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Well, we have the red sofa, but now we need to work on lighting and picking out the wall color. Can you tell we’re struggling with that decision? LOL. One of our friends says it looks like we have a camouflage pattern going on. We need the right color to go with John’s art, the wood mantle, the trim color and of course, the sofa. Maybe we’ll have it all figured out by this time next year!
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5 Comments

  1. Krysia on November 22, 2006 at 1:55 am

    I could so throw my occupational 2 cents into this. But I only will if you ask. Ha ha. I deal with this stuff daily. Lighting is my specialty.

  2. Margo on November 22, 2006 at 8:48 am

    LOL Diane!…this looks like a hard decision to me…I think I’d ask Krysia’s opinion…I might do the same when it comes time for us to paint walls next summer…happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

  3. Diane Chamberlain on November 22, 2006 at 10:46 am

    go for it, krysia. of course, you can’t really tell the paint/room colors from these little photos, but as for lighting. . . we have one very long wall that will have a lot of art on it and cathedral cielings above it. so we are looking at a monorail suspended out from the wall. that’s this week’s idea, anyhow.

  4. Krysia on November 22, 2006 at 11:59 am

    Going by the top picture the one I feel would look best with the wood and is neutral enough for the artwork is the one in the middle. The darker colors blend to much with the wood work and I’m one thise people if there is nice woodwork it needs to be shown. The one to the right is also nice. With those you can shoose many colors and styles of lights. The place I work isn’t high class, it’s pretty comparable to Home Depot and Lowes (even though I haven’t been in one, ours hasn’t opened yet). We tend to have more people shop us than the lighting store. So anyways if you went with one of those two a nickel fixture or even weathered patina (also known as patina and aztec bronze) and is brown or bronze which is nearly black. The monorail sounds like a good idea, the one we sell is ceiling only but people buy it for displaying artwork. Hope this helps a little bit!

  5. Diane Chamberlain on November 22, 2006 at 2:06 pm

    I’m with you, Krysia, on not going too dark. The problem is, the big built in media center is an off white trim color, so in addition to the walls being the right color to show off the woodwork, it needs to be dark enough to ,ake the media center/trim pop. plus it must go with a red sofa! the middle one you like is–in reality as opposed to the picture–a bit too green. The one you mentioned next to it is a possibility. My current favorite is in the second picture, the lower color to the right of the door. It’s lighter than it looks in the pic. We have satin nickel hardware on the media center so will probably go with nickel for the lights. you’re a sweetie!

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