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I agree with the idea of a lavender wall - keep the hot pink pillows as an accent. Picture this room with hot pink pillows. That would look awesome and may not be something you'll get tired of so easily. It would work with the rest of your furnishings also.

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Hi isa_aur3,

Here are a few examples hope these wall proposals spark some ideas.

Cheers :)
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Design Tech Artglass, appreciate your more delicate response, well said. Your glass doors are beautiful and I wish they were in my budget. I wish you well.
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I deleted my comments because you are right. Keep it in your budget and there are many really nice doors and windows out there that are factory made if you like the look of glass. Some people think of glass as an art item like an oil painting or water color. It ends up more of a discussion of a passion rather than just a nice looking window or door. I guess I am guilty of that.
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I would not use white paint on the exposed ceiling and pipes - using a darker color will make it recede better (therefore look higher). We did this in our previous basement. We rented a paint sprayer and used a brownish gray color on the ceiling since it complimented the décor of our basement.
April 16, 2014 at 1:48pm     
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Christina Brine
The only negative of the wood being exposed is the noise of foootsteps above. This won't be an issue if the floor above is carpeted. I assume the ceiling is the subfloor... and that room upststairs has a floor ontop of the subfloor. So, I doibt anydust or debri could fall through. Also, dust tends to settle... down with gravity. So dust on this ceiling is the same as dust on any other ceiling. Except with this one... all you need to do is vacuum it once every few years. Definitely do the mirrors... inexpensive and easy to do... gorgeous results!
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Depends on what look and style you are going for. The industrial look very big now with open ceilings. It's all a matter of taste. I would do a 10 -12 ft ceiling if you decide to,go,that way.
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How about a super-narrow table in the are of the outlet, with a large mirror or two framed prints hung above?

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This narrow table would be perfect.
April 16, 2014 at 1:25pm     
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Without a table, I would suggest a linear gallery wall. Keep the frames or art good-sized so they don't get lost on the wall.
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Thanks @ 14th street , i love the ideas , especially linear gallery wall decor .
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The room needs a focal point, something to anchor the space. Start with either two chairs or a small sectional or sofa. Use bookshelves or a media console to store toys - baskets work great in the lower shelves of a bookshelf.

This space has some great kid-friendly pieces... Love the map artwork, that's not a hard DIY type of thing to do for that large wall.
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Lizky - shopping today at rugs and saw this find - thought of your living room playroom to find some thing that is kind of nice and kind of fun all at the same time -
What do you think - is your first instinct that it is too modern - think playful - it is polypropolene so it doesn't matter if it is white - you can take it outside, scrub and hose it if you have a line / give it up in five years - it isn't precious or expensive, gives you some new colors in your color scheme to play off - the chocolate ties in the woods in the next room . the gold works with the walls and the green is a perfect counterpoint to the dining rug . . i idea to build on for your consideration http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Metropolis-101082-Multicolored-Area-Rug-710-x-103/8066331/product.html?refccid=KATYSVY2TVV272KBKP6GNXE2SI&searchidx=1

sort of a perfect playroom / plays off the primaries and shapes but subtly also fresh and current. could you see drapery in scribbles - leek on white? west elm http://www.westelm.com/products/scribble-curtain-leek-t999/?pkey=ccurtains-drapes&cm_src=curtains-drapes||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-
now add a few chairs - even quality chocolate leather armchairs from pottery barn that are classic . . can't you see the room in a whole new way? add some denim floor pillows and poufs with green welting? red and white pillows in the chairs?
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Wow! Thanks libradesigneyem, I can really picture the playroom like that..great finds! I like the contemporary "playful" feel.
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Go with a wood floor that is either lighter or darker than your cabinets. A natural walnut would be pretty.
April 16, 2014 at 9:20am   
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I assume that's your granite you're holding the cabinet door up to. If so, based on the colors in it, look into white oak that is similar in tone to the larger brownish areas based on the colors I see on my monitor. Here's a link to Mohawk's Bella Meede 3.25" solid white oak flooring:
http://www.mohawkflooring.com/hardwood-search/Belle%20Meade%203.25%22/White%20Oak%20Natural/?return=hardwood.aspx||medium=1|w3=1

