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What shade of white should I paint my walls?

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Hello Pippa,

I am glad you came to the Design Bar for online interior design help! I am happy to share my recommendation for what shade of white to paint your walls.  I ...

Hi Courtney,

You have a lovely space, hello puppy! Thank you for your photos. Now you are talking about your wall which I would not touch. Shiplap is really in righ...

Hi Pat,

This is a rare question. I really haven’t seen black doors in interior spaces, only in exterior applications.  Looks very high end, just make sure the ...

Hi Noreen,


Thanks for writing into the Design Bar!  In older homes of this age, they typically used the finer wood in the entry hall because that is the area that would be seen the most.  Consider leaving this wood unpainted as an homage to the homes history, and then ...

Hi Mairin,

Wow! Thanks for taking the time to write to us here at Decorist. After reviewing your question and looking over your photos here's what I am thinking&nbs...

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Going Neutral

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Hi Janice,

Thanks for visiting the Design Bar! Great question. I think it is a good idea to paint both the living room and entrywall a neutral grey. As for a specific color, it is a little difficult for me to give you one without being able to physically see and compare it. But since you used Benjamin Moore in the kitchen nook, I would recommend s...

Hi Mike, great question! Here are my suggestions for you:

I suggest doing a green or grey to complement your exterior. Natural tones can also keep your home looking...

Hi Shakaib, thanks for visiting the Decorist Design Bar!

• Entrances are the first impression people get when they walk into your home. It's important to make a sta...

Hi Dd, picking the right paint color can be difficult sometimes! You have a great space and you are on the right track by painting it a color to make it pop. Here are ...

Hi Donna, Please see below for my wood finish recommendations:

-Contrasting wood finishes can actually add a lot of character to your space!

-If I were you, I’d ...

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