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Old 11-09-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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This room was just thrown together with stuff I had no other place for. I'm no decorator, but I think it works for me. I just think it can use a chandelier and an area rug. The ceiling is 10 feet high, but the room is small 13X13. I have been looking online at chandeliers, but there are so many, and I have no idea what would work here. My favorite one so far looked like a classic country french, wooden chandelier inside a bird cage, but like I said, I'm no decorator. Do any of you guys have any ideas?
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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The room is very pretty, I agree, an area rug and a chandelier would be lovely. Your room dimensions indicate your chandelier should be about 26" in diameter.
I would look for a rug at Overstock.com, Homedecorators.com, in red and tan. I think your birdcage chandelier idea would look good, so would black wrought iron. Pottery Barn or Ballard would be a good place to look.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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The room is very pretty, I agree, an area rug and a chandelier would be lovely. Your room dimensions indicate your chandelier should be about 26" in diameter.
I would look for a rug at Overstock.com, Homedecorators.com, in red and tan. I think your birdcage chandelier idea would look good, so would black wrought iron. Pottery Barn or Ballard would be a good place to look.
I agree and would add that your artwork on the walls should be larger. Coordinate art and throw pillows with whatever rug you buy.

It's a beautiful room - it should look stunning when you're done! Post pictures!
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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The room is very pretty, I agree, an area rug and a chandelier would be lovely. Your room dimensions indicate your chandelier should be about 26" in diameter.
I would look for a rug at Overstock.com, Homedecorators.com, in red and tan. I think your birdcage chandelier idea would look good, so would black wrought iron. Pottery Barn or Ballard would be a good place to look.
Thanks! I will check them out!

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I agree and would add that your artwork on the walls should be larger. Coordinate art and throw pillows with whatever rug you buy.

It's a beautiful room - it should look stunning when you're done! Post pictures!
Thank you. Yes, the artwork is the wrong size for the room. As I said, I just threw stuff in there that I had sitting around for the time being. Artwork isn't usually something I "shop" for. I have to come across it and when it stops me in my tracks, I buy it.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I agree that you should splurge on a really nice piece of art, and move the small thing elsewhere. And then I'd buy a beautiful lamp for that lonesome end table before buying a chandelier. Overall, your room is warm and inviting. Try adding a cool color in there for accent. Incorporate cooler and related warmer tones into a rug you buy. I think I'd buy the chandelier last, after you have added the other things. Searching for light fixtures is hard. The things you mentioned sound fine to me. I think you obviously want something on the traditional side. In my experience, if you look long enough, you will find the exact thing that looks the best.

I am really missing a table lamp in your room though.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:45 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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I agree that you should splurge on a really nice piece of art, and move the small thing elsewhere. And then I'd buy a beautiful lamp for that lonesome end table before buying a chandelier. Overall, your room is warm and inviting. Try adding a cool color in there for accent. Incorporate cooler and related warmer tones into a rug you buy. I think I'd buy the chandelier last, after you have added the other things. Searching for light fixtures is hard. The things you mentioned sound fine to me. I think you obviously want something on the traditional side. In my experience, if you look long enough, you will find the exact thing that looks the best.

I am really missing a table lamp in your room though.
Yes, I definitely need a lamp there. I figured I would get something that goes well with whatever chandelier I bought but I suppose I could buy the lamp first. If it doesn't work, I can always move it to another room and replace it.

As to the rug, I have been looking at lots of pics on overstock.com. Do you guys find that the color in the pictures are true to the colors of the actual rugs?
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:14 AM
 
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Had some time and enjoyed looking at these;

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Old 11-12-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Yes, I definitely need a lamp there. I figured I would get something that goes well with whatever chandelier I bought but I suppose I could buy the lamp first. If it doesn't work, I can always move it to another room and replace it.

As to the rug, I have been looking at lots of pics on overstock.com. Do you guys find that the color in the pictures are true to the colors of the actual rugs?
What I do when buying a rug is to order the smallest size to get a better idea how it will look, and if I need to return it isn't a big deal. Many catalogs offer swatches too.
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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I chose the lighting. The lighting place had an in house decorator and she talked me into a different chandelier instead of the bird cage, in spite of the bird cage being considerably more expensive. She picked out a lamp that I am happy with as well. The electrician is coming Saturday to install, so I still have a few days to change my mind. Here is a couple of pics, along with a pic of the lamp and the room with the lamp on the table.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I personally think it is too ornate for the French countryish look of your room. I also think the lamp while in and of itself I like the lamp, to me it seems too small in scale.
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