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What Dark Colored Chairs go with a Medium Wood Table?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • FEB 23, 2021

Hi Marina,

With the clean lines of the table, going with a contemporary style of chair, will complement the modern look. I've found some dark tone options for you. Two are black c...

Hi Katelyn,

What awesome potential your kitchen has! I would suggest to keep the range hood centered under the window for an overall centered feel. You may feel like its off right now because of the different shelf widths. I would suggest to try shortening the longer shelf to the same width as...

Hi Kim,

Love the new counters you have for your space! It really helps to update it already! For your counters, if you are keeping everything else as is and just wa...

Hi Karen,

Adding in some contrast to the dark feel of the space, I would suggest to go with a light color upholstered bed. A soft gray or cream would work beautiful...

Hi Katie,

You have a bunch of different colors going on in your space, so I would suggest to pick something light and neutral. With dark counters and a dark island ...

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What Flooring Should I Use in my Living Room?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JAN 29, 2021

Hi Ryan,

With the grays and blues in the space going for a rug with a cool tone like gray or blue is a great way to keep the space feeling light and airy. I would suggest to choos...

Hi Andrea,

A typically rule of thumb for art over a sofa is to go with art that is about 2/3 the size of the sofa. However with the shorter height of your frames that would fit the 2/3 size of the sofa, I would actually suggest to break this rule and go with the larger 20x27, it feels more bal...

Hi Kim,

I love the fun and color pillow combo you have going on too! Consider pulling a strong color from the pillows to use as your comforter. Black would be a gre...

Hi Laurie,

Depening on if you want a pop or not will help you decide which option to go with for your bathroom. I personally like the look of white on white for a l...

Hi Sam,

With the furniture pieces you have, going for a darker toned gray or even black like you are thinking is a great way to keep the space neutral but also cont...

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