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RE: Picking quartz to go with oak (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: tinker1121 on 08.05.2014 at 05:50 am in Kitchens Forum

Saved this pic along the way when doing my kitchen and LOVE the olive green tones with the golden oak cabinets. It is dark and rich if you have enough light to pull it off.

How about painting just the island the color of the range hood?

(Love the granite on the island!)

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RE: BM Gray Owl with woven shades (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: beekeeperswife on 01.28.2014 at 08:16 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I have GO throughout the house. I am still turning naked windows into dressed ones. Currently I am waiting for backordered woven shades from JCP to arrive for the window and slider in this room, but I thought I'd show you my space.

Panels and blinds are from JCP. Too many windows in this house to do anything but ready made.

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RE: Offer on House!! (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: aktillery on 06.01.2013 at 06:03 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

And with the kitchen in view.

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A Collected Layered Home

posted by: chijim on 02.18.2013 at 11:35 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Interior designer Timothy Corrigan's LA Hancock Park house featured in the Apr 2012 Architectural Digest.

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RE: Question re: Hanging Curtains (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: palimpsest on 11.15.2012 at 03:39 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

This is the proper way to compensate for low windows. These Extremely low windows in Nate Berkus's apartment from Arch. Dig. are only as high as the bottom of the blind.

If you go with a higher rod to elongate the window, you have to complete the illusion:
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RE: All Cream/White Bedroom Question (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: beekeeperswife on 12.20.2011 at 02:21 pm in Home Decorating Forum

My lovely internet connection dropped and I lost what I was typing. Ugh.

I know there will be a lot of people who will tell you that monochromatic is boring and you need a "pop" of color. I think if you want to have the serene room that you are thinking about you should not add a chair in another color. I think it will pull your eye straight to the chair. That is not what you want.

When I was changing out my pillows in my family room (where I have a white couch, white rug) I was trying out fuscia pillows, and also pillows with lime green in them. I have lime green accents throughout my home. But what I found was those two options were too eye grabbing. It wasn't serene. They just didn't look like they belonged. Here are some not-so-great photos. Don't mind the crazy placement of the couch, a hole in the ceiling was being repaired. I had to do a lot of eye squinting imagining the couch back together. I ended up going with cream and gray pillows in various textures. Even though some people will call it boring..zzzzz....I like that it is more serene to the eye. And I am sure in a bedroom that is what you are looking for too.

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clipped on: 12.21.2011 at 09:33 pm    last updated on: 12.21.2011 at 09:33 pm

Room too small for wainscotting??

posted by: lisa_mocha on 12.14.2011 at 01:24 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I love the look of wainscotting and the detail it brings to a room...

Have been thinking about having it installed in our living room and up the staircase, but not sure if the room is too small and would just be too busy with it.
(would do a simple profile..ie shaker style)

What do you think? Go for it or leave it alone as not suitable for this room?

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Need help choosing paint color once and for all!

posted by: tryingtodecorate on 11.04.2011 at 04:48 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Hi everyone, I'm hoping you guys can help me choose and stick to one neutral paint color for much of the downstairs and upstairs hall. Right now I have several going on, due to my indecisiveness in this matter. It's an open floor plan and I thought since I can't change the kitchen, that is where I should start.

I'm deciding between BM putnam ivory, BM monroe bisque, SW Row House Tan. Valspar has a color "antique" that looks like it could work. Does anyone know which one of these particular colors would go best, or can you recommend another? I don't want it to look "peachy." The kitchen lighting is ok but the adjacent family room is kind of dark.

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This beautiful room on the internet is monroe bisque and I love how the color looks in that room, just so you get an idea of what I'm going for--a nice soft look. I'd much appreciate your help!

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The Bright Orange curtains are up!

posted by: pipdog on 05.12.2011 at 01:39 am in Home Decorating Forum

As promised, here are a few photos of the orange curtains that GW'ers encouraged me to try. I'm really glad I went bold on the color - it provides the room with depth and warmth which is a nice contrast to the cool hue on the wall. And I like how the diamond shapes in the pattern of the fabric plays off the diamond shapes in the bay window in the adjacent room. Not too bad for inexpensive fabric I initially discovered at Wal-Mart!

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clipped on: 05.29.2011 at 12:16 pm    last updated on: 05.29.2011 at 12:16 pm

dining room top and bottom - dark over light or vice versa

posted by: wendyb on 04.01.2010 at 06:29 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I currently have a chair rail in the dining room and many years ago I painted the bottom walls (and trim) a dark brownish red and the tops are off white. It went well with my country rustic look.

I am now sick of it all and want to switch the dark red to the same gold (BM Honeymoon) that is in my adjacent living room. I also think the top off-white Navaho is too dark. I am going to use Sparkling Wine which is a tad brighter but not too white.

However, I am wondering if I should swap the current white-over-color to be color-over-white.

Seems more typical in a dining room, huh? It would be more work (coats) and money. Is white over dark more country/rustic? (which I'm tired of)

My rationale to put the dark on the bottom in the past, was because the color was VERY dark and would be overwhelming on the top (which is taller than the bottom). But the gold would not be overwhelming at all if there was a lot of that.

what would you do?

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RE: Kitchen Decor - Help? - what's on your counter? (Follow-Up #31)

posted by: allison0704 on 01.23.2010 at 10:17 am in Home Decorating Forum

How have a missed this thread......I just took new pictures yesterday, so that was good timing. Guess I need to take close-up shots next. It's fun to see what everyone does in their kitchens!

I have to go with Tina on this one. I dislike countertop clutter in my home. Since the kitchen is open to the great room, I like it to be less kitchen like.

I purchased the etchings on either side of the hood to put in a lower level bedroom, but decided I liked them here. One is of deer and the other dogs, which has my island paint color in it, so they tie in nicely...and we have three dogs and the deer visit us nightly. The dogs let us know! ;D I propped another etching on the coffee station. The small dog silhouette I had just purchased, and he has been moved downstairs to DS guest room.

I pulled the island color to the two countertops with the large plates. The wooden box that holds cooking utensils is a vintage ale box from Ireland. Next to it I have German clay whiskey bottles. Next to those I have a antique metal sheep bank.

I recently purchased the wooden mortar and pestle set from Anthropologie. I like the softness of wood against the granite. I bought a small, vintage breadboard and keep it under the oil jar most of the time (DH tends to let it drip, so I don't like sitting it directly on the honed granite). Plan on finding a larger, vintage breadboard to prop behind that area. Also bought a pair of island color horse S&P shakers at Anthropologie, which tie in since we live in a horse community.

Here is a link that might be useful: my kitchen

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