Design Emergency! Paint the Beams?

Design Emergency! Paint the Beams?

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Janel Laban
Mar 5, 2010

Q: Our dear friends just bought their first home in Olympia, WA. With a toddler and preschooler in tow, moving boxes everywhere, and painters on site undoing some dated decorating decisions made by the previous owners, they shot me this quick email asking if they should paint the posts that support the beams.

The beams are currently black, the posts are white, and this is all visible from the kitchen, which features green countertops with black and red tiles.

The house is a fabulous 1960s ranch with some wonderful MCM details. The couple is young and their style is eclectic. They aren't afraid of color. Can your readers help them?

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