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decoenthusiaste
If you're keeping that piece of art, then take your color cue from it. Your area rug is too small and your coffee table is too contemporary for the style of the seating. You might want a round or oval one to give a softer and less harsh look. It should sit 18" from the large sofa. If the end table matches it, then you'll need a new one of those. Don't let a "big box" store like Ashley convince you to buy a "set" of tables. Mix it up, hit the second hand stores to give your room interest and variety. Curtains, when you find them, should hang floor to ceiling and be loose, not tied back. Rather that a sheer, you'll have a more updated look with roman inside mounted under the curtains so you won't need the double rods. Adding crown would really be the eye-catching touch you're looking for. The loveseat is blocking the light and window. I'd move it to the other end of the large sofa, facing the window and put a console table behind it under the large mirror. That mirror is too big to use with the little cart-style table. The new piece of furniture should be 25% wider than the mirror. Angle the chair in the corner left of the window with an end table and lamp. Try moving the seating first to see how it looks - post more pix by commenting here and using the Attach Images button.
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groveraxle
If you're keeping this furniture, I wouldn't even try to go coastal. But it could be a lovely formal space with a bigger rug and bigger art and a chandelier.
on Monday at 6:19pm        Thanked by jlsculac
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centrd
I think the bar-height table proportions are overpowering for the space...especially combined with that fan. Hopefully you have a table of a better scale in mind. Also re: the fan. If you must have a fan I'd get something that sits closer to the ceiling and looks more streamlined & contemporary (since you don't like retro/cottage). Definitely lose the low hanging lights. The window treatments definitely need to be cleaned up / less fussy as well. If your designer didn't already suggest those things, then I'd think twice about her drywall suggestion. Plain drywall has the potential to take all the character out of your room...unless you make up for it with substantial mouldings and/or stellar decor.
last Saturday at 12:59pm   
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bgfuqua
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on Sunday at 12:51am   
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nancyann0277a
Definitely to small. Get the larger one. Front legs of furniture should be on rug.
last Thursday at 7:01pm        Thanked by bonnieanneryan
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Harpspiel
All of those colors are lovely together! Just make sure you keep most colors soft and desaturated to stick with the look you are going for (be careful about mid-brown furniture, such as oak, which can have a yellow/orange tint and would ruin the vibe). I would definitely move the bench away from the fireplace, it downplays it - maybe move the sectional forward in the room to give the fireplace a little space and group plants of different heights on either side of the fireplace to accent it. For side tables check out ceramic garden stools, those are very in right now and I think one in white would tie in well. Also look at limed wood.
last Friday at 7:11pm        Thanked by bonnieanneryan
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bonnieanneryan
toomanycats - there is a thread from about a month ago where we discussed the layout of this room and, for various reasons the current layout is the only one that works for us. See my post above for a photo of the armchair we're putting at the open end of the room! Great minds think alike!

Harpsiel - Thank you! I like the ceramic garden stool idea! Won't have to move the sectional forward because it's going to be replaced with a sofa (photo in my post above). We should have it in a few weeks!
last Friday at 7:20pm   
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Patricia Colwell
Well now is the time to decide what you want this space to look like, I have a basically black, white and gray space but I add color from season to season and also different pillows at that time, I like the ability to add or take color from the space.
July 2, 2014 at 10:04am     
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nancyann0277a
I agree with Abbyjean. It looks lovely there. As my grandson always says "go big or stay home". Colours are nice.
July 1, 2014 at 10:31am     
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Jonah Mitchell
I think the painting right now is to big, but on the sides of it, putting some vases or bowls of contrasting colors would make it PERFECT!
July 1, 2014 at 1:17pm   
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nancyann0277a
You can't bring the ceiling down so go with a large piece of art and hang it about 8 inches above the sofa. The item you have there now is way way to high.
June 30, 2014 at 12:18pm        Thanked by sandsabar
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Agreeing with lefty47 about the wood beams! And if you're looking for lamps, feel free to check the ones we carry at furnishedup.com
on Tuesday at 9:14am   
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decoenthusiaste
You and your stuff live below the window and door frames. Decorate there and ignore the space above that. Hang the round piece 5" above the sofa. Here's a helpful chart for tables and lamps.
on Tuesday at 9:30am   
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Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
I think cloud white on the island base could be interesting and tie in with the trim colour. Would brighten up the kitchen too.
June 29, 2014 at 6:33pm   
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nancyann0277a
Thanks you all for replying. Still not decided. Now leaning to white, but???
June 30, 2014 at 7:53am   
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This website may have what you're looking for! They have new and used frames! Good luck, hope this helps!
http://www.fourposterbed.co.uk/
July 1, 2014 at 12:19pm   
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nancyann0277a
This should have been put in advice but don't know how to transfer.
June 29, 2014 at 11:22am   
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Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
I think cloud white on the island base could be interesting and tie in with the trim colour. Would brighten up the kitchen too.
June 29, 2014 at 12:16pm   
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bgfuqua
what colors show as you step inside? what color is the roof?
June 29, 2014 at 12:27am   
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Dytecture
Photos of the house would be helpful.
June 29, 2014 at 5:21am   
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skagitnana
Neither...I would choose a color similar to the backsplash and floor tile for a more uniform look. I think white would be too contrasty.
July 2, 2014 at 8:45pm   
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groveraxle
I like the way it defines your entry, like a built-in console table.
June 27, 2014 at 4:18pm     
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goatpro
I have hunted all species available in the USA but I still WILL not have taxidermy in my home! I really have been trying to understand the "mounted" head design craze right now whether faux or real. For me it does nothing to add to the warm and fuzzy feeling of the room. I just feel like it's just weird and or even creepy. Eat them don't mount them in your home. Real men just hunt for food!
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