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Need help please with what to replace this with!
suse1963
January 4, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi everyone, we are trying to decide what to replace this with. It is brown wood with amber glass. We have just finished painting the hallway in a pale taupe with white door frames and skirting boards. Any sugeestions would be extremely welcome! Thank you
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charleee
What is it, exactly, is it just a window into another room? Is it necessary? Can you just remove it and replace it with nothing and trim it out with molding to match all your other moldings? And are we looking at it from the hallway?
January 4, 2013 at 1:51AM   
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suse1963
Thank you for your comment. It is an internal feature window. The kitchen/meals area is on the other side. Yes we are looking at it from the hallway. We had thought about doing a white frame with frosted glass panels. I wasn't quite sure about more white frames though or whther we go a silver colour?
January 4, 2013 at 2:00AM   
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charleee
IMO, your frames should match all the other moldings in the house, as they really are a type of molding. Doing this will unify all your trim pieces. Have you thought about making it into a half wall? Doing this would really open things up.
January 4, 2013 at 2:06AM   
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cguigan
Could you remove the middle struts and have one solid panel of glass/acrylic on either side of the frame? You could then even possibly create a light box by placing a light inside the cavity, the bulk of the framing would be covered and you could even place a large decal or paint something on the panel and turn it into illuminated art work:)
January 4, 2013 at 2:10AM   
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anthip
Or how about a different sort of divider? Something like the below? Then it opens it up but you still get privacy in your eating/kitchen area.

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[houzz=Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Bivouac]

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[houzz=Modern w/ a Side of Ranch]
January 4, 2013 at 2:12AM     
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charleee
If you're not completely sold on frosted glass panels, this acrylic panel would be very striking: [houzz=
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January 4, 2013 at 2:17AM     
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cguigan
both of those ideas would also look fantastic:) love the skyward acrylic panels.
January 4, 2013 at 2:21AM     
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charleee
cguigan, aren't they gorgeous? Imagine them at night with back lights, or even up lights?....Bobbi
January 4, 2013 at 2:28AM   
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cguigan
Yep, I am jealous already:) they would be striking, definite wow factor!
January 4, 2013 at 2:41AM     
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suse1963
Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! I do like the thought of the frosted glass and maybe as cguigan suggested removing the middle panels? and as olldbobbi suggested keeping white frames in sync with the rest of the painted woodwork.
January 4, 2013 at 2:58AM   
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