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Ideas for deco or do something about this divider between living and dining rooms

sudeeDecember 21, 2012
Please throw all and any ideas. How to make this divider very appealing?
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i think I would look into removing it entirely, it's making your dining room look very narrow.

If removing is not an option, you could build it up with open shelving: [houzz=
Rhodes Architecture + Light · More Info
1 Like    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 3:16AM
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I agree that replacing it with open shelving, or possibly even a built in sofa, would be an improvement. That way it will have a function in the room beyond simply preventing people from falling into the sunken dining room.
    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 3:24AM
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WOW! very nice area, since it divides between 2 different levels you should have some sort of divider, rails or low see through shelving. if it is hard to change I would definitely hide/ paint wood ....... it makes it outdated and "heavy" .... something light on the base even white ...
How tall is this divider ? you can make like a table with top sticking out on one side
    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 3:32AM
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Diana Bier Interiors, LLC
I'd replace it with a railing.
    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 4:10AM
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I would be inclined to box in the divider with drywall and add an attractive wood top as shown in this inspiration room with a sunken living area.
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1 Like    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 5:20AM
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My impression is that the sunken part is the dining room - so much smaller and the chandy gives me that feeling. Would a glass shoji screen work mounted on top of the divider? Something like this upstairs railing which you could duplicate on your upstairs to tie the two areas together visually.
Tarrytown House · More Info
1 Like    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 10:31AM
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