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What Art to Choose for a High Traffic Area?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • OCT 10, 2019

Hi Melissa,

With high traffic areas, choosing artwork makes you think more on how that item will work for your space. Proper hanging techniques; such as hanging on a stud or using...

Hi Jane,

Adding in a pop of color is always a great way to bring in some interest to the room. Depending on how much light you get into the space will determine wha...

Hi Margo,

Black and white are a classic combo so going for a cream to soften the contrast will still look timeless. Because there is just one sidelight I would suggest to go black to tie in with the door. Otherwise, it might look a little off-balance if it were cream. If the storm door is a si...

Hi Holly,

What a great little office you have! Because you use the chair primarily as a desk chair I would suggest keeping a desk chair in the space for ease and co...

Hi Holly,

Storage is such an important part of a tidy and organized home, so adding in some storage in your bed is a great way to conceal extra things. I've found a...

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What Paint Color Should I Use for an Open Area?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • OCT 2, 2019

Hi Nancy,

With an open concept choosing a paint color that brings the spaces together is key. I would suggest keeping the same paint color throughout your open entry, living room,...

Hi Heather,

Less is more in many cases, and I would say this case applies. I would keep the space as it without adding an accessory to the tapered furniture piece f...

Hi Chantel,

You've got some color in the space and blue is a great option with the curtains and artwork you already have. So if you wanted to go in that direction I...

Hi Silvia,

Arranging furniture for good flow can be challenging in unique spaces, however I have a few ideas, and even a floorplan to help you with your space. First, if you are able, I would suggest to remove the doors into the dining and living room, making them into walkways will give a bet...

Hi Robin,

Love the warm and inviting feel your bathroom gives! A large art piece on the open wall seems like the finishing piece to your space! I would suggest to k...

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