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How Should I Paint my Beadboard?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUL 14, 2020

Hi Karen,

Paint the beadboard a darker gray and the walls a lighter is absoluetly something you can do and would help to ground the space as the darker color would be on the lower...

Hi Ashley,

Open concept living has been very popular for sometime but creating a little more privacy in spaces has been coming back. With your dining room in the sightlines of the front door I would ask yourself if this is something you want people to see when they first walk in or if you woul...

Hi R,

An open concept room is a great way to give an airy feel to space. When wanting to combine two different spaces in an open room, adding rugs is a great way to define the different spaces while keeping with that open feel and allowing for flow.

I would suggest for your space to add in ...

Hi Madan,

It sounds like you have a fairly light kitchen with some black accents to add contrast. Without seeing a picture of the space or knowing the brands of fin...

Hi Laura,

With an open concept space that you have keeping it cohesive is very important for the flow of the space. When mixing finishes it is important to remember...

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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 Brenda,

This space is seems to be very open so adding in a rug will help to define the eating space from the kitchen. For some charm going with a round rug would...

Hi Jennifer,

Oversized art is a fun way to bring in a statement to the space. It looks like you have just enough space to hang both pieces of art on the wall, however it may look a bit crowded without having some negative space on the sides. A bench underneath could help fill in the empty...

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...

Hi Lori,

You've got a bright and coastal feeling dining room! I would suggest to keep a table lamp neutral or metallic to play in with the tones of the space a...

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