How to make this front entry better?

Jodi Coburn asks:

We are getting new siding and a new roof but this street level door is driving me nuts. We don’t really have alot of funds to work with so how do I make this look better? We have all new replacement windows and a new doors. I will be painting the front door to match the new house colors which are not even picked out yet. I do have some landscaping done in the front but I really dislike the door on the street level….help.

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Ceiling Color

Chiggs asks:

Hi, I have wood ceilings with dark wood beams that are flat and fairly low – pictures below. I’m considering painting the ceiling white and leaving the beams dark (I’m getting dark wood floors as well), as I feel it will open up the space more and make it feel bigger. I’m concerned that the paint won’t properly cover the knotty wood and I’ll end up with a shabby chic look versus the clean mid century modern look I want.  Thanks.

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Painting oak cabinets

Designstatements asks:

We just purchased this home and finally made the decision to paint the oak cabinets and change the backsplash (neutral). The granite is black impala with flecks of a warm gray almost green in it. What color should we paint the cabinets? the floors will be stained dark walnut. I love some of the green/gray colors with a light amber wash.

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Living room wall needs help!

Cosmera asks:

I have this wall, and I have no idea what to do with it. It is the only wall in my living room that I can put furniture against. I had just the TV and entertainment center on it, and it looked naked. Then I tried a small DVD storage unit in the right corner and a planter with silk flowers on the left side of the wall, it was all too short. I removed that and added a painting. I think it looks off. Any suggestions of what I can do on a small budget?

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Need furniture layout and decor help in awkwardly shaped room!

Basiab asks:

Help! My husband and I recently bought an old home that we are renovating. I am extremely stuck with how to select/arrange furniture and decorate a very awkwardly shaped living room. One of the challenges is being able to place a large enough sized sofa in an area that is suitable for TV viewing. The furniture in the picture is only temporary. The fireplace will need refacing, and the window trims will be painted white.

 

 

 

 

 

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