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Old 02-24-2015, 08:23 PM   #1
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Hello all -- I absolutley LOVE the way wainscoting, molding and cieling coffars look and want to incorporate into the renovations we are doing for our new home. It is a lake front home with a pool with a "california" lay out, so as my husband keeps telling me, we do not want it to come across as too formal. I am also a little lost on where we should add these things? Foyer? dining room only? or every where? Also where should cieling coffars go? again, just family room or living room? We do not want to over do it, so any suggestions you guys have for how to do this in the house, that would be greatly appreciated.

The house has a livingroom/library area open to each other, then across the other side of the house is the dining room, then by the Kitchen is the breakfast nook and the family room. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, but I am planning on only adding some simple wainscoating on one wall or maybe all 4 walls of the bedroom. I do not think I will add anything to the other rooms unless it can be done for a good price. I thought about maybe adding some cieling coffars to the guest room. But as you can see, I am totally lost on where to add what. I am attaching a few pics to help you visualize the house. We are planning to change the stairs to make them a little less 80s look. Sorry for the long post.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:48 PM   #2
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I know it's no help, but I like it just like it is.

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haha you sound like my husband...I feel like i want to dress it up a bit. I do not know...
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I'm with Dave on this one.
Your building a contemporary style home, your suggestions make no since for that style home.
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I also have to agree with the others While when we'll done they would add to colonial, Victorian or other classic home , they would look horribly out of place in an open contemporary like you have. Clean simple lines look best.
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Thanks for your responses. I get what you guys are saying. I guess I am a little conflicted because I have this very nice living room (traditional dark leather with drank colors fabric) and a traditional dining room with China cabinet etc...that I am trying to somehow fit with the style of the house. I do not want to buy new ones now since they were expensive and fairly new.

We are changing up the stairs a bit (adding a wood color rail) and chaning from carpet to wood (which would make it a little less casual looking).
Any suggestions generally about the house are welcome!
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I agree with the others but do a lot of custom work and trim.Maybe as a compromise with your husband you could take one room.I would suggest the dining room and have some custom crown and chair rail made that is not traditional but has more of a modern flair.Anything is possible with custom made trim and cutters.
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