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ebonydiva
January 11, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Are my sofas too dark and should I add window treatments or paint (and what color)? Unsure what to do in my morning room off the kitchen. Suggestions welcomed!
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ebonydiva
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January 11, 2013 at 3:11PM   
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A Kitchen That Works LLC
If you like the couches, perhaps you could lighten things up by choosing a lighter wood tone for the coffee table and tv console. Keep the ceiling the same color as the adjoining rooms and paint the walls if you are not planning on window treatments. That being said, I would recommend window treatments before wall paint.
January 11, 2013 at 3:17PM   
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A Kitchen That Works LLC
Floor or table lamps would also add texture, color and light.
January 11, 2013 at 3:17PM   
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Judith Taylor Designs
Window treatments would dress up the space and soften the angles. You have a lovely room already. What troubles you about it? I think the sofas are fine but it isn't a great result to have them pushed back against the wall. Since television seems to be the main activity why not place one of them facing the tv wall and bring the other at right angles to it with an end table in between. Other than that I would suggest moving the artwork (the two horizontal pieces over the sofas) down to a more pleasing height. Right now they are too high to relate to the furniture in the room and could come at least half their width lower. Also remove the bits over the tv they are a distraction there. In all, it is a great space with lots of light.
January 11, 2013 at 3:27PM     
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ebonydiva
I don't like the sofas. I'd like to change them to something lighter or add a 2 chairs in the place of in of the sofas. Would valances in beige be okay? A drapery consultant told me they would shorten the window. I think a floor lamp would be a good idea. I'd like to add 2 end tables but I'm scared they would crowd the room.
January 11, 2013 at 3:39PM   
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ebonydiva
Rod pocket valances are what I'm referring to.
January 11, 2013 at 5:19PM     
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
working with what you have try facing on of the sofa to the fireplace, something on the windows would soften the space, you do have solids everyyyyy where try some patterns as a break to the leather. even a lap robe of plaid would do wonders
January 11, 2013 at 5:26PM   
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ebonydiva
Gary are referring to try a texture on the windows?
January 11, 2013 at 5:29PM   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
didnt mention texture but sure!
January 11, 2013 at 5:37PM   
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ebonydiva
Silly me I thought texture was anything opposite of solid.
January 11, 2013 at 5:55PM   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
that would be visual texture you're right however with fabrics I usually speak in terms of solid, pattern, woven, texture, sheer
January 11, 2013 at 5:57PM   
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ebonydiva
Got it? Thanks Gary.
January 11, 2013 at 7:56PM   
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ebonydiva
Oops. Got it.
January 11, 2013 at 7:57PM   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
I got it .....thx
January 11, 2013 at 7:57PM   
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