One thing you need to make sure you don't do is buy a cheap floor from someplace like Lumber Liquidators or even the Home Depot or Lowe's brands as they're made from wood that hasn't been dried properly, and a lot of it is seconds and rejects. Don't fall for the idea that if the floor has a great warranty, it's got to be a great floor. If you want to convince yourself once and for all that this is nothing more than a sales technique, go to Lumber Liquidators and check out their warranties, and then go to pissedconsumer.com and search Lumber Liquidators to read dozens if not hundreds of horror stories about how horrible their product and warranty are.
April 16, 2014 at 9:30am     
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If you like the Capiz Shell look in lighting, perhaps a more traditional looking fixture would be best to compliment your existing decor and keep the style, texture and interest of Capiz shells as an accent. We have hundreds of styles to choose from - here are a few to consider plus much more at http://www.atgstores.com/search/default.aspx?term=capiz%20shell%20pendants.

Mini Pendants: http://www.atgstores.com/mini-pendants/oriental-furniture-lmpcapiz-princess-capiz-hanging-mini-pendant_4405724.html

Larger Pendant: http://www.atgstores.com/large-pendants/elk-lighting-72003-3-3-light-cirque-large-pendant_g500928.html

Traditional Pendant; http://www.atgstores.com/large-pendants/elk-lighting-150144-4-light-roxana-large-pendant-aged-bronze_4803981.html
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Go look at Younghouselove.com and search stairs and stripes in their search box - if it were my stair I would: Use black on the top railing and newel posts and treads. I would leave all the other wood as is rather than add white since it somewhat relates to the floor tone. I would consider adding a runner. http://www.younghouselove.com/2013/11/stairs-and-stripes/
April 16, 2014 at 7:51am     
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The trays you posted above- I do think they would get lost on the table. Maybe more contrast is needed. This one would be a nice size for your table...
http://www.target.com/p/threshold-large-rattan-tray-26/-/A-14992852#prodSlot=medium_1_16&term=tray

I like this one also but it's probably not large enough... http://www.target.com/p/smith-hawken-trade-decorative-wood-tray/-/A-14688374#prodSlot=medium_1_2&term=tray
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leestep ... I'm sure you must be feeling very happy about your tweeks, what a great way to start spring!
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@Leona, pattern was suggested, but I don't want things to start looking like a big fat rainbow. I'm not the type of person to change rooms by the season, this will be the new look for a while until I'm ready to change colors again. If I remove anything at any point it may be the textured pillows and add the brown ones back in. I still think about doing that, but I'm trying to go outside the box a little. Changing rooms by the season takes too much time.

I have a job and others going on in life, so can't worry about that.
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I have Bracing Blue in my home, it's a beautiful color, one of my favorites in the whole house. In an adjacent room I have SW 6086 Sand Dune. It's pretty but I must say the Sand Dune can turn a little pink if you have a lot of natural light coming in. Just giving advice on what works (Bracing Blue) and what I would maybe avoid in your light (Sand Dune). :)
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I'm glad you love your Bracing Blue, and don't feel that it'd be too dark to paint my island. i agree with you about Sand Dune; there are alot of the SW beiges that seem to head toward pink in certain lights. Hopefully, I'll get some good tan suggestions. Thanks for your input.
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Light and white....
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Even looks nice with brick similar to yours...
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Blue-green would be pretty. BM James River Gray, BM Wythe Blue....
April 15, 2014 at 12:32pm   
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My colour charts say and the best match paint to your wallpaper are actually these deep taupes. http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/taupetone http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/longvalleybirch

Your metallic accessories will hold well with these colours. But they are warm tones.
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Tough decisions...
April 16, 2014 at 6:09am   
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What do you intend to house on the shelving? Books? AV Equipment? Shelving depth varies with what's needed to be stored.
April 15, 2014 at 12:10pm     
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Are you kidding? Light blue can be very feminine! I love it for a girls' room. It's one of my favorite colors because of how it plays with so many other colors nicely.

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April 15, 2014 at 11:54am     
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Wonderful! Come back and show us how it turned out when the dust settles. :)
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Gladly!! Thank you!
April 15, 2014 at 12:29pm   
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With added chair (ignore the color):
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The safe choice would be to paint the area around the windows in the same sandstone shade, then do a darker shade (at least 2 shades darker) on the brick work.

