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Is Repeating Marble in Multiple Places Okay?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • NOV 24, 2019

Hi Anusha,

Love the modern vibe you are going for! Having a marble fireplace and a marble dining table should be perfectly fine, in fact I like that the same element is repeated i...

Hi Ana,

You got a great space but with limitations. If you are needing some seating I would definitely suggest a bar-style table attached to the wall to make use of the space. Adding in some bar stools that could fit underneath would help reduce on the space that it would take up. The shelves ...

Hi Gitty,

A nautical theme does tend to feel my boyish with the dark navys, but you can totally add some feminine charm while keeping with a coastal feel. I would s...

Hi Chantel,

You've got some color in the space and blue is a great option with the curtains and artwork you already have. So if you wanted to go in that direction I...

Hi Silvia,

Arranging furniture for good flow can be challenging in unique spaces, however I have a few ideas, and even a floorplan to help you with your space. First, if you are able, I would suggest to remove the doors into the dining and living room, making them into walkways will give a bet...

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Should I Paint All My Interior Doors Black?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • SEP 21, 2019

Hi Katie,

Black doors add in such a classic look to an interior space along with a nice pop that is unexpected. Painting all your interior doors the same color is a great way to create cohesion. However this can feel dark and gloomy if there is not enough light in the space. As you mentioned it was a small space, I would assume not much natural light g...

Hi Arian,

You've got some great base pieces for your room so to bring in that finished and completed look, pillows are a great way to make a room cohesive. I would ...

Hi Erika,

Storage is so important and makes a much more effecient and functioning household! So converting part of the built in to a closet is a great way to conceal the need for a linen closet, but also keep it as a place to display accessories for a classy look. The best option I think ...

Hi Kacey,

You've got some interesting shelves, but you've done a great job of styling them, adding in something to the sides is just what you need or a finished loo...

Hi Bianca,

Congratulations on the pregnancy! Putting together a nursery is such a great way to prepare for baby! I understand you concern with the small space and w...

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