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I'm thinking of getting it for our living room. What do you recommend for a good wall color to paint our walls? Thanks so much!-HG. Anyone?
In preparing for my upcoming move to Illinois, I was faced with a decision: live in a town of 9,500 on a quarter acre of land surrounded by neighbors, or live in the country surrounded by 2,000 acres of prairie. It's city or country, y'all! My love of cities is well-documented, and the reasons for that love are endless: culture, walkability, museums, thrift stores, restaurants, used book stores, architecture, hustle and bustle, opportunities, people-watching, people from around the world, and people simply doing fascinating things. I've never had to drive, I can get myself anywhere I need to go, I can walk from my favorite Indian grocery store to my favorite Japanese stationery store, continue on to my screenprinting class, and pick up an excellent tofu mole burrito on my way home, all the while catching glimpses of the dreamy skyline. While I've never lived in the country, I know there will be privacy, space, and quiet. For all my love of Gilmore Girls, small town life confuses me. I can't imagine NOT living in a city, but also having neighbors up in my business. Yet... the small town in question has some nice perks: an excellent Mexican grocery store, an impressively well-stocked liquor store, a bike path that makes it easy for me to get wherever I need to go, and a lovely outdoor park district pool in the summer. Living in the country, I'll be 16 miles from the nearest town, which is a long way to ride my bike for a bag of masa. City, small town, country: what's your choice?
The holidays are coming, and you might be thinking about your dining room a little more than usual. Trade Spaces: There's no reason that the living room should get all the good stuff. Swap out the two rooms so your dining room has a fireplace, which makes for cozy and lingering meals this winter. Maximize Comfort: You don't want a visually appealing room that trades function for form. Add Some Unexpected Humor: Dining rooms don't always have to be traditional, stuffy places that require - nay demand - impeccable manners and rigid postures. Paint The Ceiling: Tackle the fifth wall and add a major amount of drama to the room. It doesn't have to be black, like this room from Home Adore, but the more saturated the bigger the statement. Or The Whole Room: That said, if you want to go dark and dramatic, like this room designed by Emma Reddington, I certainly would not stop you. Since lighting in the dining room is so key, it's also one of the best places to go a little crazy with your budget.
The neo-classical shapes in a crisp and glossy white would look great in both a darker space or a light-filled room. Their dramatic proportions add height to a mantle or centerpiece and work with both modern and traditional decors.... Handled Urn, 6 1/4' diam. Each is $198. Would you have a problem having urns in your home? We think some might!
Q: I have two large windows in my master bedroom, which is overlooking a park. I love the view of the park during daytime, but at the same time I need privacy at night. What would you recommend for covering these windows? I generally like clean, modern look. Editor: Offer your suggestions for Mike in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
'Q: There is one room that is composed of the kitchen, dining and living room and is only 12 by 20 feet. My issue is that I don't have any'wall' space, only windows, but don't want to cover them with furniture. There is also a door to the den/study at the right, again no wall space there! I really want a dining room and I also don't know what to do with my 42' flat screen TV. Sent by Marie-Claude. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Marie-Claude in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.