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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Need help for my living room/family room

Davidandkira asks:

In between my formal living room and my family room is a couple of columns. I love the openness and light that this provides, but I would like a little bit more separation between the rooms. Would you do a half wall? Or maybe a full wall with built in bookshelf to the far right and then a half wall in the center?






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