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abbyjean
Gosh, I just really like the one that is currently there. Size....style.....everything!
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bungalowmo
"Thanks anyway but not a response I expected from a group like this"

Play nice! Actually Pyramid had an excellent idea. Nothing was mentioned about having one made either.

When you say primitive & industrial, I'm thinking used as well....just like what I sent you. Not so sure what kind of response you were expecting.
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juudean
I love the sofa and agree that once you use a slipcover it will become ordinary fare. I would enjoy it as is until you are ready to have it reupholstered properly. You have some lovely pieces, and eclectic works for me!
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jessegee
You can't dump an heirloom just because it doesn't go with todays style trends, lol!
If you love it JBarrow, keep it, and to heck with the style police!
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2dogssashatess
I would whack a large colourful artwork over the fireplace and thereby cover up all the brick above the mantelpiece. I would stack some logs, the cut end facing out in the fireplace, assuming you do not use the fireplace. Otherwise I would invest in a nice firescreen
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juudean
Start by updating the ceiling fan to something more transitional, and go with blinds ( no curtains). Furniture should have clean lines, glass coffee table. Pictures of your current furniture and carpet would help.
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motupeg
This room is great. I like the crown molding, wood floors and fireplace. It all looks in good shape. You may want to update the paint with something more neutral depending on your color palette. Houzzers will help you with that. Have fun with this. How exciting to be moving into a new place.
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mick50
Like motupeg said, the room has great neutral bones...a nice fireplace, beautiful dark floors, etc. For now, I'd leave the drapes because they are white and will go with anything. I'd also not replace the ceiling fan right away. Decide if you even need a fan, which may take a couple of seasons. If you don't use it, have it replaced with a light fixture, like a drum chandelier. You can also update the fan with a new light kit or even replacement glass shades. I like to be able to change my colors and decor, so I've learned to purchase large items (sofas, sectionals) in a neutral solid tan, cream, or gray. (After some expensive wedgewood blue brocade and hunter green leather mistakes of the 80s and 90s!) Buy a large area rug in a style you like with several color options. Then go to town with accent pillows and your favorite artwork. P.S. If you hang a triptych like these owners, put the pieces together and lower. Good luck and have fun!
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I agree about the house style. I have always liked the look of smaller panes with "grids" but our new house has casements without, and I love looking out the windows...unobstructed view, but most importantly, much easier to clean!
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What is it you want from us , I don't read a question and being snippy won't help.
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I had a Duncan Phyfe table with chairs to match. I ended up selling it because I wanted something less dated. If you don't have chairs I would look at Parson-style chairs for a more transitional look; find leg colors that match the color of the table, and fabric that compliments your decor.
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Duncan Phyfe is a classic design that can be paired with many different types of chairs to create different looks and styles. Here are a few.
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Patricia Colwell
While you are at it get a counter depth fridge they have just as much useable space inside .and don't jut out into the room and look hideous. Get a bottom freezer much more effient and french doors you will love it.
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Patricia Colwell
Pendant lights are not usually task light , why not go with a track or wire system with heads that are adjustable and moveable so you can aim the light right where you want it. Under cabinet LEDs work very well too. I like the idea like the pic where you get overall light but it is useful .
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My new kitchen includes recessed lights, a ceiling fixture, 3 pendants, and under counter lights. I wasn't going to take any chances!
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Given you color scheme, B&W photos would be elegant.
February 5, 2014 at 12:46AM     
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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...
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decoenthusiaste
In that case you could do two sofas, a sectional, or one sofa and two chairs for the main seating group. Add a family game/snack table, or a chess table where they have the sofa by the pass through. You can "L" two sofas down by the FP/TV area and put a pair of chairs, bookcase and table with lamp on the wall under the railing for a quiet reading area.
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mamamamap
I never thought of using that back area for a game area. That's a good use of space because it seems so bare. Thank you!
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julieharrison
Ignore the windows and float the furniture in the middle. Do a classic arrangement of couch across from 2 club chairs with coffee table in middle. Anchor it all on an 8x10 rug.
Good luck! Awesome space.
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Natalie
Hi---Keep it a little lighter-your room is dark... Take a look at Oystershell and Ice Formations both are Ben Moore... Good Luck!
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juudean
If you are looking for blue, I recently used Yarmouth blue, and a slightly brighter Buxton blue...both BM.
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We wanted white cabinets in our new build and used BM Frostline for the cabinets and all the trim in the house. Not to much white in my opinion, but broken up by calm wall colors. Used BM Galveston for island. I like the look of darker base cabinets. White trim with cream cabinets would bug me.
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greenyogini
Do it! :) I like all white kitchens, so I don't feel the white cabinet uppers would be too white against the walls. (I'm no decorator, though!)

