Reservoir Dining RoomContemporary Dining Room, Boston

Inspiration for a contemporary medium tone wood floor dining room remodel in Boston with beige walls —  Houzz
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nnenna wrote:Jul 27, 2011
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    Rugs Done Right
    Sorry Judy- If you would like to click on the link above to all purple rugs, you might see something closer to your exact shade of purple. Are you looking for a cut pile or a shag rug? There are many shags in close to this tone
  • judysep
    This rug company has a nice selection of purple.
rtrlimo wrote:Aug 7, 2013
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    Basin Custom
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    Marcus Gleysteen Architects
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annbonney wrote:Apr 25, 2015
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    Thanks, it is a lovely home but the previous owner passed away and we have little info on it. It was built in the 80s. I am pretty sure the wood could use some TLC. The walls and ceiling are either pine or bead board. I have gently vacuumed the ceilings and walls and trim. Should it have wax or oil or sealer again? Someone should write a book- The care and feeding of your wood home. I would buy that!

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    Marcus Gleysteen Architects

    This isn't really our area of expertise; you probably should contact a refinishing company. At the very least, they'll be able to determine if the wood has been sealed or not.

wilshiregirl wrote:Oct 25, 2013
espiritiv wrote:Feb 7, 2014
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    Marcus Gleysteen Architects

    My apologies for not getting back to you sooner; unfortunately we don't have those dimensions available at this time.

  • espiritiv

    no worries.

eksidley wrote:Jan 14, 2014
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    Marcus Gleysteen Architects
    Eksidley, please contact Allison at our office, Thanks.
  • eksidley
    Will do. Thank you!
godutchbaby wrote:Sep 7, 2014
jean20000 wrote:Aug 12, 2013
sharlareed wrote:Mar 15, 2013
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    Marcus Gleysteen Architects
    Hi, the color that you are seeing is probably quite different than the actual color on the walls; due to the lighting conditions, digital photographic processing and the color setting on your own monitor. If you like this color on your monitor, that is the color you should be looking for. Before choosing any paint color, get paint chips and then test samples on your home.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Kelly Porter added this to Colorful Area Rugs That Pair With White WallsAug 21, 2016

Violet. A violet area rug may seem like an unlikely choice, particularly in a dining room, but it makes for a wonderful conversation piece. Violet is actually a very cozy and inviting color that looks even more welcoming when paired with warm wood tones. Complement your violet area rug with a warm white wall color.Paint color to try: Whisper White by Behr

Liz Durnan added this to 21 Reasons to Decorate With PurpleFeb 26, 2015

19. Add a rug. Another way to add your favorite color is in the form of a rug. This violet one is the star in this wood-accented dining area.

Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to No Need to Shrink From VioletMay 12, 2014

One thing I love about a white and neutral wood palette is that you can take any favorite color and just splash it in there. The fortuitous use of violet here creates a fantastic feast for the eyes.

Jennifer Ott Design added this to Best Ways to Use Radiant Orchid, Pantone's Color of 2014Dec 5, 2013

Here’s a nice example of how to use Radiant Orchid in a room, via an area rug. Because it’s rather bold, the color packs a nice punch when used as an accent through furnishings and accessories.

Lisa Frederick added this to 8 Ways to Live Happily Ever After With a ColorphobeJan 23, 2013

Pairing yellow woods with purple accents (color wheel opposites) is a sly way to play up their bolder notes.

Shawn Gauthier added this to Power to the PurpleJun 15, 2012

An entire shelving unit in a pale shade of purple may seem kind of startling. But it works when paired with complementary yellow and natural wood floors.The oranges and yellows in wood grain play off purple, which lies in the opposite position on the color wheel.

Samantha Schoech added this to Get Floored by a Bold Area RugApr 12, 2012

A simple, light-filled room with lots of blonde wood and then the purple rug, shining like a jewel.

Kelly Porter added this to Picking the Color PurpleJul 25, 2011

In this dining room, a purple area rug anchors the space and adds a welcome splash of color. Fun fact: Violets were cultivated by the ancient Greeks beginning in 500 BC. They believed these flowers symbolized love and fertility.

Love Your Room LLC added this to How to Choose a Rug for Your Dining RoomJul 13, 2011

Your rug color can help define a room and make it feel cozy. The rug color is the base for enhancing the color and texture of your dining room set. Contrast the stain color to make your furniture stand out.

Lily Gahagan added this to Inspired by Nature: Purple and GreenMar 25, 2011

Because both colors have blue in their base, it's helpful to pair them with a warm tone to complement their cool shades. A mid-toned wood is just the material for the job.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

learakoff added this to 3029 Barry Ave - KitchenMar 17, 2019

Reallly pretty- idea of inset shelving on dining wall

Shelley added this to Lafayette houseAug 19, 2018

This color makes the furniture color stand out, among other things!

tfilippova2012 added this to Идеи пользователя tfilippova2012Jul 19, 2018

розовые фиалки — внезапно — помогают похудеть!

margon1 added this to MinuyanJul 19, 2018

Floors have slight variation in it's shades. Purple\lavender high light

Scott Duracher added this to Divine Design IdeasJul 4, 2018

What I like: the general design and feel of the home. Be sure to check out the other photos for inspiration.

xuzhinews added this to Color Themes We LikeApr 1, 2018

We both like this even though the pop of color is very strong. It somehow works with the cherry-colored wood and the purple is not overwhelming (not all over the walls)

seadie22 added this to Colour InspirationMar 31, 2018

Colours. Purple, green, medium stained wood.

Robert Titley added this to DenMar 30, 2018

Simple wood accents...against clean white drywall.

Holly Gilstrap added this to Bathroom ideas - Canaan'sMar 2, 2018

This cubby at the end of the room is an option for Canaan’s bedroom 6 foot cubby area but it should match the woodwork in his room.

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