Good Questions: How to Deal with Turret?

Good Questions: How to Deal with Turret?

Heather Blaha
Nov 12, 2007

Dear AT,

I just bought a new condo that has a turret and have no idea how to furnish or decorate it. Also, I am not sure whether to keep the color consistent with the rest of the room (it's located off of the main living area) or to make it a lighter shade of the main room color. Any thoughts on what to do with this space would be great! -Missie

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Dear Missie,

Rather than painting the curved wall of the turret a different color than the main room, we'd liven up the space with some colorful curtains. Plus, the sunlight and shadows are going to make the walls appear different shades than the rest of the room, so let those natural elements work for you.

As for furnishing the space, we have a few ideas:

• Fill it with plants, plants, plants. Some on the floor, some low, some tall, some placed on plant stands.
• Place a small round table and two chairs (if there's enough room) for a cafe-style nook.
• Use the area as a respite for yourself - a place that stands apart from the rest of the apartment. Your favorite cozy chair and a side table for reading, writing, talking on the phone, or just staring out the window.

Good luck!

Anyone else have suggestions for Missie??

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