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pinneysue
Just wanted to give an update. I purchased the striped runner and don't really like it. In addition, I was sent the wrong runner by the company so will be sending it back anyway! Just wanted you to see how it looks. Wrong color and seems a little wide to me especially at the bottom of the stairs where the space is more narrow. Now I can agree with the people who suggested something with more color! I ordered this wall sconce and waiting for it to come in. I started working on getting some of my recent Germany photos done in sepia and onto canvas to replicated the look of those that you see here. I think I will order the pretty floral rug to put in front of the door. After all of that, I will step back and see what's next. Have not done anything with replacing the chandelier. Just taking one thing at a time.
April 5, 2014 at 8:15am     
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Darzy
Agree wrschick! I have to admit my husband's poor eyesight works in my favor most of the time. He still thinks I'm "beautiful". :)
March 29, 2014 at 3:04pm     
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I would put your fireplace in the top 3 of the most ugly fireplaces I've seen on houzz dilemmas! Sorry I can't find the others. Lay that one on Ben! At least with that knowledge he will never doubt your love for him.
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momof5x
Just edited it to crop, looks better smaller than to ceiling and if you added a big mantel, it will look even more better.
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Keitha
Darzy, here is a dry brush technique someone used to tone done a similar stone fireplace. Just wondering if painting the walls and doing something similar to this would give you that change that you want without "breaking the bank".... You know how we like a bargain!!!
March 30, 2014 at 3:49pm        Thanked by Darzy
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Keitha
Paint walls, dry brush fireplace, hang a big tobacco basket... What do you think?
March 30, 2014 at 4:01pm     
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My Houzz: Going White and Bright in Montreal

White lacquer and wider doorways help create an airer backdrop for colorful contemporary art in a 1910 Arts and Crafts home Full Story
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jimmyjamjar
You just can not beat white paint, the answer to everything.
March 21, 2014 at 5:42pm     
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sbkh
White-on-white-on-white is the new wood paneling...the new harvest gold.
March 21, 2014 at 6:06pm     
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Travertine as Carol mentioned is a good choirce. Something light tan, a natural color like sea oats or light khaki pants.
March 23, 2014 at 10:14pm     
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JudyG Designs
Turn the sofa to face the fireplace, the coffee table in front of the sofa with an arm chair at either end of the coffee table. Pull up the ottomans to the coffee table. Move the clock somewhere else, preferably the hall.

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yoboseiyo
i agree with moving the couch to face the fireplace.
i love the yellow and grays together, i think that's such a pretty combo.

i do have to respectfully disagree with the statement that prints cheapen a room, however.
as an artist who PRODUCES short-run prints and print sets, i think that if framed well, and hung appropriately, they enhance a room just as well as an original painting or photograph would.

i would say that if you find a piece of art that you like, but can only afford a print, get it! frame it nicely with a good quality mat and museum glass and you've got a great piece to hang.
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Ann
Looks like I'm in the minority, but I'd most definitely paint it! I agree with all of Margo's comment!
March 19, 2014 at 8:33pm     
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jengregory
I like this, though I would go with a bit less distressed. I have been painting some furniture with Annie Sloan chalk paint and it is a simple way to get a distressed finish.
March 22, 2014 at 10:14am     
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7 Must-Dos on the Day You Show Your House

Don’t risk losing buyers because of little things you overlook. Check these off your list before you open the front door Full Story
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Pamc321 - You seem to be hurting and that is understandable. Death is part of life but that doesnt make it pleasant. As for helping the realtor do their job youre right. If it was their job but its yours. Realtors are here to give you extra exposure through their network of investors or regular end users who may want to purchase your home. And your home is a commodity at the end of the day which has to be presented in the best way possible. Not the second best way nor the third. Best means it cannot be better and that implies making it appeal to the "Maximum" amount of people and also to minimize negotiations by having it in the best shape so that no extra work may be required after the purchase (Paint job curb appeal landscaping plumbing electricity etc all fall in to that category). It's about warmth but for some warmth may be a neutral appealing home and for others it may mean having their grandmothers favorite chair that has been in the family for years and plays a "warm" role in that particular familys life but means nothing to others but an old ugly object that needs removal.
About the job being harder or easier - Some landlords dont even bother being home at the right time because of this. Or hiding family feuds cause "arguments are natural...so is laundry..everyone has it...so is aged paint.."after all nothing is perfect" right? no..Not right. We do our best...and after that we do some more..It all depends on the house and if the seller is serious.
March 23, 2014 at 12:12pm     
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dmpineda2
I've successfully sold 3 family homes, and agree with most of these suggestions: decluttering is #1. Pare down kids' toys, bookshelves, clothes in BR/hall closets, kitchen cabinets too. Buyers "see" extra space and pay for it.

I simmered apple cider with cinnamon sticks and baked a couple of cookies--then left the cookies out for buyers to help themselves. Make the beds. Put fresh clean towels out every day (put the ones you're using inside an empty lidded hamper along with bath mats).

One thing I've refused to do: I've got lots of art, and usu a gallery wall of personal photos. Realtors have advised I remove them. Never have. All 3 homes have sold above comps in less than 1 week (even during downturn) and gotten very positive feedback to those same realtors! Do pare down photos on tables, but I think a home's soul is important to show, too.
March 23, 2014 at 1:05pm     
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lucidos
Some wonderful person turned me on to these tiles which ...in London Grey..will be going in my kitchen. http://www.walkerzanger.com/collections/products.php?view=mat&mat=Studio+Moderne&coll=Studio+Moderne
March 20, 2014 at 9:26pm     
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lucidos
Ohhh.... what about. It was named after me it has to be perfect :P

Vetromarmi, Valencia Lucido
March 20, 2014 at 10:20pm     
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Emily
Marble anything would look great in here, IMO
March 21, 2014 at 8:47am     
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brolimom
Wow, the powder paint sounds amazing! I wonder where to find a good painter who does this?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powder_coating

I do think white cabinets would look great in your kitchen. Especially with white appliances. Nice, clean look. And you could add a pretty backsplash to go with it!
March 22, 2014 at 10:41pm     
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brolimom
Here's a nice example...couldn't find a pic with white appliances, but it will look really clean.


March 22, 2014 at 10:50pm   
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I would not recommend chalk paint or any other matte surface for a needs to hard wearing and scrubbable kitchen cabinets. Good prep, involving cleaning and sanding and then a bonding primer is involved if you want to create that sa8me easy to live with surface for your cabinets as the factory produced. It's all about the prep work, and there are no shortcuts. Just ask any professional painter about these ''no prep'' products, but be prepared for an earful!
March 23, 2014 at 7:57am     
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March 23, 2014 at 8:23am   
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Dark tiled flooring will require a tremendous amount of lighting to get the space to feel "bright" or airy. Most of the colours I'm seeing are quite cool or fall into "neutral". That is to say, they all work well together.

Personally, I would "switch" the floor colour and the counter top colours. I would put the darker blue on the counter top (magical would be a word to describe how it woul look) with a lighter beige on the floor. You would get the "pop" and the drama of the blue on the counter top...but limit how much of the dark colour is used. The lighter floor would then keep things light and airy without having to double the amount of lighting needed to keep the area lit.

I don't know if it is an option...but I would put the blue on the counter and the beige on the floor.
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