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Hi.  I need to build an adult bedroom around a Stickley Gramercy Park cherry queen bed in "old mansion" stain with two mismatching Stickley Metropolitan cherry/walnut nightstands also in "old mansion" stain.  Would like to include in the room (but it is not necessary to do so) an Ethan Allen Shaker-style drop-front desk in cherry/maple and a Hitchcock black painted side chair to use with the desk.  New England climate.  Would appreciate any suggestions for color palette for walls, floor, bedding.  Thanks.

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Without knowing the colors that you prefer and particularly like, I'd consider either a pale blue OR a pale yellow.  With either color, you could easily make a grand statement with painted stripes, leaving the negative color a white and adding a toile fabric at the windows.  If you paint the room blue (blue stripe) then make the toile yellow/blue or yellow/black.  If you paint the room yellow (yellow stripe) then select the toile in blue/cream.

Bed linenes could be coordinated with the toile by using it as a bed skirt and shams and using a year-round weight down duvet as your covering.

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Jenny

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