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Interior Design Blog — flooring

Updating the dated

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What do you do when you have dated finishes you can't tear out? Here's how to work around them and give your space a lift on a budget.  Looking at the picture above, what did you notice first? The sculptural deer head? The vases? The lamp? The toss cushions? The throw? What about the dated, 1980s seafoam carpet?  Yup, it's there, but it probably isn't where your eye when first. I am going to share with you the formula to work around a challenging colour in your space. I am using the example of flooring and seafoam as the colour,...

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Who turned out the lights? How to use finishes to lighten your space

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Dark rooms can be fantastic, but how can you correct an over-dark space to make it feel light and inviting? My clients contacted me with a problem. They have a beautiful, craftsman-style home with an eccentric kitchen that was so dark as to be almost non-functional. The kitchen had a lot going for it, so we started there. The layout was pretty good overall, professional range and the cabinetry was in keeping with the style of the home. There was some natural light, but it was being mostly lost and there were a few missing opportunities for storage that needed...

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