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How can I make my house feel lighter?

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Hi Michele!

Don't stress about your choices, this is going to be beautiful! I would recommend using light color paint on  the walls and a lighter colored backsplash specifica...

Hi Ashley!

You would only measure the surface not where the crown is if you plan to keep the crown. However, if you plan to remove the crown you will need to know the measurements all the way to where the walls meet the ceiling. I would recommend keeping the crown personally, so in this case, ...

Hi Jacki!

I love your table and bench set! Honestly I think chairs with wood legs or metal legs would look great! You have both elements in your table and bench and...

Hi Sara!

I love the idea of using the same chair but I would go with the black at the counter and the gray at the table! This will help the spaces flow together nicely and will bring some of the darker black tones that are in your table to the kitchen island space! The shape of the chairs will...

Hi Ana!

I am glad you came to the Design Bar for online interior design help! I am happy to share my recommendation for greys you can incorporate into your nur...

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Where should I look for inspiration?

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Hi Adam!

I would look for inspiration on Pinterest to start! That is always my go to source for inspiring interiors, after you exhaust your search there I would then try a basic Google search for similar style spaces. Regarding what exactly you should be searching, it really depends on the overall look and feel you are going for in the space. If it wil...

Hi Dawn!

I love your selections so far! If you could find something similar to your nightstands I think that would look really pretty, but it will most likely be a ...

Hello Donna,  

Thank you for reaching out to the Design Bar! It can be challenging to figure out the right layout especially in a new home so I’m happy you cam...

Hello again, Kristen!

Thank you for trusting the Design Bar with so many of your design questions! 

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Hello Sarah,  

Thank you for reaching out to the Design Bar! Figuring out the overall style and layout for a formal living room is a common design dilemma, so ...

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