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If they're potted up and placed in the pond or water feature they'll be fine and can add some nice color to your waterscape. The top of the pot should be just below the water's surface and filled with stones to keep the soil from washing away.
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Collettec...that is harsh. I don't see anything constructive in your post. Whatever the reason for the request for help, we don't judge. This is an open forum and people should not be hesitant to post because of possible negative comments.
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Gloveraxle- love your renderings. My fav is the Mexican style. Don't know if it will go with the rest of the house but could be adapted to any style.
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reginafrisaura
debsio, indeed the pots are amazing!
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groveraxle
@collettec, I see nothing wrong with a designer asking for ideas. How would you feel if your surgeon felt that way about asking his colleagues for help? Would you call him a fraud because he used someone else's technique? Writers, painters, and even interior designers sometimes run dry and need a nudge or a jump start.

Good luck with your client, regina. I hope one of the ideas here floats her boat.
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Why mess with perfection. The valance would only cover the beautiful windows. And your view outside is wonderful. You don't need a thing unless you are concerned with privacy.
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groveraxle
Me no like.
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abbyjean
I think what grover just showed you emphasizes how the color under the cabinets NEEDS to be continued over the windows to balance it. I have to vote for leaving them even though I understand wanting some softness in the room.
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Great job. Love the fireplace wall
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Great job! It looks warm and inviting!

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Thank you to all and to Houzz and many hours of research.
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A colorful runner rug would also brighten your foyer. The blue wall color, white wainscoting and dark wood are a beautiful combination and should be enhanced.

Christi, on behalf of Thos. Baker
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I would add a pretty bench with a mirror above. It gives a place to sit to put on shoes, drop groceries etc. If you need a place for mail, keys or other small items, perhaps a small table just on the other side of door opening (the one going down the hall-not the main entrance), if there is room.
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karissaleeann
I love what groveraxle has done with your living room! Looks great! Grover, would you be so kind to help me out!? Just bought a house and trying to design the living room and in much need of advice.
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Carolina Lizarraga
Morning everyone..... Grove I love that! Since I can not get rid off the loveseat... today I will go to find the recliner, the lamps & other accessories... any other suggestion in mind, let me know.
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Several good ideas above. It may sound radical but painting the woodwork the same as the upper walls would really look fabulous. Houzz has some great examples of painted out woodwork and it is really elegant and a modern look. Also, moving your china cabinet and putting your artwork on one wall would be a nice feature wall. Definitely a large rug, not too busy. If you decide to paint I would wait until after to choose a rug. The floor is very busy so a simple rug would offset that. As for the chairs, upholstered parsons chairs at each end would be nice. Pillows against the back of the wood chairs on each end would be nice until you decide to purchase chairs or replace dining set.
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I think the floor and the overstuffed china cabinet are what is making the room seem busy. I'd think long and hard before painting that wainscot. Who knows how you'll want to decorate here in five years. Before buying a rug, do some in depth research on the size of table your room can handle and the number of guests you'd want to seat. The rug should be 4' longer and wider than the table top, so with budget in mind, I"d go with one that is too big now rather than one that will be too small in a couple of years when you're ready to upgrade the dining set.
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I use both. I have real plants in the house with a couple of silk orchids. When you group them with real plants people can't tell the difference.
last Friday at 2:28pm     
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If you are designing a room which dictates a particular look, often the only affordable way to accomplish this is by using a silk arrangement, using your own judgement as to what is correct.

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I use mostly fresh foliage and flowers but once in a while I'll throw in something silk.
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nramsey1
Parsons chairs with a skirt would be nice too. They have a slim profile and seem like they would go well with your side chairs.
last Friday at 1:25pm   
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cslund
could I do that with my zig zag rug?? Or would my guests go cross-eyed??
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Ramona
cisco, I like whimsical, so Queen of Hearts it is. Karen says MGM chairs are tippy top quality. Be careful. Even though they were a bargain, the material and upholstery were not cheap. They were difficult to do whereas the chairs above would not be. I'm not sure about the rug would need to see them closer together, but I have a trellis pattern and they look fine.
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nramsey1
Just out of curiosity, was there something wrong with the floating floors? Am considering them myself.
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tammylynn3
The floors car concrete
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tammylynn3
The floating floor's are very nice nothing wrong with having them you will like them also easy to install.
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Just a side note to the suggestions above. When you paint the front door, also paint the storm door to match. And I vote for the black or rubbed bronze finish for your new porch lights. Adding the mulch between the house and sidewalk is a great idea too. That will really impact the look of the house. You can then plant smaller plants as you find things you like. On the right side of the door bring the flower bed out from the house into the yard. It will balance the left side and give your yard a finished updated look. Seems like you have some fairly simple things to do that will really make a difference immediately...
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Paint front door and storm door
New porch lights
Remove a couple of bushes
Reshape right side flower bed and add mulch to both right and left beds
Do the easy things first as they will make an immediate difference and encourage you on to the larger projects. When you are ready to plant you might want to take a couple of picture of the front of the house (with the new flower beds) to a nursery and get suggestions for plants. You have a great house and I think it will be really nice when you get it finished.
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I would add some brick trim work to the left side of the house so it looks as if it belongs to the right side.
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A would do the chimney in brick and perhaps all or part of the front face of the garage.
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Simona
Here's a broader photo. Plant list currently -- left side: golden mop (i think?), euonymous, hinoke cypress, blue juniper, hydrangeas, astilbe. Right side: golden mop (i think?), blue juniper, euonymous, weeping cedar, hollywood juniper, hydrangeas, monardo, echinacea (not flowering yet).

thanks!
July 11, 2014 at 7:37am   
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I think you need something tall to the left of the door to balance the window on the right.
July 11, 2014 at 2:35pm   
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s1nemesis1s
Can't really paint the window frames they are the vinyl replacement windows. Love the ideas folks, keep them coming!
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anne dee
then when you make your decision you will need to consider the white.
July 11, 2014 at 1:20pm   
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Connect the lower area to the top step of the higher deck. Make it a walkway between the 2. You'll have 1 step up to the higher deck. You could widen the walkway and smaller deck so it will accommodate a couple of chairs and maybe a small table.
July 10, 2014 at 6:57pm     
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That should be really easy to pull off. Keep the landing off of the house then build a new deck at the same elevation of the top step. You can also move the direction of the decking steps to exit out in to the back yard.
July 10, 2014 at 8:42pm   
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The sky is the limit. Find something you love. You have a great background for anything you want to do with this great neutral color.
July 10, 2014 at 4:58pm   
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abbyjean
Maureen, you make me smile! I am guessing you meant lots of LAYERING, but laying works in this room, too!
July 10, 2014 at 6:06pm     
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anne dee
I think this bedroom would look beautiful in your house
Note all the details in the bedding and curtains plus the chairs and ottoman
Very elegantly understated!1

July 10, 2014 at 6:13pm   
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I have a ficus tree in my Lr. Needed light in that area. Instead of buying a lamp I strung twinkle lights in the ficus, can't see them when turned off. Looks great and gives the needed light.
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kathleen MK
With wires hidden in silk garland they add a glow to our Christmas decor and could be used in other special occasions with different seasonal garlands or plants.
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kelmick
I voted no to year round indoor use, but I'd make an exception for a temporary children's play space. I won't be draping them on the ficus anytime soon. Also, I don't have a ficus.
July 20, 2014 at 8:52am   
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