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friscogal
November 3, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Working to update the dining room. Hoping a color will help. But what color, and what about the color for the ceilings? Thoughts? Golden yellows? Oranges? Pale olive green? Taupe? Browns?

Thoughts on the valences? Keep or change?

This is a small wine country house with redwood trees out back. We would like a relaxed, contemporary feel. But we are also eclectic - we collect interesting things and are not afraid of color.
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Is privacy a issue? Or are you just wanting something on the windows?
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friscogal
Not a privacy issue at all. Could lose the valence/drapes entirely. They are there now to bring in color and make the patio door look a bit taller.
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Ok.... I really like all the pops of orange you have...great accent color!! My suggestions for color then depending on how bold you want to go are.... Either a deep blue or teal....both look great with orange! Or a more subtle green... Looks like you have some green in your rug. Two completely different looks but if you aren't afraid of color! Are there windows or anything on the other side of the fireplace? I ask to help get a better idea for drapery ideas.
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friscogal
Here is the adjacent kitchen....sorry for the horrible cell phone pictures.
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friscogal
The subway tiies in the kitchen are sage green...here's a close up with my terrible cell phone.
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feeny
Love the subway tiles! Also love your wood floors and rugs. But not the valances. I'd start by taking them all down. I prefer windows without drapes, if privacy and glare aren't an issue, but I know most people are attached to the idea of drapes for a decorative finish.
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Shari P Kantor Creative Universe SPKCreative LLC
Hi Friscogal,

Maybe a green-based cream on the walls and ceiling with cream, green, orange or silver on the trim?

For fabric, how about
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friscogal
Thanks Feeny. I am beginning to agree as I think the curtains are aging the room. The ceiling are tall and the windows are boring. They don't have any moulding on them. Maybe adding moulding would make me feel better about these boring white vinyl windows.
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friscogal
Thx Stanton Designs. I like the orange too and am wanting to do something to prevent the room from looking like an orange juice ad. Teal, huh ? I'll have to see pictures.
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