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Erika Burchfield

My parents live in the house with small living room. We decided to paint walls in beige and add contrast colors in decor: blue denim pillows, yellow upholstery fabric for chairs, navy blue lap blanket.

   
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Hansen

New house, old furniture. Thanks for this article, great ideas.

   
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ashlee76

Ann Waters, May I ask where you got the gorgeous living room chairs?

   

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