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Natalie’s Living/Dining Room
What Ava Living designer Shandra Blackwell, ASID, IIDA has to say about member Natalie harrell’s room.
Shandra Blackwell, ASID, IIDA ♣
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Thanks for contacting me. O.K. So, here's what you need to do. I understand that if you are just moving in, things are tight, and you are trying to make things work...so - buy a tree - put it in the corner on the right side of the sectional. Then - buy a small table that coordinates with the others and place it by the chaise portion - past the arm - you will need to get rid of the stuff in that corner.
Paint the wall behind the sectional a red that matches the detail of the binding on the rug. mantle - paint it Dark Chocolate to match sofa. All of the other walls, paint a mid color on the dark chocolate paint family you choose for the mantle.
Now. Furniture. The sectional - not ideal. BUT, move the smaller chair over past the end of the chaise, and more in the area between the window and the doors...Small table - coordinating.
Find 4 red ottomans - you can look on line - to soften the room - put them 2 by 2 in front of the sectional to create a cocktail table. Put a large tray on it.
if you live in the south - you may want tot keep the fan - if not - ditch it and get a chandelier silver with red shades. You can't go too large, but don't be scared.
TV - needs to live above the mantle.
You can always come back and add a club type chair with coordinating fabric over by the end table you have existing.
I wouldn't call this a lost cause....just some paint, and moving around!
Oh! on the art above the sectional. Take it down. Get 3 large 30 wide by 60 high canvases and make your own creation using the paint you use in the room...add in some accent colors you like or that are in other parts of your home.
If you have a retailer near you that sells Interlude Home, let me know and I will send you a photo of the piece you need to try and find.....
I hope this helps! Send me photos when you are finished!
Shandra Blackwell, ASID, IIDA
Shea-Noel Interiors, Inc.
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