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Dining Room Rug: Yes or No?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • MAR 14, 2019

Hi Sydne,

I totally understand your need for color in a neutral space, so I agree with you that the oriental rug is a great contrast to the more modern elements in the space. But ...

Hi Betty,

A leather ottoman is such a versatile piece for your living room that can double as a coffee table or even have storage built in adding in an additional f...

Hi Cindy,

Adding in art in a tall living room can be challenging, but you already have a natural divider with the molding in the space. A way that you can enhace th...

Hi Antoinette,

Making an open space private doesn't have to be a difficult thing. Reworking the layout and adding in a few pieces can create a space for your son to...

Hi Rebecca,

Giving a space purpose is a great way to create a functional home! And I think that space is a great place to make a small little office. If you want to...

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Choosing a Backsplash

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • MAR 1, 2019

Hi Kathy,

A backsplash is such a fun feature in a kitchen, so choosing one that works with what you currently have and plays off the colors is very important. With such a difficul...

Hi Cathy,

Without seeing your space, and how lighting and other materials affect it, its hard to say how it will all go together. But the both seem to have warm undertones so that should work good together. I would suggest to get a sample of a few options that you are considering before you ma...

Hi Rita,

Bringing balance to the other side of the shelf is definetly needed to finish off the styling of your shelf. So a vase is a great idea to bring in that bal...

Hi Bethany,

What character that brick wall and door add to the room. It has such potential in the space! You would be amazed at how simply styling and choosing the right furniture can bring this wall from drab to fab! However if you want to change the look of the wall some options to keep...

Hi Christine,

What a fun bedding! It really adds a nice pop of color and draws your eye to the focal point of the bed. For complementing pieces like a table lamp an...

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Accessory Help

Need help picking accessories to give your room a new look? Our interior designers can help with pillows, tabletop or mantle decor, lighting and lamps, art, rugs, and more. Examples of Accessory Help questions include help on creating a gallery wall of art an pictures in your living room, finding new bed linen and lighting to update your bedroom, decorating a nursery with wallpaper, or giving your family room a new look by adding new pillows and a new rug in a fresh color.

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If you need help with a tricky floor plan, decorating a tiny space, or ways to mix two different design styles, our interior designers can give you professional advice to find a design solution. Examples of Design Dilemma questions include help on creating different functional areas within an open concept floor plan, making a tiny bathroom feel larger, or finding ways to mix traditional furniture in a modern style space.

Paint Color

Our interior designers have decorated thousands of rooms between them and have worked with the whole spectrum of color. If you're trying to decide on a paint color for any room in your home, or to do a little DIY transformation of an item of furniture, our designers can help. Want the perfect shade of blue for your bedroom or a bold accent wall in yellow for your living room that won't look too glaring? Submit a Paint Color question and get your answer in 24 hours.

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If you're having trouble finding that one item of furniture, our designers can provide you with options personalized for your space. Looking for the perfect sofa that will work in a traditional style room? Need a small-scale armchair to fit into a cozy corner? Our designers have access to special brands and are up to date with the latest design and decorating trends in the marketplace. The interior design who answers your design question can provide you with options that you might not have thought of, from brands you may not be as familiar with.

Choosing Art

Finding art is one of the most frequently submitted questions our interior designers get. Art can help transform a space and is one of the hardest things to find. Great art also doesn't have to be expensive and our interior designers are great at finding options at every decorating budget level. The most interesting and dynamic designs also mix art from different styles and our designers can help you put together different pieces of art in your room.

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