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Should a Sidelight Panel Be the Same Color as the Front Door?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • OCT 2, 2019

Hi Margo,

Black and white are a classic combo so going for a cream to soften the contrast will still look timeless. Because there is just one sidelight I would suggest to go black to tie in with the door. Otherwise, it might look a little off-balance if it were cream. If the storm door is a simple look with mostly a full panel of glass and trim, black ...

Hi Holly,

What a great little office you have! Because you use the chair primarily as a desk chair I would suggest keeping a desk chair in the space for ease and co...

Hi Holly,

Storage is such an important part of a tidy and organized home, so adding in some storage in your bed is a great way to conceal extra things. I've found a...

Hi Heather,

Less is more in many cases, and I would say this case applies. I would keep the space as it without adding an accessory to the tapered furniture piece f...

Hi Robin,

Love the warm and inviting feel your bathroom gives! A large art piece on the open wall seems like the finishing piece to your space! I would suggest to k...

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What Light Fixture for a Rustic Dining Table?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • SEP 23, 2019

Hi Kristy,

With a rustic table you can add in a more modern chandelier with clean lines to give some relief to the heaviness of the table. A modern globe chandelier would be a fun...

Hi Samantha,

Bay windows can be a tricky thing. However for the most cost effective option, drapes will be better for your budget as opposed to roman shades that us...

Hi Olivia,

Adding something to your stairs is a great way to dress up the area, but I definetly understand keeping it simple to stay functional. A large art piece c...

Hi Maria,

With a neutral space like you have and plenty of natural light, the possiblities are endless in your space. So I would say it depends on what color preferences you have. Neutral furniture is a great way to go because it gives you versatality with accessories and decor. For warmth you...

Hi Carol,

Wood flooring adds such a nice warmth and depth to the space, and adding to the kitchen is no exeception! If you are able to salvage the original floorboa...

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