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Mix Those Metals

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Hi Saba!

You can definitely mix metals in any space. It's such a fun way to bring in different mediums and some excitement into a room. 

I have given you a few examples of...

Hi Claudine!

Oddly shaped rooms make selecting a rug difficult! But there are other shapes we can consider for this space. What about a 6' round rug instead? Or ova...

Hi Erika!

Selecting a new backsplash can be tough! But I have found a few options that would be perfect in your space.

I think you could keep it bright with a wh...

Hi Jenn!

I know finding the perfect piece can be tricky for any new space. Luckily, I am here to help!

I think keeping it light and airy is perfect for this spac...

Hi Kimberly,

Your guest bathroom is looking great, I love what you have done so far! Tile is an important part of any bathroom design and since it is not easy to ch...

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Selecting A Bathroom Vanity Cabinet

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Hi Jennifer,

Your tile selections are stunning and I think they will look amazing in your bathroom! Selecting the vanity cabinet is an important piece and here are a few ways we c...

Hi Brianna!

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. I am happy to share my recommendation for the optimal layout in your living room.

Based on the photos that you shared, I recommend keeping only (2) sofas and arranging them perpendicular to the fireplac...

Hi Lori,

Your dog is so cute! Great fabric choice! Your updated chairs are going to look beautiful with the rest of the items you’ve chosen for your living room :)


Hi Janet,

With doors, it can be difficult to add window treatments because of their constant opening and closing. However, I do understand wanting privacy, before ripping out a door maybe consider hanging curtain rods just a few inches below the ceiling and extending 12-18" on the outside...

Hi Bonnie,

Color can be a very temperamental thing, especially with different lighting situations and current colors to work with! However, if you want a cohesive f...

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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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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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