dining room with Chippendale chairs
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Laurey Glenn

Making Connections

A more sophisticated way to connect adjoining rooms is to work from a similar palette. Even with eclectic furnishings, these rooms work because the floors and trim are the same in both spaces, and the browns on the dining room walls appear in the living room curtains and furnishings.

The yellow of the living room walls shows up in an unexpected place: a piece of contemporary art in the dining room. The wall colors are different, but the overall palette of the two rooms is the same.

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