Q. I would like your opinion about a few ideas for my new bedroom. The room is long with a sitting area on one side. I plan to place the headboard on the smaller wall even though the model has the bed going the other way. My bed is a platform bed with lights around the headboard. I want to make the wall a contrast wall—but I don’t want a busy wall covering, because it would take away from the lights. I have art, but I’d rather treat the wall and keep it simple. Is there a color of paint …
Decorating with Contemporary Style Q. For a wedding gift, my husband and I are furnishing my daughter and son-in-law’s living room. They have chosen a “row” house near downtown in a trendy area where young people like to live.
Combining Detials for A Fabulous Space Q. I have a new house decorated in all neutrals. I love the clean, new look, but now I’m bored. I want some pattern and color. My husband “borrowed” some paintings and decor from his mother’s house to let me experiment. She has good taste, but everything looks like it needs to be in her house. I’ve been looking at magazines, and it seems like anything goes!
A Teenage Girl’s Room Q. I would like help thinking long-term for my 13 year old daughter’s room so that I don’t have to decorate her room twice. We are about to move into a home that we plan to stay in for at least 11 years which will be when our youngest completes college.
finding “modern” furnishings that are not from the Jetsons Q. I’ve moved here from the west coast after traveling in Europe for a few years. My husband and I planned to design a modern house, but changed our minds before we broke ground because we became convinced that resale could be a problem since the market is still sluggish and European styles are selling best.
Tired of Neutral Colors Q. This spring, I am having all the rooms in my home painted. I’m tired of the neutral color that runs through my house. I love fabrics, so I have lots of patterns and colors. When I try to pick a color in the fabric to paint the walls, it seems too outrageous.
Drapery Solutions, Rug Trends Q. My master bedroom has several windows. The focal point is the bay which provides a beautiful view of the lake. In addition, there are windows on either side of the bed and a french door to the right of the bay. What kind of window treatment looks good on all the windows?
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Ask a Designer™ decorating a teenage room Q. My 16 year old daughter and I are redecorating her room. The decor will center around a fabric we bought that has huge black flocked flowers on a silky white. Bedding and draperies will have to be custom made which will use a lot of our budget. I would like your help with wall color, furniture, and art. My daughter is very artistic and wants too many things for her small room.