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Old 08-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #16
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Yay...I'm finally ready to tackle this room! Below is a picture of the furniture that I envision for the room - I've already purchased the curtain panels/sheers/beads and my brother is making me the coffee table. He is also doing my built-in's across the back wall (Wall A from my previous post about the layout of the room). The bookshelves pictured are only for reference as to how they will look (all white with white beadboard backing). The wall color pictured is more of a light tan, and I still haven't chosen an accent color.

I'd like to do an accent wall (or two) but I'm having trouble deciding which wall. My first thought is above the built-ins. There will be a lot of white on this wall because of the shelves. Another idea is the wall of the windows because there isn't a lot of opportunity to bring in color there. Or I can do both walls.

I want to keep the main focal wall (behind the couch, first wall you see when you enter the room) in the neutral color since most of my artwork will have the teals/blues/greens incorporated in it. I don't want it competing with a bright wall.

So, am I on the right track or would it look strange to have the non-focal wall(s) as accents?


ETA: Here's the floor plan...


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Old 09-05-2013, 04:18 PM   #17
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Room should be settled according to the space of room and your choice of decoration, the way you want.
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I painted it like I posted. It looks really nice and will be even better once the built-ins are done and installed. Crown went up today and I'm going caulk/touch up paint over the weekend. I decided to go ahead and put in new flooring as well. We have old 1960's parquet and being on a slab they like to pop up in the summer. It's past due for a change so we are doing 5' hand scraped engineered wood. We might get it installed next week after I get all the crown done.
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Where are you getting the bookshelves from? I'm trying to find a similar one to yours, but without the showcase part.

And nearly forgot to ask, how's the room decorating going? Looks like the others got there before me with the ideas lol. But hope you get the cottage look you wanted!
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I agree with this guy.
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@alexjoe haha great to someone's on the same page as me. The cottage look seems to be making a comeback, I personally feel it's home-ier (not even a word) looking than other styles.

@kimberland30 The art comes into blending neutral tones, without making the whole room look washed out. Also, since sheer curtains can look dangerously bear, have you thought about curtain tie backs? I know that most curtains will have them included but ones like these [pictured below] can create a more dramatic look.



Hope you post the pictures soon, I love seeing a finished DIY project!
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You have some great ideas! I would also look at Brewster Home Fashions to figure out how to execute them. They have a ton of options for wallpaper, wall murals, and wall coverings. Plus they have a really helpful "How To" section. I use them every time my son's room needs an update.
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what about this
Prelude - Champagne Living Room Set

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Give the preference of your own choice colour scheme that will give you inner satisfaction.
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For front room decorations there are many things you can try like
1. You can use beautiful pictures of nature, or family photographs.
2. Also you can do decoration by making a fireplace as fireplace is the place for cozy conversations.
3. You can also do it by putting different stunning table decorations.
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I love the colors and furniture you are selecting. I can't wait to see the finished project. With seaside there are a lot of simple DIY projects that can help to personalize the space. Like using shells you have collected in a frame, in a lamp, or other accessory.
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I've uploaded the finished room under "Project Showcase"

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