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Mixing Warm and Cool Toned Pieces in a Space

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • AUG 9, 2019

Hi Mary,

Combining colors can be difficult, especially with undertones leaning warm or gray. In your space, the mantle definetly has a warmth to it while your sofas have a cool gr...

Hi Sherry,

Vaulted ceilings are rare in a kitchen but really give a grand feel to the space. With the loftiness it can feel like something is missing, but since you have a shiplap wall treatment I would suggest to keep it simple. I've thought of a few ideas you could consider to add a more fin...

Hi Amanda,

You have got a great open space with plenty of natural light with those big windows. However if you want to make sure it fills light and airy I would sug...

Hi Tawni,

I can see how it can be difficult to find a table to complement the wood tones of your floors especially as it can change in different lights. However sin...

Hi Maryann,

Loving all the updates you have been making to the space. I actually like the look of no mantle in your space, it gives a more modern look that goes wit...

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Choosing a Rug

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUN 3, 2019

Hi Frances,

A rug is a great piece to have in any space and there are plenty of options that are made from durable materials but still have a stylish look to them. However since I...

Hi Laurie,

Painting a bedroom and an ensuite is a great way to keep a cohesive feel in the space, but that doesn't mean that it is the only way to create a cohesive feel! There a couple ways to break up the color of the space while continuing the flow throught the rooms.

You could opt for a...

Hi Julie,

Hanging lights should not be difficult but when you get into the specifics of it, it can seem overwhelming with all the suggested dimensions on how high, apart, and how many to hang.

But you've got the basic general sense of it. However one factor to take into consideration is the...

Hi Mary,

Turkish rugs are such a great choice with a story to tell! From your inspiration, I have sourced a variety of rugs with a distressed look in muted earth to...

Hi Cay,

Adding a lighter neutral color to your door is a great way to brighten up the darker nature of the entry you have. So keeping in line with your HOA some col...

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