A creamier white could be lovely, and there are plenty of lovely images of creamy/white upper cabinets with grey lowers - and they're rather stunning. :)

Paint is easy(-ish) to change. I say try it and change it if you don't like it. :)
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dw2015
Would love to see what u decide. I think white uppers and darker bottom would be great!
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Curt D'Onofrio
The color of the upper cabs do not match the lower ones. I would rectify that first
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judithladams
In the wider shot, it appears the flooring is too white for light colored cabinets and really does not tie in well with the backsplash The floor could be the cause of your overwhelming sense of blah. I agree your kitchen is updated and very nice. It just needs some color. Go ahead and alter your wall, install dark wood flooring that carries throughout your renewed open floor plan. The dark wood will make the cabinets pop more so than a lighter floor. Consider splashes of color in your kitchen accents. A few well placed pieces of colorful pottery or art glass bowls or trays would do wonders. You have a lovely set of prints that feature a beautiful blue. That color could be your inspiration. Also consider bringing your color selection into a custom roman shade or box pleated valance to dress up your window. Good luck.
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Your kitchens seems to dark when compared to the other spaces. A brighter back splash will make all the difference. Bring samples from your local store and select at home by placing them against the counter. Mosaics with Brighter tones and some dull tones and glass should spruce up your kitchen. If you donot have lighting under cabinets - I will suggest that you put some warm under cabinet lighting as well.
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chookchook2
Use 2 per drawer unless they are mini drawers.
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juudean
It also depends on how you use the drawers...my cabinet installer cautioned me about only pulling one of the two knobs to open a drawer (e.g. When your hands are full) because over time it starts to pull the drawer out of alignment. I used a single pull for this set of drawers, which house my often used cooking utensils and pots and pans, the latter being somewhat heavy. These are about 32" wide. I did use 2 pulls on drawers that were just under 40" for things I don't need to get at that often.
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We used a faux stone for our great room (and exterior chimney) with a simple mantel. Note that due to the open floor plan, the TVs have been relegated to a lower level rec room, and upper level sitting room. Very happy with the product, and look.
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We used a faux stone for our great room (and exterior chimney) with a simple mantel. Note that due to the open floor plan, the TVs have been relegated to a lower level rec room, and upper level sitting room. Very happy with the product, and look. We used the Eldorado stone brand. Www.eldoradostone.com.
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juudean
If the kitchen/dining room shed windows are on the east side you are only dealing with sun in the morning hours. I like the look of the shed windows on your plan. Perhaps those could become dormers for second floor space. Have you considered sola-tubes for letting more light into the kitchen/dining space? We used them for our interior upstairs hall, and they let in lots of natural light all day. You can buy them with an option to close off the light. When there is a moon out, they pick up that light too! We opted to finish the space above the great room...always cheaper to finish during construction, and the view out that upper window can't be beat.
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We like our 3-sided veranda...sitting out under the roof even when it is raining, and definitely providing much needed shade from the southern and then western sun. Late in the day as the sun sets we have to close all the blinds on the west side of the great room it is so bright. Less likely to do that in the winter. Shades between layers of glass...Pella casements.

Good luck with your planning. We just finished a 3 yr project of planning and building our custom retirement home. Glad it's over, but we are really happy with the results.
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Thanks again for sharing your own home building experience. We are probably on a 3 year plan as well. :-)
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it's totally conventional, but that's your style.
Looks houses on top of each other.
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mkhodges
I agree. The rugs work well. The only thing I personally would change are the ruffled seat cushions on the chairs at the table. I would like something simpler there. But that's just me. Enjoyed your photos.
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colleencc
We did our last house in "ivory tusk" which is warm and looks more white than it sounds. We have also done "cloud white" which is more "white" but still on the warm side (both of these are Benjamin Moore).
August 10, 2014 at 7:25PM   
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juudean
I used Frostline from Benjamin Moore for kitchen cabs and all interior house trim, including beadboard. It's not too creamy...which I was happy about because it would have clashed a bit with true white accessories (or in this case the white tub), but definitely a softer white.
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houseatthelake
Personally like knobs on upper doors.
August 10, 2014 at 8:37AM     
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juudean
This is how I solved a similar dilemma...a stool from Plow and Hearth, with a basket from Pier 1
August 9, 2014 at 9:09PM     
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Curt D'Onofrio
juudean, what a awkward space to fill. You filled it nicely though :)
August 10, 2014 at 4:43AM     
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zweiback
Have a look at this metal cabinet from World Market:http://www.worldmarket.com/product/white+giselle+single+cabinet.do?&from=fn
August 10, 2014 at 6:26AM   
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juudean
Love my aganthus green (BM)... Very calming!
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mytinymansion
Creative Moi, your home sounds beautiful in that mix of colors. I truly believe the green will finally wake up my living room in the same way. Thanks for sharing.
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mytinymansion
Hi everyone, I've found the perfect green for my living room. Saybrook Sage by Benjamin Moore. Anyone else used this color?
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Rina
I think they will look good with lighter cushions -- they look a bit dark and heavy with the navy. I suggest you move that pretty planter to the left of your front door to enable you to get the chairs further apart and put the table between them. Turn them in towards each other a bit more. A gold star to your husband.
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I think your room is quite lovely as it is. You've done a great job. I think just painting the tv wall will be enough to squash the "what is missing" thought. Paint is a miracle worker. BTW...how you style the bookcases gives visual balance as well. The general rule is 1/3 books (up/down), 1/3 objects and 1/3 empty. Here is a sample of art, books and objects visually appealing,

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My parents. The house? Nothing.
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juudean
How about a Berber carpet, light with specks of color...some grey or blue maybe?
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abbyjean
GOOD choice and hope it does not take forever for it to get ordered and installed. If you are like me, I can hardly wait once the big decisions are made. You may want a jump start and have bedding ready so that part will also be done for the new room......you may even want to look for a bed in a bag and have the shams and dust ruffle and all that fun stuff already put together for you OR we can go shopping on here, too.
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abbyjean.... I might take you up on that. I am even less experienced at buying bedding as I am about matching walls and carpet :) #SingleDad #Clueless :)) P.S. I've never heard of "bed in a bag" but is sounds like it's right up my alley.
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The pendants are Hubbardton Forge, to match the dining room chandelier. Love, love, love them...but fragile, and expensive!
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