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

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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 Jan,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. When it comes to trying to match an existing color or adding contrast I always sugge...

Hi Megan,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. With the color scheme you have in the space and the finishes in the room, I would ...

Hi Chelsey,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. I feel that the richness of the dark wood desk paired with a stark white simple ...

Hi Mark,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. When it comes to mixing different woods in a space a good tip is to look at the variation of color in the flooring and select a color that matches one of the tones. Because your flooring has light and dark colors ...

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Mixing Chair Styles and Looks

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Hi Jennifer, Thanks for your question! Mixing prints can be difficult sometimes, but it can be done, you don't have to have two leather chairs unless that is your preference. I would...

Hi Jaia, The refrigerator you selected is a bit to deep for your space, when searching for a fridge, I suggest looking for ones that are counter depth. The depth for is typically around 29" and will fit your space perfectly. I have found a few alternatives that would work great in your space.


Hi Katrina, Due to high volume, Paloma has reached her maximum number of questions but I am happy to help! With a desirable location, renovating older homes seems to become more common. My suggestions for you would be to remove the entire roof. You could add some height with walls and transf...

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