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Help me design my 100 year old Farm house parlour (living room)
December 26, 2012
I have a room I would like to start painting then decide on furniture afterwards. Everything will go but the carpet, mirror and oil lamps. I dont like the tile but will keep. I want to paint the FP but not the moulding arond the room (off white or dark country blue)... I have a black and white kitchen with burgindy, grey and some blue in the rest of the house. Would appreciate ideas on color and furniture placement.
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Since you don't like the tile, and the carpet offers only a few color choices from which to focus a palette, I suggest you continue with some of the gray and burgundy you mentioned. Furniture placement will require more photos of the entire room, plus some measurements.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 10:23AM
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thank you. Should i do an accent wall behind the fireplace or the whole room? I think of gray as a modern color.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 10:33AM
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I would paint your walls in the blue, if you want to add it, not the woodwork on your fireplace.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:04AM
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I would not paint that fireplace. Gorgeous. If you hate the tile, wondering whether you can transplant to somewhere else. Love those old tiles!
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:06AM
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either paint the walls a darker shade of blue like this with light fabric furniture........


    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:08AM
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lighter blue walls....
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:10AM
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I'd start with the fireplace. You have a beautiful inlay, I would accentuate it with a warmer, richer stain or go white. I would paint the walls in the dark country blue. Have your pictures re-framed and matted to have a more cohesive look and hang them in a manner where there is more balance. The wingback chairs need to be reupholstered in a fabric that has a pattern. Try to steer clear of heavy or busy patterns that may be disturbing to the eye (see examples below). If you'd like, you may consider adding built in shelving to either side of the fireplace to create that balance and place the pictures on the opposing wall. Happy Decorating!
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:14AM
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Wow! The tile is amazing. Were that in my living room I would decorate around it. Consider a rug more in keeping with that look and don't paint anything.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:24AM
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Thanjs Judy. I was hesitant to apint the mantle so enough feedback that I wont. Do you have advise on what a rug that is more keeping would look like? :)
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:37AM
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Karen Emmons
I would remove all the pictures from the walls. Purchase a nice basket to place on the floor for the throw on the chair. The oil lamps should be placed grouped on the ends of the mantel, so they are not in front of the mirror. Less is more. To me no painting necessary.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:39AM
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It is not that I don't like your rug, I just like the tiles much more. Your rug looks so Persian ad the tiles art dec, craftsman, contemporary. Let me look in the Product section and get back to you.
Handmade Avant-Garde Floral Ivory Rug lounge natural shag rug
nuLOOM HJHK25A Chevron Area Rug - Blue Applique Jute Rug, Natural/Ivory
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:41AM
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If you really want a successful scheme you should find the furniture and accessorise first then paint the walls afterwards. these are always the successful schemes. By doing it the other way you are blending in your furniture to the walls and with all the colours out there you'll have no problem deciding your colour once you've picked the furniture. It will just fall into place. Celene Collins. Home Styling Specialist. Cork, Ireland.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:48AM
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Shauna Olsen
I would consider getting rid of the rug.
The tiles on the fireplace are gorgeous!!!
I would paint the wood out in white and distress it... and paint the walls with something like Benjamin Moore Rattan (which is like a taupe/yellow).
Bring colors from the tiles into accents or furniture... like a gingham chair in the royal/navy blue.
Have fun - nice space to work with!
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:52AM
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This is my first time trying this. I appreciate the comments.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:53AM
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Carpet is fine, tiles are amazing. i'd paint the room
spanish red

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    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:55AM
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I would actually work from the other way around; find your furniture and accessories first. Paint is an easy thing to determine once you have everything else in place. It makes a difference having all your things in place and see what colors you are coming up with because they can define a look that a wall color may be able to accent. Review Sherwin Williams historic line of paints, too. I would work with the gorgeous tiles as the focal point, and pull color from those in rug and accents. The sofa will maybe be a neutral? Like dark grey or oatmeal color? An accent chair can pick up a bold color if needed. Good luck.
    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 6:51AM
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please stick with decision not to paint fireplace. oriental rugs go with almost everything - keep yours in the room. blue walls would be good, just not too dark. what kind of furniture are you thinking of?
    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 10:35PM
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