Jane McKay
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Jane McKay commented on a discussion: POLL: Would you go black?
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Good Taste

One problem would be that it increases the contrast between the brightness of light from windows and the interior of the room. So, if glare was an issue before, you will make it much worse. It maybe that that problem could be overcome with tinting windows, but that would make the room darker. I agree that dark walls look fab in magazines, but I don't know how to do it in real life. I think that the solution is to do it in rooms that don't actually have much wall to paint.

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juliechisholm

apennameandthata - simple solution for glare is to hang soft white voile curtains or white venetian blinds on windows - the voile softens the light beautifully and blinds are directional, so when glare is at its strongest, close them. The blinds can be opened again when the sun moves off the window.

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Jane McKay commented on a discussion: POLL: How close are you to achieving your dream home?
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Emmeline Westin

Nice! Keep us posted, it's sounds like such an adventure. Perhaps you could post a photo in the Before and After section after you've redecorated!

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Margaret Shaw

I am 75% there or about at achieving my dream home but it is a progressive process. Trends change, new materials comes into the market and taste changes with time.

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Jane McKay commented on a discussion: Best tips for bringing character to a new-build property?
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A BEAUTIFUL PLACE .es

Angelaew I would recommend to make 3d rendering of your house with all your ideas. It is the best way to visualize the changes before you make decisions. if you were interested i could help you with that please drop me a line: info@londonfengshui.net

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jack howe

Good quality curtains, rug, warm lighting and if possible a fireplace

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Jane McKay commented on a discussion: Help me spruce up my entry
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I would add an artwork above the sideboard and a bowl for keys!
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haephestus
What is opposite the door (i.e. what do guests see as soon as they walk into the house)? Is there a nice bright artwork there? A window that looks into the garden? In terms of the side table, I'd consider removing the small shelf (and big spray and fire extinguisher) and maybe putting a large mirror above the side table (especially if you also use that door as the main entry/exit to the house). If the side table becomes a dumping ground for papers, maybe buy a decorative box to sit on top of the side or dining table into which all papers go into during the week (and someone has to sort through them on the weekend in front of the TV). As suggested, maybe a bowl or dish for keys, phone and wallet (or whatever else tends to be dumped as soon as you walk through the door).
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