Advice

August 4, 2016

Unify Styles or Unify Colors

Jamie Writes: I believe I may suffer from schizophrenic decorating! We have been in a total makeover for well past two years now and I must admit I am the hold up.  I like too many styles and can't seem to merge them. We have been on cement for over two years and I still can't decide on door hardware (embarassing at times with holes in the doors:-o)  I love the creams and whites walls with soft linen white drapery and architectual molding on the walls, but equally love the idea of a farmhouse reclaimed table. I have purchased some English white pine pieces (I am a sucker for chests), but also love the feminity of fluted legs on chairs. I want more than anything for my home to have a historic feel to it as well. I obviously need professional help and I don't mean just decorating! How do you merge what feels like two opposite looks? I can send photos of my nightmare if needed. See Answer From Ana White »
Categories: Color, Project Planning
July 26, 2016

Tips to Help Choose Colors of Adjoining Rooms

Brandon Writes: My living room, dining room and kitchen are pretty open to each other in an L-like shape. Currently the kitchen is an orange tone that I really like and the other rooms are a boring white. We want to add some color to the other rooms, is it too much, if there are clear breaking points to have a different color in each room, as long as they complement each other?   See Answer From Theresa & Mark Clement »
July 13, 2016

A Paint Color to Complement Natural Stone

Tracy Writes: I have a bedroom which is about 13 x 20 feet. One wall is various colors of green natural stone and another wall is wood framed windows with off white blinds. The carpet is light green and off white. I would like to paint the other two walls, and I'm thinking of beige with green undertone.  What is your suggestion?                                                  See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
July 12, 2016

The Magic of an Accent Color

Faith Writes: I have turquoise walls and am planning to have black and white furniture, a white bed and desk, black dresser and bookshelf. I have ruffled curtains and a matching bedspread.  I am trying to find accent pillows. I couldn't find the type I wanted in anything other than a pale pink. Would two or three pale pink pillows look odd or out of place? Would adding a few other light pink objects help? Or should I just stick with white and black and go find other pillows? See Answer From Diane Henkler »
June 13, 2016

Bring out the Crown

Brensy Writes: My walls, ceiling, and crown molding are all the same shade of antique white. I have soffits around all four sides of my dining room with high ceilings. I am thinking of painting the soffits a darker neutral beige or taupe color and leaving the walls as they are. I want the crown molding to pop and my husband wants the walls to stay white. What do you think?                   See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Dining Rooms, Color
May 9, 2016

Updating a Mountain Home with Fresh Color

Cynthia Writes:  Hi there!         We just bought a house that has always been a mountain vacation home. Some of the walls are white, while others are rustic, yellowy pine paneling. The curtains in the living, dining, and kitchen are slate blue with peach and pink flowers. We also kept the like-new sofas, which are cream with narrow bands of peachy pink and slate blue woven in.     I'd really like to update the room from the late 80s, but new thermal curtains and new sofas aren't in the budget. What color(s) can you recommend that will bring the room into the 21st-century?   See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Color, Project Planning