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What Curtains Should I Use in My Living Room?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • OCT 16, 2019

Hi Eugenia,

With the cool tones you have in your space going with a medium/light gray or blue curtain would be a great way to add some additional color that would blend nicely wit...

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 ...

Hi Leesa,

Large art and TVs are both focal points in a space so placing them on the same wall can be done but there are alot of variables that affect on the most successful way to do it. Depending on the size of your TV and size of your art will determine the best way to go about it. I've come...

Hi Cathy,

You're in the right direction with whites, blues, and woods for a coastal fee. And your current furniture brings in a bit of a rustic touch so if you want...

Hi Caitlyn,

Inheriting furniture is a great way to keep sentimental pieces in the family. However, keeping them in their original state is not necessary to keep the sentiment. If you don't like the upholstery of the piece have someone recover it for you or try tackling it yourself to bring it ...

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Choosing the Right White

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUL 2, 2019

Hi Ruth,

Paint colors, although simple, can be one of the most tricky things deciding on when it comes to color, undertones, and different lighting. With your first choice of White Dove, it is a softy creamy white, and that could be why it appears more yellow in your lighting. So out of the swatching you have painted on your wall, it appears to me that...

Hi Yvonne,

Structual elements like poles and columns can make for a sore thumb in a space, but I've got a few ideas to help dress up the look!

First thought would be to frame it and create a more square looking column for that traditional coastal look you love. You could also wrap it anothe...

Hi Tracy,

Painted your walls white will be a great way to keep the space feeling bright and open and not broken up like it currently feels with the tray ceiling white and the lower half a beige. But painting the entire space the same color brings in a nice flow. With the extra height...

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...

Hi Jessica,

Coastal or beach decor generally pulls from more muted and softer colors to keep a light and airy feel. So the blue you have in your space does feel a b...

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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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Paint Color

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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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