Design Help for My 1920's House?

Design Help for My 1920's House?

Regina Yunghans
Nov 29, 2011

1129_03d.jpg Q: Hello fellow AT readers! I recently purchased my first house built in 1929. I am struggling to design and bring life tomy living room and need your budget-friendly expertise. The biggest issue I am having is a window treatment. I used to have dark green curtains attachedto a tension rod line inside the window but they just didn't work. (This window connects to the front of the house which is the sunroom.) My second problem is how to decorate my walls with art and pictures. That huge window with the beautiful stained glass confuses me!

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I am also unsure of what accent colors to do here. Do I go with black/white and grey pillows or choose yellow and green pillows or something else entirely? I recently painted the wall grey because that's the direction I want to go.

Since I can't afford new furniture the couches must stay and I might add they seem to only work with my current placement. I plan to redo the lampshade, recover the ottoman and replace that awful tv stand ASAP with a buffet or sideboard. As far as my DIY skills, I am able to sew pillows and paint things but again I don't know what color route to go and I am stumped.

*Also included is a picture of my dining room which isconnected to this living room as you can see.

Any input is appreciated and I am truly grateful for your advice. Thank you in advance!

Sent by Chantel

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