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Please help me punch up my dining room

lbaughmanJanuary 4, 2013
I just added a great Ethan Allen table and chairs to my dining room, but the room feels incomplete. Any ideas for art, plants or a rug? I love neutrals, but wonder what colors could punch things up a bit. Thank you!!
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Terri Williams
It's a lovely neutral starting point. I'd suggest an interesting area rug that is a little larger than the dining set for a jumping off point. Then add a piece or two of wall art. A buffet or sideboard would be a great addition. It doesn't have to be from the same Ethan Allen collection (I think it would be more interesting if it isn't)
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Andrea Prasch
What style home is this? Windows look craftsman.
    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 11:41PM
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Andrea Prasch
Also agree with Terri you need a sideboard or buffet and a mirror above would be beautiful
    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 11:42PM
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Hi---in addition to what others have said, I think painting your curved ceiling (to picture rail/moulding) a color such as Ben Moore's Conventry Gray would really elevate the look of your home. Pic for inspiration... Nice pieces. Good Luck!
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    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 12:21AM
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I think, ya' should change ya' wallpapers design bcoz i feel like this wallpaer design & color is not match with ya' furniture ..!!! Should use the wall color like pale cream color..!!! & use the side table at the corner of room to place the pot !!! Ahhh!!!! I'm nop professional....!!! Just discuss !!!!! :)
    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 2:05AM
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Thank you..!!!
    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 2:06AM
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How about a beautiful stained glass window for the transom?
    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 2:12AM
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Thank you for all your suggestions. I am thinking about adding the Hailee Console from Dania on the left wall to anchor the space.
    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 9:55AM
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Mac Interiors
That console table is lovely! You could also replace your lighting fixture to make more of a statement, since you have the room necessary for it. A wallpaper change may be in order, and a lush cream would help that gorgeous table pop. Going off of the gourds on your table, using some deep fall colors would add a nice pop to the already neutral background you've created. I love this pendant chandelier from AQL: http://www.affordablequalitylighting.com/indoor-lighting/decorative-lights/ceiling-lights/3-light-adjustable-pendant/ There are so many good ideas in these comments! Good luck!
    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 4:15PM
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