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What about a deep color, then pop the bright colors and white bedding on top? Inspiration from younghouselove.com's master bedroom...I love that color...I believe it's called Black Pepper by Benjamin Moore.
http://www.younghouselove.com/2013/09/black-pepper-in-the-boudoir/
http://images.younghouselove.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/06/Master-9-Photos-Hung-After.jpg
last Friday at 6:50AM   
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Jabalee. I LOVE white and grey/blue. Fabulous headboard! I have attached a nice color to preview (Ben Moore Silver Mink 1586) Can't really choose a night stand without knowing the size needed.
last Friday at 6:59AM   
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mozart7272
That looks perfect. The wooden floors are the same colour as what we have and the set up is the same except for the window to the left. The room is slightly smaller. Thanks
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I prefer bookshelves or matching cabinetry under the transoms...adds character. Here are some ideas.

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last Friday at 6:45AM   
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Genevieve
Congratulations on your new place it looks beautiful :)
Could you move the rug more to the center of the room everything of volume is pulling to the one side trowing things off balance .
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For extra storage I would prefer something like these instead of the open shelves ,it also saves on dusting time :))
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leelee
I agree with Genevieve about the shelves next to the fireplace esp the 23rd Street picture.
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I would definitely do wood stairs since most of the home will be wood. I think using different plank size is acceptable as long as the finish is the same.
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dhowran
Thank you for taking the time to comment. To be more specific, we want maple floors and a maple staircase. I would really like wide plank on the main level, but didn't know if it was a "faux pas" to have two different widths of flooring. I would definitely want the same colour to match up with the stairs, which are a focal point in the home.
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Peter B. Rice & Co
A couple years ago we did a project with 7"-9"-11" wide Heart Pine on the first floor and then transitioned to 5" - 7" on the second floor. Looked great, everyone loved it. The only way I could see it being a faux pas in your case is if you went with a 7" or greater wide plank floor on the first and then transitioned to a 2-1/4" strip floor second.
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I think they'd be really fun painted in a metallic finish....like a silver or gold.

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Or how about a "dipped" paint treatment?
Architecture and Interior Design

Either way, you should paint them....here's another look done with soft grays that I love.
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August 20, 2014 at 8:17AM     
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sstarr
I would have them refinished in chinese laquer red; to me, they have a chinese feel already...
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You know I am really going to open my mind. I am in the Caribbean so I am loving the idea of creating a woven chair. Somehow the red chair looks cool. I am surprised that I like it. The chairs have minimal machine work and were all hand finished so it is killing me to damage them. Seems like sacrilege to alter them. That said they just don't work. They just look like kitchen chairs and do nothing to make us want to use the space. Making the top of the chairs flat should help to make them more modern. Maybe I could be dramatic with the 2 head chairs at either end of the table and new seat covers to all of them.
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14thstreet
bamamom - can you share all of your paint colors that are in the photos you've posted? Thank you!
August 20, 2014 at 8:06AM     
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abbyjean
Post a link here, so I make sure I can find your new thread. Thanks!
last Thursday at 10:07AM     
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bamamom
Okay....here's the link to the bathroom/guest/granddaughter paint questions. Seeing the pics makes me realize how much things have changed around here (better) but how much still needs to be changed. YOWZA!!!!
http://www.houzz.com/discussions/1126313/m=3/New-wall-color-needed

Thanks! Please ignore any and all messes that may be seen in pics! :-)
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juudean
What a great space and so much light for northern exposure! My favorite go-to neutral color is London Fog from Benjamin Moore. Depending on the light it will look grayish or tan. That said, I would figure out how you are going to furnish the room and then find a paint to compliment...
August 18, 2014 at 7:29AM        Thanked by mamamamap
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Ann
I have the exact type of great room (big high north facing windows). I felt like the light made my paints look blue and I just wanted a neutral greige. I recently went with Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige and I like it very much. The first pic is in the room with big north facing windows and the second pic is a room with a west facing window.
August 18, 2014 at 10:41AM     
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14thstreet
I think the one on the right goes with your room the best.
August 18, 2014 at 1:12PM   
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wardrobemenu
How about photo gallery in all white or all black frames?


