What a beautiful flat! You have tons of accessories and furniture that you love. Use those as the accent colors. In my opinion, from looking at the picture there isn´t a color that would seem to unify everything in the room. Start with color. It is the cheapest and would give the most dramatic feel in the room. I would choose a color that you would love, but use a muted tone…or perhaps a neutral color to tie in the room and ceiling? (For example, the green or olive throw you have in your settee) Having the room and ceiling painted would make the room look grounded, even with all the different architectural embellishments. I would paint the mantle black, including the bricks. I feel that the brick wall is being under-utilized. What a beautiful wall. Utilize it! The fireplace with the design and color mistakenly seems to grab your attention and make it the focal point. Pare down on the accessories and furniture. Good luck! I´m sure it will turn out beautiful.
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I´m confused. Isn´t A, a ladder back chair? The description says that it is a Windsor, but how can it since the backing of most windsors are vertical, rather than horizontal?
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Oh my GOD, I can’t believe some of the truth here…
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I would kill for those floors!
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Beautiful pieces of antiques. My suggestion is that the chairs and china cabinet may be too much in the same place. I had the same situation. My tastes were modern, but I inherited antiques from my parents home. I took the top (or the hutch part) of the china cabinet and placed it on top of a sleek white parsons table, to add contrast. Rather than putting china inside, I kept the doors open and added books, vases and photos inside. There was too much "wood" with the table and chairs. I ended up slipcovering all the chairs in white linen to contrast the wood table. I topped off the base of the china cabinet with modern objects to give a balanced look between the other rooms. It is my new buffet table. I added a large piece of glass on top of the table to give it more of a modern look. I got my inspiration from:
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|8/23/10 6:42 PM|