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We have just purchased a small house to use as a cottage. We have a Forest Green (with tiny dots of gold) loveseat and a gold recliner that are new and we want to keep them.
The flooring is a medium shade laminate. My question is what color could I have on the walls and what color/style of window (75" wide) treatment. The dining room/kitchen/livingroom will probably have to be the same color.  
Any suggestions for other chairs/decor would also be appreciated.

Thank you.

Hi Shirley,
         For colour, you could go with the green and choose from reds to pinks, blues, or other greens. Using the gold as the main colour you could go with yellow oranges or red oranges on the safe side or for a daring look, if the style of your room supports it, you could delve into purples and blue-greens. As to the styles of treatment, this would depend on the budget you have. For such a large area of glass a full drapery treatment could be very expensive. You choose panels or several small venetian blinds or vertical blinds. Hope this helps, and good luck :)

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G. Norah Baker


My areas of expertise are color selection and accessories. But I have a general knowledge of all areas of interior decorating and would be able to answer questions in any area.


I have decorated over ten houses and apartments and have consulted on five outside projects. I have had an interest in decorating since my teens.

I graduated with highest honors (96%) from Thomson Education Direct in 2002

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