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Need help with family room
beachhome
January 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I've just bought a home and the family room is giving me fits. The walls are painted an olive green, the kitchen is a couple shades lighter. I like the paint in the kitchen, not so sure about the olive green. I have a charcoal grey couch. I'm torn..repaint family room, recover couch? If I repaint, what color to complement the kitchen (the family room is open to the kitchen). How do I tie both rooms together? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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collettec
If you like the olive green in the kitchen that is a lighter shade, perhaps you could just bring the same lighter olive shade into the family room so that it is all one color. I like the cream color of the fireplace, perhaps if you go with a lighter olive color, you could recover the couch in a cream color.
January 17, 2013 at 7:24pm     
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judianna20
Try blue. Love blue with olive green.

January 17, 2013 at 7:27pm   
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Interiors International, Inc.
Emzc has a good idea there it sounds like it would look great.
January 17, 2013 at 7:28pm   
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MSheldon Designs, LLC
I'm going to push you outside the box..........Try Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter/HC-172 in the den and paint the fireplace mantle/surround Sparrow/AF720. Pillows are like pieces of art,. Mix the fabrics and textures. Kravet and Duralee have fun IKATS 's, pillow backs could be textured linen. Blue/grays, teale, grasshopper green, and rusty orange are great pop and accessory colors. Don't forget to add a fun rug.
January 17, 2013 at 8:14pm     
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bellandromeda
I think olive green is a good color for family room, but you can yes, recover the couch. I know and saw many beautiful olive green family room. I saw this one that may inspire you:
January 17, 2013 at 10:25pm   
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pollyannagal
Repainting will be much quicker and cheaper than recovering the couch so if you are happy with it's colour and condition look at new paint.
January 18, 2013 at 7:52am     
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
I seem to think for the images that the sofa would be really nice off the wall color of the family room
January 18, 2013 at 9:02am   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
I'd float th sofa in front of the fireplace
January 18, 2013 at 9:03am   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
spend your efforts on a rug that will help with pulling the rooms together..however if you are goiing to paint paint prior to moving in
January 18, 2013 at 9:04am     
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alabamalibrarian83
Those floors are beautiful.
January 18, 2013 at 9:06am   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
those floors are beautiful but the room will look and function better with a great rug, dont you think?
January 18, 2013 at 9:08am     
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Bellagio Custom Drapery
A great way to unite spaces is to paint them the same color. Pick a color that you love something that looks great with your beautiful sofa or with the sofa and rug (I agree you need one), bring more pattern and color in with pillows, draperies, and other things. PS Love the bed in there :)
January 18, 2013 at 11:16am   
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erinmcsmith4
Repaint your walls with Benjamin Moore's Nantucket Grey--trust me, you will not regret it. Would look great with charcoal grey couch too!
January 18, 2013 at 11:20am     
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Bellagio Custom Drapery
Here is an article I found that you may find interesting...

January 18, 2013 at 11:22am   
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lauren beyda
The floors are nice! However that white is killing me- and the mantel-- The first thing is to paint it brown- not a red brown. Something that matches the floors.
I like using blue too- navy also can be a nice accent. Add a cream.
Try going out and buying a tree- fake or real.
I agree the room needs a large area rug. However its a large room and can have seperate seating areas. You can do more than one thing here. Split up the room- see what your needs are.
Or put in a sectional sofa.
A glass cocktail table can look great in here too.
January 18, 2013 at 5:55pm   
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beachhome
Thanks Lauren! All good ideas.
January 19, 2013 at 7:49am   
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beachhome
Not sure I can respond to everyone individually. If so, I haven't figured out how! lol So, to all, I really appreciated your ideas! There are some great ones! Thank you all for taking the time to help!!
January 19, 2013 at 8:00am   
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Your Interior Focus
Another vote for painting. You do not like the color so make this your home and by all means, float your sofa and a cozy rug in front of the fire place. Rich pewter walls would be lovely with the green kitchen, a gray blue mantle and accessories in green, light blue, gray and orange will pull the rooms together with peaceful, soothing harmony
January 19, 2013 at 1:23pm   
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