Decorating & Furniture/mixing furniture


I have black stained table and chairs in the kitchen.  The area is totally open to
the family room where I want to put other golden oak pieces .  Thought about
staining golden oak tables (for the family room) a black stain to tie in the
kitchen set.  In the house there will be white moulding.  Is this too much to
blend?  Moving and trying to combine 2 houses of furniture!

Hi, Nancy.  Well because the area is totally open, I would recommend that the pieces stay very close in colour.  The question is: which one do you prefer, the black stain or the golden oak?  It's hard for me to choose for you as I don't have any idea what colour your other pieces of furniture are. The white molding will look great with either colour.
I also offer an 'Ask the Decorator' service on my website. I would be happy to see any photos you may have, so I can be of further assistance to you if needed.
Thank you, for your time.
Shamim Razvi

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I can answer anything in general about decorating, i.e. Space planning,colour co-ordinating, furniture placement, choosing the most suitable accessories,fabrics,lighting, window, wall and floor treatments. I cannot answer questions about structural or architectural changes.


I have been decorating for the past five years and running my own decorating business: The Eighth Haven,, for over a year.

I am a graduate of QC Design School, in the field of Professional Design and Decorating as a certified Interior Decorator and Professional Colour Consultant.

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