You have a lot of freedom with colors for that trim choice...blue, green, gray, taupe, barn red...they all look great with that sandstone trim. If I were you, I'd pick up some samples in those options and start putting them up to see what you like the best.

This blue-gray color came to my mind to help bring out the door color and texture.
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Cesar, you could do a terrific modern thing where you did the sides of the columns in a deep earthy bright like the noted mexican architect Ricardo Legoretto- see the image where inside the square is blue . . . this is from architectural digest. You could do that just on one side of the brick columns (facing away where people approach the house? with an earth amethyst tone and then a deeper earth tone on the other side and the face and back matching the house) I don't know how contemporary you are willing to be . . .but you can decide how far to take this. Even just having a better base color will do a lot for you.

With the earth tones on your windows and entry door, the main body and brick wants to be a camoflauge tone like bm coastal path http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/coastalpath
If you just want to highlight one side of the brick fins (don't paint the outside/side of the house fins different - just the inside of the outer two columns and both sides of the inner columns. On the side of the house you see when most people drive up to it - use this deeper olive undertone tan on the sides of the brick columns (not the back that faces forward or the end that faces forward - only the side plane) http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/woodstocktan
then, on the side that you see when you walk up the other way - do the fins in this amazing sunset amethyst that is muted out http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/tempest
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Horizontal wood siding in the recessed areas above the windows. I also think something with texture like the upper part of the gray house would look nice in that area between the upper and lower windows.


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To work with the wallpaper - I would pick one of the tones and start with an area rug. Does she like yellow? A yellow and white area rug would look great in there. A couple of quick ideas below. I'm not sure of the size of your room so you'll have to figure out how big of a rug you'll need to make it functional.
http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Hand-braided-Cromwell-Rug-76-x-96/7307497/product.html?refccid=GJDUEUEQ4NWIX6CMHFCXTMPA3U&searchidx=1
http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/nuLOOM-Handmade-Indoor-Outdoor-Lattice-Trellis-Rug-5-x-8/6437636/product.html?refccid=44COG7JDPOZJ6D2HH4UONO6YRA&searchidx=34

Also, I would use thick white frames to hang her posters and art in. You can find them any store these days - Ikea, Walmart, Target. That will work much better than anything on the wallpaper.

I think the sink in the corner needs to be addressed some how, can you use that area as a vanity? A mirror above, and some cute small hook sets on the wall to hold her necklaces and such would be functional. A little stool set in front of the cabinet would help to make it look functional.

In addition to the white-framed artwork, give her a large corkboard or magnetic board that she can use to put her loose photos and drawings on.
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An upholstered storage bench at the end of the bed would make for function play space and storage also. How about night stands that have open shelving under them for her books to go in?
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Here's the easiest way to mix patterns: mix patterns of different scales. If the rug is a large chevron pattern, choose a chair fabric that is a smaller scale pattern. That way they won't compete. You can definitely do some pattern mixing as long as the chair pattern is smaller scale. Love the blue idea.
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I like the options Warner Décor sent, especially that last one. I think if you go solid, you should make sure it has some texture or other interesting details to it, like tufting, or nail heads...or a rich fabric like velour. If you go with a pattern, go with something along the lines of a somewhat geometric pattern to coordinate with the chevron. Additional ideas below.
http://www.target.com/p/threshold-slipper-chair-navy-trellis/-/A-14799230#prodSlot=large_1_17
http://www.target.com/p/hayden-armless-chair-velvet-with-nailheads/-/A-15015643#prodSlot=large_1_30
http://www.target.com/p/threshold-rounded-back-chair-ikat-blue/-/A-14393790#prodSlot=large_1_6
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I prefer the natural floor choice. That will help to keep the room light since you have heavy architecture. The yellow walls need to go! A light taupe looks nice in there, like you have already, but for a more colorful option look at an airy, light blue-green-gray such as Benjamin Moore 1556 Vapor Trails.
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I think all the wood in the cottage ( floor,beams , kitchen cabinets ) looks unfinished. Maybe painting the beams and cabinets as suggested above or staining them darker would be good.
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There's a lot of opinion statements in this thread that seems really random in nature: paint the beams, remove the beams etc. What feeling do you want when all the fuss and expense is complete? If you help us with a definition of the FEELING you want, all the rest will flow easily. BTW, other than those random opinion statements I think the Houzzers are really bringing it for you - what a community resource! Houzz is the new Internet.
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I think an inset in the mosaic over the stove would look nice with those choices. Another idea would be to do an accent row. Here are some inspiration photos. The accent will add a nice texture that the all-white palette may need.

