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Design Dialogue – June 6, 2013

Design Dialogue – June 6, 2013

Hello, everyone!  It’s time for your chance at FREE interior design advice…  let’s talk spring projects!  Looking for advice on exterior home finishes or interior design?  Welcome to the weekly Design Dialogue!  

Every Thursday, I offer you a chance to ask design questions and get some answers.  Whether you need advice on a paint color, help with a room layout or suggestions for window treatments, this is a great place to get some free design advice – just in time for those weekend projects.  Free design advice!  Or, if you want to chat about design trends, the newest colors on the market or that great piece of furniture you saw last week, this is the place.  If you spot any great deals on home decor, feel free to share them here, as well.

So, let’s get started!  Leave your questions and thoughts in the comments below.  I’ll be checking in throughout the day to offer advice and answer questions; you are also invited to answer questions posed by your fellow readers.  Let’s get this conversation started!New Kitchen

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2 Responses to Design Dialogue – June 6, 2013

  1. Erin says:

    I’m in desperate need of help in choosing a paint color for my entry way. I have blue/green slate flooring, 15foot ceiling with a large timber feature. Custom fir craftsman door for the entrance. The grout is gray. I have antique earth from behr for the adjoining walls and I really want some color. Suggestions?

    • Teri says:

      Hello, Erin! Thanks for your question…

      Since I don’t have photos of your exact space, it’s hard to give you exact paint colors. But, I do have some thoughts that you may want to explore. Depending on the color of the timbers and your door, you could explore a golden color. It would contrast nicely with the slate and the fir (most likely), and also with the brown/gray “Antique Earth” paint you already have in place. Don’t go TOO bright, or it won’t fit with the earthy hues you already have. Think of a golden wheat color…

      The other option is to go with a cooler color – maybe a blue/gray or green/gray hue. This could be pulled from the slate floor, but doesn’t need to be an exact match. Again, these cooler colors would contrast beautifully with the fir door and the timbers, and if you select the right one, it should play nicely with the existing paint color nearby.

      No matter which way you go, it sounds like your home is rustic and earthy in nature. So, I would caution you against selecting a color that is too bright or overbearing. Choose one that has been grayed down a bit – not too bright or clear in its tone. That way, it will blend better with the decor and earthy colors you already have.

      I hope that helps! If you are local, I’m happy to come out for an in-person paint consult so we can select actual colors…I can also do an online “virtual” consultation if you live out of my area. If you are interested in either option, please drop me an email at teri@tlarsendesign.com. Thanks again for visiting and asking your question!

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