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14thstreet
I have walnut on my main floor, similar to what you're considering. We put it in 3 years ago. It has dented a few times - once when a 2x4 was dropped on it during construction, and once when a cast iron pan was dropped on it. Not really a big deal to me. I can't speak for how dog paws would affect it as we do not have any pets.
August 18, 2014 at 1:08PM        Thanked by julieandrbo
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Thanks for your quick response- very helpful!!
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Oak & Broad
Black Walnut is incredibly popular right now. If your dogs nails are kept trimmed and the floor is maintained you should be fine. We love making Walnut floors, let me know if you have any questions.
August 19, 2014 at 7:53AM        Thanked by julieandrbo
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Dytecture
Most fabrics nd home decorating retail stores would have them.
August 19, 2014 at 7:45AM   
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minkandpearls
Look on etsy
August 20, 2014 at 6:43PM   
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Of your samples I personally like powder puff. I looked at some pink rooms and found my taste to be more towards the warm pink side paired with ivory.

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August 8, 2014 at 2:10PM     
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14thstreet
37218 yes that's what I like about that color, the peachy tone. :)
August 8, 2014 at 2:40PM     
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37218
They are 10" too long
last Saturday at 4:32PM   
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cathyheggens
You can also blouse them out at the tie backs. The ten inches should be just enough length for that.
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14thstreet
SW Agreeable Gray would be pretty. It's a warm gray.
August 8, 2014 at 12:51PM   
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14thstreet
It does turn beige in some lights, but it is a gray tone. A good neutral. A true gray would be nice too. SW Mindful Gray is one I have in a bedroom and love.
August 8, 2014 at 1:47PM     
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doctornancy
An image to help you decide:
August 8, 2014 at 2:26PM     
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14thstreet
Embrace the details. Instead of going neutral on the paint, punch it up with a color scheme like this home has...I think it would look great.

August 8, 2014 at 12:29PM        Thanked by Chel Girl
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14thstreet
Thanks Chel, I cannot take credit for that project. I found it on Houzz. This website is a wonderful resource!
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The Hanging Garden Trellis is a great idea if you would like a natural privacy screen. They are also portable. I would hang them from the future pergola carport.
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Emily Hurley
That's a great tip. The last time I had my own garage sale, I used Square (it's an iphone app that let's you take credit card payments). It was great. People were happy to spend and buy more because of the convenience. I hope more people start using them.
September 13, 2013 at 9:03AM     
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14thstreet
I think pottery barn has a sale going on... what style are you looking for? Size? Color?
August 8, 2014 at 9:00AM     
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studio10001
try reverse google w your photo.
August 8, 2014 at 9:07AM   
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greenyogini
Pottery Barn and West Elm both have sales right now. The West Elm Henry is a very popular sofa. I imagine other places will have sales now or very soon in order to be competitive. Good luck!

P.S. I don't recommend sofa shopping on the internet. To each their own, but for me personally, I don't want to buy a sofa I can't sit in to ensure that it's comfy.
August 8, 2014 at 9:17AM   
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hayleydaniels
After reading hundreds of posts by people who rooms that could double as furniture showrooms complaining that they don't know why they don't like it, I codified the design rules I've lived by for a number of years:

1) If I like how it looks in a room, it works.
2) When I like how the room looks, it's done.
3) When my taste change, and I get sick of something, it's replaced by something else I like.

While my home is nothing special, I can honestly say I'm happy with it as it reflects my personality.
August 8, 2014 at 10:55AM        Thanked by 14thstreet
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makaloco
Use color. More or less according to preference, but at least some!
August 8, 2014 at 10:59AM        Thanked by 14thstreet
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Here's a lime green that looks good with dark gray, one I could perhaps live with... [houzz=Nantucket in So Cal]

The gray, black and white elements help to balance the tone. The key will be picking the right lime green.

