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I need help with my family room.

chrisslesFebruary 20, 2013
I just bought new furniture to make it more modern. My questions are:
Does the fireplace area go with the rest of the room? Is the painting over the fireplace a good tie-in? Looking forward to your comments.
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Very hard to see with these photos . Your lighting makes the colour scheme look yellow and purple. If you could kindly re-take the photos and post, we might be able to assist you further.
As a gut reaction that painting is way too small for the fireplace - if you wanted to you would need to find a triptych that fits exactly.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 8:32AM
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The fireplace area has rich colors and woods, and crown molding. The sofa side looks a bit empty in comparison. I would add a rich, beautiful area rug to tie the two sides together.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 8:34AM
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Thanks for the feedback. I like the idea of an area rug.
Yes, the lighting is bad on the sofa pictures. The sofas are actually grey and some pillows are orange and others patterned grey, slate and white.
What if I put a larger frame on the painting? It is not framed yet.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 10:57AM
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Now I know the colours they sound great together - although it is hard to see. I don't see how this is going to work in that space because you have such strong visual cues provided by the moulding above the fireplace. Can you take these away? If not - the painting will always look too small fitting into that middle moulding.
If you love it that much, I would lean the painting on the shelf part of the cabinet next to the fireplace and work with something else over the fireplace.
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 12:26AM
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I can't tell how you have arranged the furniture in relation to the FP wall, but the wall is gorgeous and will always provide a center for furnishings. You might frame the FP with the furniture to provide a good conversation area. It will always attract visitors. As far as the picture goes, maybe a very wide matt & frame will do.
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 1:41AM
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I think a beautiful mirror with crystal candelabra's either side with candles that can be changed to different colours when you want looks great.
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 1:56AM
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Agree, area rug would be great. Picture is too small- bigger picture or no picture and objects (several) arranged varing in texture and height...maybe echoing colors in the rug-to-be or the pillows . Also think the ottoman looks lost..Need a much larger piece in that area.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 2:39AM
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im guessing u just bought the ottoman so i hate to tell u it's too small but i agree with fnstf way to small! is it just me or do plp make this mistake a lot? the mantel needs some height on the left of the art? 3's and 5's the vases are nice but theres only... *cringe* 2!!!!
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 3:01AM
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I love all these comments. What a great forum! I will take all into account. Thank you.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 6:33AM
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