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I would take down the blinds (or just leave them up) and add some light colored curtains -- maybe something with a pattern to add some interest. Like these: http://www.westelm.com/products/cotton-canvas-geo-lattice-curtain-t1352/?pkey=cwindow-panels-curtains-shades&cm_src=window-panels-curtains-shades||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-

On the floor I'd add a large light colored rug, perhaps something like this from West Elm: http://www.westelm.com/products/kasbah-rug-t527/?pkey=crugs-flooring&cm_src=rugs-flooring||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-

Some fun artwork on the walls will also help -- you can make your own abstracts on large canvas for really cheap! Have fun!


Sherwin Williams Paint Color Suggestions For Dark Living Room? Good Questions
7/8/14 08:48 AM

Why wouldn't you just patch the hole?


Replacement For No-Longer-Needed In-Wall Air Conditioner? Good Questions
6/27/14 09:21 AM

I like it!


How Can I Hide Horrible Texture on Focal Wall? Good Questions
6/2/14 04:27 PM

I honestly don't think it would be that much harder to restore than to paint. It's really easy to strip a finish off a smooth flat door, and even easier to sand scuffed areas down a bit. Do them one or two at a time, no rush! Just do the ones that will carry the most impact -- staring at those will motivate you to finish the rest of them!


Should I Restore 40s Maple Doors or Paint? Good Questions
5/22/14 10:27 AM

I have a similar wall of windows in my space. We DIY'd one continuous curtain rod out of electrical conduit (couldn't find a reasonably priced curtain rod long enough) for about $10. All told we have 14 panels that we open on the individual wall spaces which maximized the view. I'm not sure if links are allowed here, but you can see how it looks in this post: http://mcmodern.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/1535/


Should Single Curtain Rod Span Wall of Floor to Ceiling Windows? Good Questions
5/20/14 08:31 AM

I can't believe it sat there so long! Time in the sun, baking powder and a sponge dampened with bleach are what I would try for the pee. LIGHTLY sanding the veneer will help too (you don't want to take it down to the sub-layer). Minwax stains and waxes are great and available at your local hardware store. Good luck!


Restoration Tips for Curbside-Find Credenza? Good Questions
4/17/14 08:48 AM

I wasn't able to find this exact piece, but the oval cutout drawer pulls reminds me of Arne Vodder's iconic mid-century designs. Here's a link to my Google Search. Good luck!

https://www.google.com/search?q=Vodder+midcentury&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=yV89U_qMFaPNsQS1loCQBg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg&biw=1280&bih=875#q=Arne+Vodder+midcentury+brass+credenza&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&tbm=isch


Can You ID This Piece of Furniture I've Fallen In Love With? Good Questions
4/3/14 09:22 AM

Beautiful spaces and cool concept, but I'm pretty sure I could find a dozen photos with both a shell chair and an arco lamp in one room. I think this concept is generally used to link non-related objects -- not two from the same era.


Six Degrees of Separation: From a Shell Chair to an Arco Lamp in Six Stylish Steps
4/2/14 03:24 PM

I wholeheartedly agree with everyone that suggested putting the couch on the wall with the small painting and placing the two chairs at an angle across from it. That will really draw you into the space. I'm also all for a storage ottoman instead of a coffee table--works great with my 2 year old! Plants are a great idea, as is a solid colored rug. I agree with darker wall colors and a gallery wall, too. You got some great suggestions here!


Design Ideas for Bare Bones Living Room? Good Questions
3/25/14 04:53 PM

It takes balls to have a pink couch in the middle of your living room, but really, it could be fabulous! I say go for it. Google "pink couches" or better yet, plug the search term into Houzz. I'm sure you'll come up with some amazing ideas.


Do I Love this Pink Craigslist Sofa Enough? Good Questions
3/25/14 08:58 AM

Ohmygoodness! I so completely agree with this. We have walnut cabinetry that's a similar color and recently painted one wall in a deep navy. I love it! The kitchen is still a work in progress, but anyone that's interested can take a look at the navy wall here: http://mcmodern.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/weve-gone-navy/

Make sure to scroll to the end -- we had a color snafu early on and the first photo is a little misleading!


This Is How to Deal with Honey Oak Cabinets: Paint the Walls Midnight Blue Kitchen Spotlight
3/24/14 11:22 AM

Ohmygoodness! I so completely agree with this. We have walnut cabinetry that's a similar color and recently painted one wall in a deep navy. I love it! The kitchen is still a work in progress, but anyone that's interested can take a look at the navy wall here: http://mcmodern.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/weve-gone-navy/

Make sure to scroll to the end -- we had a color snafu early on and the first photo is a little misleading!


Dark Walls May Solve Your Honey Oak Rental Kitchen Blues The Kitchn
3/24/14 11:22 AM

I should mention, we love our original cabinetry and have no plans to paint or replace them. The navy blue contrasts with the rich wood tones beautifully.


Update ideas for Mid Century Kitchen without Major Renovations? Good Questions
3/21/14 08:56 AM

Yes! I also recently purchased a mid-century (modern) home in need of updates. So far all we've done is paint but we're looking at flooring options now. We did three walls in a very pale gray and one feature wall in a deep navy blue. You can see our adventures in painting here -- we had a few near misses with the color, but I love how it turned out!

http://mcmodern.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/weve-gone-navy/


Update ideas for Mid Century Kitchen without Major Renovations? Good Questions
3/21/14 08:54 AM

I, too, have a brown kitchen. It's still a work in progress, but a couple weeks ago I painted one wall a deep navy blue. It contrasts so well with the walnut cabinetry! I won't say it "tones it down" but it definitely compliments the wood nicely--it really highlights the beautiful undertones of the wood that were lost in a sea of beige before.

We have plans to paint the remaining walls a very very pale grey and to install gray floor tiles too. I can't wait for it to be done, but if you want to take a peek at the blue wall you can see it here: http://mcmodern.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/weve-gone-navy/

Make sure you read to the end -- we had a color faux pas happen early on so the first photo is a bit misleading! Haha.


How To Tone Down the Brown in My Kitchen? Good Questions
3/18/14 11:32 AM

Is this the same Sara Ramsey that used to be my roomie?!


Share the Pain: What Was Your Biggest Paint Mistake? Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/13/14 12:31 PM