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Nancy Travisinteriors
Do,you have Floor Decor by you? We have one in Orange county. They have great looks, and ideas. Maybe going a wave design in solid white it's a 3 d look. Check tile stores for unusual ideas. I love the silver bling mosaic Behind the stove gives it a lot of shine. Is that what they want?
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Thanks Nancy. I will check them out.
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Going Greige: Tips for Choosing This All-Around Neutral

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Used two different shades of taupe in my traditional living & dining rooms.
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FYI I love the blue/white pottery collection!

If you want to keep the room neutral, then you must add more texture. How about a sisal or jute rug for under the table? Perhaps a linen table runner?

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Lik e it better without curtains.
I agree with what someone said about going dramatic. The room is built for it.
In fact, mine is fairly similar. High ceilings, gorgeous view, nice furniture but painted the same as the rest. Not dull but not great. Thanks!
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you can upgrade your dining room with granite countertops as they give elegant and stylish looks.You can visit http://www.eskandaristone.com/granite-slabs/
to find granites that are imported from around the world
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My school has a 3D printer
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Mine had chalkboards.
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A week later I'm still laughing about "members meet in private behind a Norman, Oklahoma, Hobby Lobby to compare notes and advocate for their selections". :)
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As a member of the breakaway conservative liberal chapter of that Lobby, I assure you it is no laughing matter.
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ansafae - love the crown molding in your space- can you share a closer pic of it please? (I'm looking to add crown in my home someday-I like the size of yours)

Very pretty room - the light suggestions already made are perfect.
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Thank you! Beautiful.
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Maybe larger house numbers on the brick? I love the walk way, perhaps stain your treated wood a cedar tone to add some warm contrast from the walkway to make the walkway more noticeable. Filling the planters will help a lot also- could do boxwoods for year-round shape, or wait and do flowering annuals or foliage (like coleus).

Are you open to changing the light fixtures and mail box as well?
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paint the side window trim the color of the door.
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Beautiful new Lanterns? I always use Lantern & Scroll and they are awesome to work with. Check this one out. Cheers!
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DEFINITELY keep It!!
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You can still have finished ceilings and enclosed rooms and take advantage of the wonderful find.
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Take a look at a similar-shaped kitchen on younghouselove.com and what they've done with just paint and some minor cabinet modifications...might be good inspiration for you. :)
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That fan will give you no light, I say.
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The most expensive in the kitchen are cabinets and appliances. Refacing or professionally painting can be cheaper if they are good cabinets and in good shape. After market pull outs can improve them. Appliances have a huge range in cost. I would replace the oven for sure. Watch for scratch n dent deals. Keep it under control by leaving the appliances where they are to avoid plumbing gas electrical Etc. Get the uppers over the island down as they really date it. No ceiling fan and pendants.
March 31, 2014 at 3:44pm   
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I don't see your kitchen layout so I am not sure if this would work...

You can use both - the white on the island, and the busier one around the perimeter where you have the white cabinetry. This can work in a larger kitchen.
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I joined Houzz two years ago. When I retired, hubby and i sold our city family home and put the money into doing a big makeover of our old cottage, which is now our cottage/home. The numerous inspirational photos, ideas and suggestions I collected from Houzz went into 6 months of planning every element of the design and bounced off our amazing contractor and kitchen cabinet maker that we hired to do the work. I learned SO MUCH from this site. Printed Houzz inspirational photos helped to give the vision of what we were seeking to our builder. A few pros and fellow Houzzers offered invaluable suggestions to me on my Size of Kitchen Lighting and Should I do Shutters Dilemma threads. I have attached the 2 most significant comparison photos to 2 inspirational photos from Houzz to illustrate that dreams and inspirations can be put into reality thanks to this most amazing Houzz community and web site. Thank you Houzz!
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14thstreet
Thanks everyone for the comments.

