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

A Rustic Farmhouse Vibe

Cherie Writes: My husband and I are re-doing our kitchen in phases. We've already replaced our island and flooring, and now we're ready to choose the rest of the cabinets. Our island is a beautiful dark-ish green, and my plan was to NOT have the island the same color as the other cabinets, but to let it compliment the cabinet color instead. Our floors are a wood look porcelain tile with a rustic farmhouse appeal. The problem is I've always assumed my cabinets would be a golden/honey wood stain but now I'm afraid that trying to blend wood cabinets with the wood look floors will be a problem and we should get painted wood cabinets instead, but still, I have no idea what color we should get. Please give me some direction so I can finally have the beautiful kitchen I've always wanted! See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
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