Another idea would be to paint only one wall lime green, do white on the other walls, with a white cordless roman shade or panel curtains on the window. Here's a good accent wall example: [houzz=Contemporary Dining Room]

The right artwork (perhaps framed (in either white or black frames) art of your son's? give him the lime green paint and some other colors too) and textiles will make the lime green feel right and not like a bad While-You-Were-Out episode.
August 8, 2014 at 8:44AM   
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14thstreet
Oh and here's an idea for an art arrangement - choose art that relates to the lime green. I did this with a small jade green office space in my house, mixed black and silver frames. If you did the long wall green (where the little table and chairs are now) you could do a great gallery wall there.
August 8, 2014 at 8:49AM      Thanked by Virginia DeYoreo
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Wild Infusion
My favorite colour ...but I think that it should be lime green...and black and white....it looks great... I have that in my living area and I get a lot of comments. Use as much green as you like ...the black and white wil look stunning
August 8, 2014 at 10:00AM      Thanked by Virginia DeYoreo
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Maureen
Lime green and navy look wonderful together. It can be very youthful and as he grows, if accents are changed, can work for someone older. I thought the accessories and bedding in the picture were appropriate. For the walls, you could paint them wiith wide stripes (see second picture, but exchange use of navy and green)
[houzz=Portfolio]; [houzz=Spruce Place Teenage Girl Bedroom]
August 8, 2014 at 10:04AM      Thanked by Virginia DeYoreo
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14thstreet
silver shadow
August 6, 2014 at 2:10PM   
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bluenan
Yes, then I'd go with the silver shadow for the wall.
August 6, 2014 at 3:07PM   
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Kimberly Greenberg
Last trim option. Thanks so much for all the input.
August 6, 2014 at 4:05PM     
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14thstreet
I have seen Agreeable Gray in a number of spaces and it reads gray with a yellow/beige undertone in some lights. Very pretty, warm grayish color. I considered it for my great room repaint but ultimately chose Accessible Beige at 150%.

I did my bedroom in Mindful Gray and it is more of a true gray. I love it. Here it is next to blue curtains with a west-facing window.
August 6, 2014 at 12:07PM        Thanked by confetti77
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christinamanzo
Anne...I have all the samples in the garage...I'll try to remember which
one of the 11 this one is.
August 9, 2014 at 6:44AM     
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Ann
Christina, I just had my house painted so please don't go to a lot of trouble figuring out that paint color. I'm not looking to do any painting myself, but I just like that gray very much and might want to suggest it on Houzz dilemmas.
August 9, 2014 at 6:54AM   
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lessismoore
I think, overall, I like the new abstract better than the horses. In one photo I "think" I see what you mean by "too yellow" but in the same photo, I also see (which I've never really seen before) that the console does seem to have the pink undertone that Karen was talking about! So, let's check it out in the daylight and see if any of that changes? And if you still don't care for it as much as the horses ...
Maybe a picture light IS needed?
In room view vs. in catalog view.
June 16, 2014 at 8:06PM        Thanked by Stefanie
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14thstreet
Let's start by eliminating the one that really doesn't work... I would say that might be the Light French Gray. Makes your trim look yellow.
August 4, 2014 at 11:56AM     
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britneylindsey
That's awesome!!! Thanks!!!
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Glidden Silver Birch (first image below) is my #1 recommendation for you. You could also try Glidden White Sage (second image). There is no such thing as "true" grey, unless you take black and start cutting it with white (for greyscale shades). All other greys will have some color undertone--and with the warmth of your trim color, you want to make sure that a grey color has the warmth in the undertone…but not TOO much! Not too pink, and not too blue; not too yellow and not too green! Silver Birch. Of course, everything can change based on the color and amount of the light in the room--northern light is different than southern; eastern light is different than western. #notaseasyasitseems :-) Good thing paint is cheap, haha! Good luck and show us the finished space!
August 11, 2014 at 8:44AM   
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Ann
Sorry, I was trying to attach 4 pics to my "done" comment and my internet connection crashed. I had to rush off to yoga and I see the comment came through and not the pics. That's happened a few times when I try 4 pics, so I'll try two at a time.
July 30, 2014 at 5:09PM     
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Ann
Oh good, that worked. Here are the other two so you see the whole room.
July 30, 2014 at 5:11PM     
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Ann
One more - nothing different - just lamp turned on.
In my case, the umbrella would definitely go into a wine glass (and only red wine, no white for me, not even with fish:).
July 30, 2014 at 5:18PM     
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14thstreet
This party would not be complete without Kilim Beige. Happy belated birthday, Margo.
July 30, 2014 at 1:52PM     
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Ali
Chook...really?
August 11, 2014 at 8:22PM     
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bubbasgma
ahahaha! When I asked "How do you like my poems?".....I was being totally sarcastic! lol!