Area rug - I'd love one, but I'm on the fence with the functionality for two reasons:
1. The bench seat is heavy to pull out from the table, and would not be any easier on a rug surface (especially for my kids, ages 2 and 6)
2. Keeping it clean! Read above- I have two kids, ages 2 and 6 and this is our every day dining area, not a formal room for special occasions.
Any feedback from folks who have considered the same or similar challenge with a dining room area rug?
March 31, 2014 at 1:26pm   
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Re: The "cold" gray painted wall - I have light gray in one of our bedrooms, and it is so beautiful and calming. I love that room. I originally painted that one wall in the dining room a dark charcoal to bring in depth and contrast from all the wood tones and taupe, but am reconsidering the paint color. I had thought about a non-neutral but am worried about it being too much in the open living/dining/kitchen space. In fact I'm thinking about repainting the whole great room a lighter taupe color for more contrast from the floors. Thoughts or recommendations? My fireplace is a gray and amber toned stacked stone.
March 31, 2014 at 1:29pm   
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Art work - thank you for the suggestions. I think I will look for pieces to add to the existing framed piece, which I love, to make it more the right shape for that space.

Lighting - I'm afraid my hubby will not agree with a light fixture change, but I really like that perspective. I had originally picked a drum shade for that spot but he didn't like it so I chose something more traditional (his style). Maybe if I add some texture to the table's centerpiece, and make the centerpiece a larger scale, that would help?
March 31, 2014 at 1:32pm   
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Curtains - Those are lined dupioni silk panels, and I have them on the other windows in the great room also so at this time I am not going to replace them...sort of an investment if you know what I mean. Good suggestions though, thank you!
March 31, 2014 at 1:34pm   
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Upholstered head chairs - what a good idea...will have to see what my hubby thinks. :)

And thanks everyone for the compliments as well, we purchased the dining set with our wedding gift funds 10 years ago so it has some significance as well. We like the room, but of course feel there is room for improvement so all your comments are helpful, keep them coming!

Any ideas on built-ins that would be appropriate either narrow-depth or corner style?
March 31, 2014 at 1:37pm   
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Chanel
Great dining room. Go for a nice horizontal art work something on the brighter side or you could even go for a nice mirror to make the space look bigger.
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Add a nice rug to give it a cozy feeling...if it were me I would go neutral color for the rug keeping it simple.

If possible swap the 2 opposite end chairs to upholstered chairs.

I see you have a small plant at the corner maybe you could add a bigger plant removing the table.

At the end add a lovely runner and some flowers to complete your look.

good luck and would love to see the before and after :)
March 31, 2014 at 2:00pm   
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How about one that is in-between Craftsman and traditional? This is the only pic I could find of mine...which is what I'm describing...don't mind the Christmas décor... :)
March 28, 2014 at 12:23pm   
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lucidos
A traditional 4 panel with the side windows would go with either style.
March 28, 2014 at 12:26pm   
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Christine
I am not sure if I would add a "craftman" door to what is obviously a colonial UNLESS you are upgrading the whole curb appeal to reflect your craftsman sensibilities. However if you are just going for it with the craftsman door, I would opt for sticking to wood and look to add a really beautiful stained glass insert in the craftsman style. The shutters can then follow on the colors in the stained glass or go with some traditional craftsman styled paint colors. You can also upgrade the color or change the garage doors completely to up the craftsman factor and then do the lighting.
March 28, 2014 at 12:38pm   
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mforr
Thanks for the giggle, Jessica ;)
March 27, 2014 at 7:57am     
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Matt C and mforr, Hilarious : )
March 28, 2014 at 11:41am     
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14thstreet
The glass inserts will look great. Instead of painting the insides, use your dishes in light colors to get the effect you want inside the cabinets, they will really show through.
March 28, 2014 at 11:18am        Thanked by icicletoes
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anne dee it was an AWESOME suggestion and I'm going to save your picture. Thank you for your advice!
March 28, 2014 at 11:19am     
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Barbara Ventura
What about color cabinets like these? It would lighten up the space.
March 28, 2014 at 11:43am      Thanked by icicletoes
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