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Selling my house - Paint this entry a different color?
December 30, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Selling my 100 year old house. Large entry with tall ceilings. Does this color turn off buyers? It is a soft robins egg blue.
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It's gorgeous, as is your foyer. No need to paint, however...is that chandelier big enough? Have you thought about centering a round pedestal table beneath it?
December 30, 2012 at 7:24PM     
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Thank you for the comment. The lady that lived here before me had a table. I just didn't put one there to keep traffic flow simple for my family. Will note :)
December 30, 2012 at 7:30PM   
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I want to know what you think about my kitchen. I'll list it next
December 30, 2012 at 7:31PM     
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Love the wall color and the rug-Gorgeous! I think a larger light fixture would make more of an impact for a buyer. Fresh flowers on the credenza during viewing and that's about it. Really nice... :) Good Luck!
December 30, 2012 at 7:33PM   
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Thank you for the suggestion. Love your chandelier choice!
December 30, 2012 at 7:44PM     
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Love the wallpaper. No need to change.
December 30, 2012 at 7:58PM   
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The wallpaper is beautiful for the character of the house. It would be so much work to change it! It pulls out the light blues in your beautiful carpet. IFFFF you decide to take down the wallpaper and paint. I would suggest looking at Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. A warm upgraded neutral color.
December 30, 2012 at 8:14PM   
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The wallpaper is very elegant and appropriate for the house
December 31, 2012 at 1:38AM   
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Diana Bier Interiors, LLC
Love your home!! Where is it?

Regarding the color in the hallway, I wouldn't bother changing it. Serious buyers who are interested in a 100-year old home will be able to look past cosmetic issues such as wall color and focus on the great bones of your home!

The best way to sell a home is to remove all the clutter and personal photographs so that buyers can see themselves in the house. An uncluttered home will always seem more spacious.

Also make sure it's super clean--dust furniture and wash the floors, bathrooms and kitchens, and especially the windows! Dirt turns off more buyers than anything else!!
December 31, 2012 at 4:26AM     
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The robin's egg blue is a very appropriate and beautiful color for the style of your house, and is a popular color now anyway. And while I am not a fan of wallpaper and tend to rip it out, yours is subtle and appropriate. So I don't think you need to change anything about this lovely entry, though I agree that a round entry table beneath the chandelier would be a lovely (but not essential) addition.
Best of luck selling your lovely house. If I were making a bid on it I'd want the rug and the dog too!
December 31, 2012 at 4:38AM     
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P.S. Just noticed there is something odd about the window treatment on the door, and I can't tell what is hanging next to the door. I'd make that area as simple as possible for prospective buyers.
December 31, 2012 at 4:41AM   
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Chroma Design
Feeny and Diana summed it up perfectly.
December 31, 2012 at 4:42AM     
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I agree a round table beneath a large chandelier. beautiful big flower display. That way people get a wow factor the minue they walk in the door. and they will see it as they exit. I think a bunch flowers is great in the entrance, another in the living/family room and maybe the master bedroom.Some nice indoor plants too. Ditch the family photos and any superfluous clutter
December 31, 2012 at 5:08AM   
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Anish Motwani Associates

paint it dark green or white

December 31, 2012 at 5:34AM   
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Beautiful home. I wouldn't change the color/wallpaper as it seems period appropriate. Agree 100% with table suggestion. Don't sweat the chandelier. It will look fine with something substantial underneath and is also appropriate for your look. I agree with removing superfluous wall decor and window treatment. I'm thinking if you put a round table in the entry, the chifferobe may be too bulky there also?
December 31, 2012 at 5:38AM   
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I agree with hmschoolmom. Get rid of chifferobe if you get a round table in the entry
December 31, 2012 at 5:41AM   
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I wouldn't change the color or the chandelier. A real buyer can see past that. However, if possible change the placement of the two pieces of furniture. It feels a little heavy on that side of the room. Can you move the taller piece where the smaller one is? Then move the smaller one to the other side of the door where something is hanging on the wall but have it facing the french doors. Can't see that side of the room???? I agree with Diana, pack up all your personal items and clean EVERYTHING!!!!! De-clutter and de-clutter. Good luck!!!
December 31, 2012 at 7:10AM   
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Thanks ALL - I will take note of all you have said. Feeny, that is a Happy Birthday Banner hanging on the outside of the door that you see and yes, if you bought the house you can have the dog and i'd miss the rug - ha (JK Love the dog)
December 31, 2012 at 8:30AM   
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The rug is beautiful but the colors don't go too well with the walls. Can you switch to a lighter and/or more neutral one? Or switch out the art for something with more red in it to relate.

Agree that a round parlor table would look great under the chandelier, and I wouldn't bother buying a new one, especially something modern. Also agree that moving the big secretary to the other side of the hall might balance things out a bit.
December 31, 2012 at 8:40AM   
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