NY Good Questions: How Can We Make the Dark and Light Furniture Work?

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Dear AT,

We got a table and chairs from some friends and they are dark wood, whereas the rest of our apartment is light wood.

We don’t have a lot of options and can’t buy anything new, and wonder if there is any way to get these to match?

Could we tie it in with dark wood elsewhere, decoration, painting the table/chairs, or anything else to make it work?…

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If you have any ideas to make it work we would greatly appreciate it.

The apartment is brand new, only a couple months old, and has a semi-modern feel whereas the table and chairs feel more old fashioned.

Is it hopeless or can we make it work? Thanks! Linnea