Lilian Dodenhoff


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Decorating 101: How to Choose Your Colors

Learn where to look for palette inspiration — and one commonly advised place maybe you shouldn’t Full Story
     Comment   June 28, 2014
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pilbarapink: I'm having trouble visualizing the carpet, but I keep thinking Spanish or Mexican floor tile.... there is a lot you can do with blues, greens, yellows, and even light sandy taupes. I had a wall that terra cotta color at one time and absolutely loved it. I used a lot of light taupe and then splashes of the other colors I mentioned. Blacks, greys, and browns would work equally well.
last Monday at 3:02pm   
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I am the painter in our family. I love to refresh the paint every few years, so I am not at all afraid to pull the furniture out away from the wall and have at it. That said, I think when one is moving into a new home, it is a good idea to pick a neutral that will not clash with your stuff and get it up. Later, the rooms can be retouched, accent walls can be painted, or the whole thing can be redone. It is not always realistic to wait until you are in. We are building, so the paint must be on the walls prior to moving in. Since I am buying new furniture, that is a little intimidating. In fact, we can't even lay the floors until I paint! I am sure I will stick with warm neutrals and white trim and then update later as tastes and time permit.
last Monday at 3:07pm   
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I applaud you on your boldness with your color scheme. Certainly a chandelier would be fabulous in this room. Many that others have been suggested would be wonderful. But if I may, I would make other suggestions. In my humble opinion, the small picture over the bed is out of proportion to the amount of wall space. I would either find something longer and taller, a grouping, a monogram appliqué or the like to fill the space above the bed, or leave it completely blank. If you do plan to use a beautiful dramatic chandelier, I would take down the, (please excuse my term), pom-poms near the windows. I think it would detract from your chandelier and there seems to be a lot going on up there. I very much like the bedspread, however if it were my design, I would break up the pattern with pillows of solid black and/or assorted patterns of chevron, stripes.. dots, or the like. To make it really pop, painting the headboard white would be brilliant against your beautiful walls and compliment the white sheer curtains. Then, you could add white into the pillows or other accents for an extra WOW factor. This is certainly more than you asked for, but I hope you find it helpful. This really caught my eye on twitter. Thank you for sharing your room.
June 27, 2014 at 11:54pm     
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Lilian Dodenhoff bookmarked an ideabook

Love Your Living Room: Upsize a Small Space

Learn clever decorating tricks for giving your living room a more spacious feel and a bigger personality Full Story
     Comment   June 22, 2014
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Like the contrast
March 22, 2014 at 5:52pm     
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Contrast
June 1, 2014 at 2:31pm   
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Lilian Dodenhoff added 1 photo to ideabook: I've Been There
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