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eustaciajDecember 26, 2012
I'm back. I am having a hard time separating these areas so we are adding a foyer archway. The guys will come back to finish on the 28th so I need to decide soonest. The plan is to add the arches/columns and add a half wall. Too much?
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creeser
A lot of houses in our area are set up like your house. It's very popular to use just the columns to give the visual of separating the spaces, but not the half wall.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 3:35PM
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eustaciaj
Here is are similar homes. Last one is my house.
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 3:37PM
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Jayme H.
Agree with columns but no half wall
1 Like    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 3:40PM
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creeser
I think the half wall might be too much for your space. I think it will crowd your dining table. I like it like you have it.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 3:42PM
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eustaciaj
Thanks for comments. I am an "encore" bride and we are trying to combine our furniture to make it an easy transition. Any other ideas to make these areas work would be greatly appreciated.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 4:01PM
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creeser
I see from the before photo that you moved the rug from under the sofa to the new foyer area. I think it's too wide for that area. Notice the rugs in 2 of the other photos you posted? If you decide not to do the half wall, I would go with a rug the size of the one in the 3rd photo which is just short of the width of the front door and side glass. If you do the half wall, then to keep from crowding your foyer, I'd do a rug the size of the one in the yellow photo.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 3:55AM
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creeser
Also, that lovely turquoise pot you have on the coffee table. I would bring that color in a print with a couple of sofa pillows.
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 3:57AM
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eustaciaj
I decided to commit to the foyer arches and columns without the half wall. Should I continue the chair rail into the foyer? I want to add an accent color either to the foyer wall or dining room. Ideas?
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 2:47PM
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houssaon
If you remove the chair rail, the it will add to the visual separateness of the foyer. There is no reason to have the chair rail in the foyer, so I would take it out.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 2:54PM
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creeser
I agree with houssaon.
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 2:36AM
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Maison Pompeii Antiques and Interiors
You have made all the right choices, yes to arches and columns, no to 1/2 wall and chair rail. Good work! The rug does more to define the space than anything else.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 2:47AM
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eustaciaj
UPDATE and still need help.
Arches complete. What next. I need to repurpose the dinning room set for a while. Should I paint it black? Replace two head chairs? Accent walls? Foyer: get rid of clock?
Living room: how can I tie the two rooms together?
    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 7:46PM
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eustaciaj
UPDATE and still need help.
Arches complete. What next. I need to repurpose the dinning room set for a while. Should I paint it black? Replace two head chairs? Accent walls? Foyer: get rid of clock?
Living room: how can I tie the bar and living room together?
    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 7:46PM
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