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Anyone have ideas on Decorating a House

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We are getting Ideas on how to Decorate the Kitchen and the Yard.
post #2 of 23
What's your 'style' like? Rustic, casual, 'classic', 'high-fashion'?

Personally I love warm tones in a kitchen (burnished oranges or dark yellows...)
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
We are getting Ideas on how to Decorate the Kitchen and the Yard.
are you talking about colors? i heard/read somewhere that you should look in your closet [assuming you don't know where to start] & decorate in shades that are predominant there. my house is almost all in blues - different shades of blue, some faux finishing. blue is my favorite color.
kitchen has a 'cat theme' - no surprise there! new kitchen will have faux slate [formica] countertops, & stainless appliances w/black accents. new sink & faucet will be black. bathroom will get same counter, w/chrome faucet & polished stainless sink.
the new stove is coming tomorrow!!!
post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
Look in the house thread. I think it has the color of the counters and floor. We are thinking of a Silver fridge.
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I'd say go with a darker color on the walls, especially if you have lighter furniture (the table/chairs). That yellow is garish! Eek!

Maybe in the yard, some paving stones out to the back and a little gazebo or arbor... fill in the holes with sod....

Or, as my dad always said... you don't have to mow flowers...
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
That yellow is going for sure.
I do want a Gazebo for sure.
The stones sound like a good idea also and the sod.
Thanks to everyone for the Ideas.
Our Table has a Glass Top with Tanish Chairs with a wood finish.
post #7 of 23
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with a food finish.
i know that's a typo, but a table w/a food finish -
post #8 of 23
I wish I could help. But while I have a creative eye for art, I absolutely suck at interior decorating. I was looking around my apartment the other day wishing my place looked "more inviting" and "homey" like you see in the movies, lol
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Ive been redoing my entire house (three rooms down, about a dozen to go!) but I havent gotten to the kitchen or the yard yet.
You could check http://www.thisoldhouse.com/ they have some pretty neat suggestions, including yard ideas.
post #10 of 23
For paint colors go to Benjamin Moore's website as you can select how different colors look in different rooms. Is the wood trim/doors painted or stained??

For the landscaping you need to get the directions of the sun in relationship to the house.
For instance you will what to have shade for the south and west sides of the house.
Do you have a problem with fires in the area as I know you have specific requirements on what to plant and how far away from the house.
How do you want to use your yard and how much of a gardener are you willing to be??
If you google California extension I think its UC Davis that has the horticulture info.
You have a much different range of plant material vs what we have in WI!!
post #11 of 23
There's always the HGTV website - they have so manyideas it's almost hard to get through there.
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
I will check both sites out. We do want a Vegie Garden and Gazebo.
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www.ratemyspace.hgtv.com - best website EVER for decorating a home! I get soo many fun ideas from there!
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www.ratemyspace.hgtv.com - best website EVER for decorating a home! I get soo many fun ideas from there!
I get the following from that link:

“www.ratemyspace.hgtv.com†could not be found.
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I get the following from that link:

“www.ratemyspace.hgtv.com†could not be found.
didn't work for me, either.
hey, tho - found this!
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_design_c...045151,00.html
post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
I will check them all out.
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 
I want to have wallpaper in the kitchen.
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I want to have wallpaper in the kitchen.
are you sure? wallpaper will collect grease from cooking & be impossible to clean... are you planning on a vinyl coated paper? do they make wallpaper especially for kitchens that's easy to clean?
post #19 of 23
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I will have to ask about that.
post #20 of 23
You can also go to www.ikea.com to get inspirations
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Why do you want wallpaper?

Gads I despise wallpaper... It's so... annoying! Finding something that isn't garish is difficult and then heavens forbid you ever what to take it down...

And if it gets scratched or nicked, game over! Especially if it's over the stove, and you boil water... it'll steam the glue!
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see, that's what i think, too - you cook in a kitchen, grease gets in the air, lands on the wallpaper - then every little piece of dust/dirt/cat hair floating by sticks to it!
post #23 of 23
Thread Starter 
What if I did part wall paper and had the rest painted?
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