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Hi everyone! I was searching for a good home decor forum, and this one looks active and friendly. Looking forward to joining all of you!

Now that I've said hello...I'm in a pickle. I'm a first-time home owner, and we bought a fixer-upper. We've gotten two of the bedrooms done and the kitchen/dining room mostly done. My problem now is that there is a big opening from the dining room to the living room, so I have to coordinate the style of the living room with the way we decorated those rooms. We went with Cotton Whisper and Voyage by Behr (a white and med-light blue).

DH wants to go with natural tones since there are two long windows that look outside. I want to go with grey tones and an accent color, since there are beautiful exposed beams and a natural stone fireplace. Thoughts? Advice? Should I upload pictures?

Thanks! Hope I didn't ramble too much!
 
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Yes, pics!


Christie
 
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Ok, hope these post!

EDIT: Ok, that didn't work. Not entirely sure how to post pics on this forum, so I'll post the links for now.

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https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcd...3378_423199081_n.jpg
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcd...957_1522604058_n.jpg
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcd...4976_799206824_n.jpg

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The first two pics are from when we first bought the house. The last two I just went and snapped to show the view from the dining room into the living room.

All the furniture in the living room is temporary until we can buy nice grown-up furniture. I really want to keep the fireplace/mantle and the exposed beams the way they are, though I wouldn't be opposed to updating the gold on the fireplace. The linoleum in the kitchen/dining room is going to be replaced with tile that looks like bleached oak. We'll probably keep the linoleum in the living room since it complements the fireplace. The vertical blinds over the sliding glass door are going to be replaced with curtains.
 
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First 2 pics from purchase-living room & fireplace, living room to dining & kitchen area.


Christie


 
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From dining into living room.


Christie


 
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Dining room to back area of living room with kitchen in colors: Cotton Whisper and Voyage by Behr (a white and med-light blue).


Christie


 
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Actually, that one wall in the LR that's painted looks like it's pretty nice with the fireplace color(which appears to be a medium sandy brown) and the beams-from the pics anyway. Would you consider using it on the other paneled walls and using shades of gray (maybe charcoal) and another more lively color (red, fuchsia, eggplant, lime, teal, etc.) as accents? It might be a way to satisfy what both of you are looking for.


Christie
 
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Thanks so much for the picture help, Bella!

It's actually a textured wallpaper from the previous owners. I don't hate it and could definitely see working it into the design.
 
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