You guys crack me up!
August 12, 2014 at 12:37AM     
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14thstreet
I like Tara's ideas the best - then use your "neutral" wall color for the negative space in the stripes and the whole room will tie together better.

A suggestion for choosing your rainbow colors - when colors look muddy or grayish they area always easier on the eyes, perhaps that's an idea for avoiding the bright rainbow look, but not going pastel either.
July 30, 2014 at 12:58PM     
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14thstreet
Those tones above are really nice and not too glaring either - the soft greens and blues help a lot!
July 30, 2014 at 1:03PM   
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jenbuff2
Tara, the first link is exactly what i had in mind! I just don't know where to start when I walk into a paint store.

I like the white between the horizontal lines but in general don't like white walls. I really don't want to paint the other three walls a true white. What would be a good alternative to white for the other walls?
July 30, 2014 at 6:52PM   
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dkvhaus
Plantation style/ British Colonial/ tropical (vacation feeling)
Dark turned wood furniture, light walls, greens / blues
July 30, 2014 at 9:47AM     
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14thstreet
If you want to go more contemporary and keep your furniture, you'll have to balance the contemporary with a hint of country/rustic.

I would swap out your light for something like this - by covering the ceiling with part of the fixture, perhaps the light could be cheated to appear more centered on the table? This fixture is perfect style-wise.
http://www.potterybarn.com/products/clift-seeded-glass-8-light-cluster-pendant/?pkey=cchandeliers&cm_src=chandeliers||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-

Another idea is to add another box in your ceiling, carried from the current one, and put in two pendant fixtures instead that would then be centered over your table - example shown here:
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The furniture is country, but I think you could modify it a bit to read more modern. Painting it would help, but if that's not an option, remove the top of the hutch (if possible) and instead hang a mirror or contemporary art above the buffet. Floating shelves or ledges would also be nice over the buffet. A good focal-point centerpiece will take away from the oval (and country looking) shape of the table.

Changing the curtains for long, straight and clean-line textured linen panels would update the space also while complimenting your wood tones.
July 30, 2014 at 12:55PM      Thanked by rubbicco
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Tara
Biggest change you can make on a budget is paint. Next I would change out the drapes and put some art on the walls.

I do small changes, see how it feels and then keep adding. That helps the budget :) find an inspiration picture and then search thrift stores and craigslist to match pieces from your inspiration space.
July 30, 2014 at 1:10PM      Thanked by rubbicco
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krf9
New drapes, and a large piece of art on the right wall would look good. Maybe a vase with some flowers in it. For a step up, I'd also change the light fixture (depending on budget).
July 30, 2014 at 2:39PM      Thanked by rubbicco
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A mirror on the wall would not only help to balance the setting, but will also provide a way to bring in additional light. A strong architectural shelf would look great mounted below the mirror. This would ground the composition without having to take up floor space with a furniture piece. Soften the corners with something interesting like an umbrella stand or interesting object. The wood work, stair railings, and flooring are beautiful so be careful not to over-do decorative things that will actually distract from the great design that is already there. Don't feel obligated to put something above the front door. Once the other wall is addressed and the area begins to come together as a single theme, you probably won't feel it is necessary.
July 30, 2014 at 11:59AM        Thanked by alauer2
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Luciana
Indoor swimming pool, considering the weather in the UK. When we were renovating this house, I tried my best to convince hubby that we could easily give up a third of our kitchen and half of the back garden and have at least a lap pool.

I know it would have been a difficult exercise, probably involving a small bridge to reach the fridge and pantry, and our food tasting of chlorine; but then not everything in life has to be perfect. He said no, the monster, and I know it's because he couldn't stand the thought of going to yet another tile shop. (our garden and kitchen are identical in size 31'x20' - totally doable, right?)
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