Q: We love our new living room and the wallpaper from Anthropologie that we put up. What color should we paint the wall that is next to the wallpaper ?. Are the curtains too much visual competition with the wallpaper? What paint color and curtain ideas do people have? What should we do for coffee tables? The wallpaper and the couch must stay. The rest of the room is negotiable.... Thanks for any advice! We simply haven't been able to figure out the right wall color/curtain combination! -Sent by Jenn. Editor: Congratulations on installing your fantastic wallpaper! Readers, how would you dream-decorate the rest of Jenn's living room? Have a question for our community? Send us yours with a photo or two attached.
COLOR INSPIRATION: When my partner of 17 years and I split, he kept the house, but I kept the attached shed in the back yard, and converted it into a 180-square foot retreat where I could spend may days. GO TO DENIS' ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, get tips on how to use color, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites in each division at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better!
We thought we liked the iPhone-shaped cutting board plenty, but this wooden kitchen cutting board shaped perfectly like a MacBook Pro trumps the iPhone version in size and detailing. 'The MacBook Pro Kitchen Cutting Board is available via Design Spray for about $55 for the 13' MacBook size, $63 for the 15' and $70 for the largest 17' model.
Why I use color: I love and am inspired by color much too much to be limited to just using it in my wardrobe or on my hair. Color sets the tone and establishes itself as another member of our household. We're have two very active, small children, and the bright colors in many of our rooms encourage their creativity. With large walls, paint just one wall, or 2 facing walls your color, leaving white as a relief to the eyes. Contrary to baby books, bold colors, like red, can be wonderful in children's rooms. Even though the products are way out of my wallet's league, I'm so inspired & informed by the color and accessory combinations. The internet - design and personal blogs have some amazing pictures of interiors.
For those of us in small apartments without such luxury features, this portable fireplace is the ideal way to add some fun and function to any room. As the nights grow colder, we find the idea of some added warmth ever more appealing.... The Travelmate Portable Fireplace by Conmoto is made of black powder-coated steel and glass, and burns a bio-ethanol liquid fuel. The glass panel is held on with magnets and is removable to allow for the fire to be lit. The flames are regulated by opening and closing the stainless steel slide on the front of the fireplace. 'The Travelmate measures 20' h x 28' w x 8' d, and weighs 55 lbs. We love the way the playful suitcase shape highlights the portability of the unit, but a stand to raise the fireplace off the floor is also available. The Travelmate Portable Fireplace is now available in the U.S. for $2700 to $3200, not an inexpensive option to be sure, but certainly less intrusive than installing a true fireplace in your space.
Q: I am looking for suggestions on how to arrange the furniture in my long, narrow living room. Possibly so the TV is able to be seen, but not the focal point. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Stacy in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.
Much like the of-the-moment blue and black color combo, this pairing can feel moody or modern. Unlike blue and black, this pairing can lean in either a warm or cool direction, depending on the undertones of the purple. A reddish purple looks best paired with warm blacks and neutrals, while a bluish purple looks very romantic with deep, cool blacks and grays.