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Unhappy with great room
lisapay8
January 25, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm never happy with my narrow room that is kitchen, dinning and family room. Any suggestion?
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Manon Floreat
You look to have a beautiful collection of furnishings - what is it that bothers you?
January 25, 2013 at 2:58pm     
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anitajoyce
Love what you have done to the family room. Beautiful! Please post a picture of the other side of the room , so that we have a better idea of what to help out with.
January 25, 2013 at 3:12pm     
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lisapay8
Thank you for suggestions so far, I accidentally have stated two discussions in my attempt to add photos, sorry
January 25, 2013 at 3:24pm   
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anitajoyce
Other than the room's narrowness, What else don't you like? I Love the whole space. Is it the counter chairs?
January 25, 2013 at 3:33pm     
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Maria Billingsley of J Hettinger Interiors
Its eclectic! However there is a trick to mixing it up...when I look at the space it does not feel comfortable, there is a lot going on. and nothing is really grounded. The family room floor plan feels half empty and the animal rug under the table is just too small. Shall I go on?
January 25, 2013 at 3:45pm     
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kittt29
Lisapay, I love your room also! I think you've done great with it. One thing I would do is put curtains up behind your table matching the ones you have along the back wall of doors/windows and keep them the same height. I like the zebra rug but maybe look for one a bit smaller? And I'm in love with your dogs!!
January 25, 2013 at 3:52pm     
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lisapay8
So many great ideas.. Both rugs need to go then, something with color.. Zebra rug is 8.5 x11. Would 9x13 be better? Then nothing under table or something coordinating. I know that needs to be bigger but then will there be too much rug in the room. I am taking a counter stool away and am going to try to rearrange furniture when hubby is in right mood :-). Maria, please go on.....
January 25, 2013 at 3:54pm   
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tallyhill
lose the counter chairs which are GORGEOUS ;) ....but get a round dining table and luxe- up the dining chairs THERE like the bar chairs feel now. Too many chairs in too narrow a space. Bar stools and multi use kitchen bars are overrated...nobody needs to SIT there...just mill about smartly while you cook then sit down to a proper meal at the TABLE. Just take them away for a week or two and see how the space breathes. Bet you'll never miss them.
January 25, 2013 at 4:09pm     
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Susan Mills Design
I like the zebra rug but not the shape, it does not suit the space. One of the things I love about the actual hides is their great shapes which work so well in rooms like these.
January 25, 2013 at 4:21pm     
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Maria Billingsley of J Hettinger Interiors
Ok..
1) Remove the wooden shelf unit and hang a series of floating black shelves. Keep it simple with the artifacts and accessories.
January 26, 2013 at 9:16am     
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Maria Billingsley of J Hettinger Interiors
I love the zebra rug so keep that but put in a coffee table that has some interest like this one and in white!
January 26, 2013 at 9:18am     
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Maria Billingsley of J Hettinger Interiors
Then on the opposite side of the coffee table add two ottomans like these in a soft color. The shape will bring in some a touch of traditional to tie in with the kitchen chairs.
January 26, 2013 at 9:22am     
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Maria Billingsley of J Hettinger Interiors
Directly behind the kitchen set and behind the grey chair put up a screen like this one to give you a sense of separation . This will stop your eye from going all the way back with a wow piece of art!
January 26, 2013 at 9:29am     
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