subdued to a taupe.
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Absolutely gorgeous, Love it!!!!
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I like purple, but my husband doesn't as it's his sister's favorite color--sibling rivalry I assume. I would rather have my oranges and greens in my house so I guess it's good I can live without it.
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Hello RS: Don't worry too much about the walls because you can always hang a large colorful 40x40 piece of artwork on the wall that pops and makes you forget about the green walls behind. If you want to pump up the energy of the room then add a medium purple in cushions and throw rug. Geometrics would also bring the attention off the walls and bring a vibe to the room. To bring the two colors together find a cushion, vase, piece of artwork that has both colors (green/purple). If you don't want to go too bright, use more lilacs and purple-based taupes Don't forget a throw, an ottoman coffee table, lamp shades, and curtains to bring attention from the walls to your preferred color(s)!
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Yes, keep the curtains light as the room is already a bit dark. Curtains might help balance the weight of the room if you go with a throw rug. It may also take attention off the wall color.
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that is what i wanted! I feel more comfortable doing this now. OH! Canada haha i have always wanted to visit. Soon!
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Beautiful country, just sometimes too cold! For the kitchen, because it is small and there doesn't appear to be windows, I would probably say paint it white. Sounds boring I know, but a pastel like mint or lilac wouldn't go with LR. Cabinets and floor are already dark, and any colour is going to read darker because of lack of light. But, you can add colour back in other ways. This pic of a backsplash is an example. This is a custom tile job, but I would look to wallpaper for something colourful like this to put on your backsplash.

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