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What color stain should I use on my handrail?

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ANSWERED BY SARAH DARICILAR • JUL 28, 2021

Hi Debra, 

Thanks for writing to Decorist Design Bar regarding your stair railing.  I love the inspiration for your new stairs. I would absolutely recommend a darker rai...

Hi Dana! 

Thank you so much for submitting your question to us at the Design Bar! 

After looking over the photos you uploaded of your space, I would de...

Hi Karin!

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online design help! You have a beautiful kitchen, the window above your sink is so nice!

A light gray for yo...

Hi Jeffrey, 

Thanks for writing to Decorist Design Bar regarding the color of your home's exterior.  Your home has beautiful Italianate villa detailing, I...

Hi Safiya!

Thank you so much for submitting your question to our Design Bar! I would love to offer advice in regards to your new home! 

I am obsessed with the finishes you have already decided on for your home! The contrast between the wall and trim color is going to look fantasti...

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How to choose the right paint color?

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ANSWERED BY LINDSEY KORDISH • JUL 15, 2021

Hi Britannia,

Choosing the right color for your home that coordinates with exisiting shades is a common design question! I love Repose Gray, it's a very popular neutral tone ...

Hi Sannp24,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help! What a great space! My recommendation would be to keep the walls a neutral color and then utilize artwork and wall decor to bring in those pops of color and textures throughout the space. With artwork, it is a ...

Hi Elizabeth! 

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help! Your use of grays and blacks is very sophisticated, and navy is the natu...

Hi Christine!  

Thank you for reaching out to Design Bar for design help! I am happy to help with paint colors in your kitchen.

A neutral color palette is t...

Hi Amy,

Thanks for the follow up question with your photos! What a great space! After reviewing your images , I would go with a  more neutral color instead of ...

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If you have an interior design question, let one of our 400+ interior designers give you personalized design advice, for free and within 24 hours! Just give us information on your interior design question, upload a photo of your space and we'll notify you when one of our designers has completed your answer. Each answer comes with details on different options and a personalized shopping list for you. Here are the main categories for the most common design questions:

Accessory Help

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.

Design Dilemma

If you need help with a tricky floor plan, decorating a tiny space, or ways to mix two different design styles, our interior designers can give you professional advice to find a design solution. Examples of Design Dilemma questions include help on creating different functional areas within an open concept floor plan, making a tiny bathroom feel larger, or finding ways to mix traditional furniture in a modern style space.

Paint Color

Our interior designers have decorated thousands of rooms between them and have worked with the whole spectrum of color. If you're trying to decide on a paint color for any room in your home, or to do a little DIY transformation of an item of furniture, our designers can help. Want the perfect shade of blue for your bedroom or a bold accent wall in yellow for your living room that won't look too glaring? Submit a Paint Color question and get your answer in 24 hours.

Finding Items

If you're having trouble finding that one item of furniture, our designers can provide you with options personalized for your space. Looking for the perfect sofa that will work in a traditional style room? Need a small-scale armchair to fit into a cozy corner? Our designers have access to special brands and are up to date with the latest design and decorating trends in the marketplace. The interior design who answers your design question can provide you with options that you might not have thought of, from brands you may not be as familiar with.

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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