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Mixing Lighting in the Kitchen

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • APR 24, 2016

Hello, what beautiful materials you have selected for your kitchen and what a great space! Mixing lighting in the kitchen can be a difficult thing to do but it is not impossible...

Hi Rebecca, a large art piece would be a great way to fill up the wall space. Keeping with your interests, I have selected a few pieces that would work well with ...

Hello Sarah! I love your open concept, but it can be difficult to zone areas when dealing with spaces that flow into each other. The two options you were thinking of w...

Hi Emily! Can I just say that your house is amazing! Love the windows! As for upholstery fabric options I would suggest the companies Maharam or Knoll Textiles - these companies are good quality and have a modern style to them. You can also narrow down the products by the performance (stain resis...

Hello Ashley, I love the space you have. The hardwood floors are great! It looks like four stools would fit around the bar comfortably. For the style of the ...

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Furniture Placement for a Unique Living Room

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • APR 19, 2016

Hi Ann, It sounds like you could benefit from a Decorist makeover. You have a such a great space! I love the built-ins and the fireplace, they add so much charact...

Hello Bethany! When you have a low-sloped ceiling, elongating the walls will absolutely help to make the room feel bigger. By painting the ceiling and walls the s...

Hi there Kristen! Adding something to that wall will definitely help fill in that empty space. My suggestion would be to put in a console table. This will he...

Hi Andrea! It looks like you could really benefit from a full, personalized Decorist makeover. Your style seems to be mainly traditional but with a bit of an eclectic ...

Hi Chelsea! Coordinating but not matching furniture can be hard knowing whether it is too matchy or too different to go together. My suggestion for you:  

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