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I have 15 foot high ceilings.  My dining room and living room share one wall. I want to divide the two rooms with two different but complimentary colors but are not sure how to divide the wall.  The kitchen and livingroom also share one wall with the exception of a doorway with the beam above the doorway but in the middle.  Please help me.  I'm not sure how to create a vertical line of two colors.

Hi Melanie,
Do you want to accentuate the height of the left hand wall or bring it down?  I think I would paint the left hand wall all one color as an accent wall and the other 2 living room colors a coordinating color.  Does the wall run across the back from dining room to kitchen?  Are the rest of the ceilings 8' or 15'?  Let me know, I'll have to think about this a bit more.

Kim Boyer

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I am a Certified Interior Designer, Redesign and Home Staging Professional as well as a Certified Color expert. Therefore I am can assist with questions regarding space planning and furniture arrangement, color selection, art and accessory placement. I am also able to answer questions regarding the selection and sourcing of furniture and flooring materials as well as custom window treatments.


I started in the industry as a design consultant in the custom window treatment and home furnishings industry. I have gone on to establish my own full service interior decorating business, Kimberly Boyer Interiors, with specialities in redesign, home staging and color consultations. I was also a featured designer on MyHome2.0 a Verizon Fios sponsered Home Technology Makeover Show.

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