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August 11, 2016 - table lamp

(The Washington Post)

Nancy Shank wants to emanate a infrequent shelter in a 20-by-12-foot family room of her Annapolis home though is struggling with how to place chair since all of a walls are interrupted by HVAC vents, doors or a fireplace. She wants to keep a paint tone (China Doll by Sherwin-Williams) though needs adequate seating for 4 to 6 people to relax and watch television.

(Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

Designer Carrie Miller creates a gentle seating area around a grate with adore seats and bar chairs, and a infrequent dining area nearby a kitchen. Dividing a space into apart zones creates it easier to work around a vents and doors.

(Interior digest by Rodney Co/3D Storm Studio/ for The Washington Post)

A sofa and accent tables can double as additional seating when needed. A cafeteria list creates a transition from a seating area to a kitchen. The console list can arrangement art or collectibles and act as a smorgasboard when entertaining. The tone palette of soothing cream with accents of coral and immature brightens a space. Choose chair in light colors to element a existent paint color. Paint a bricks around a grate Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore to alleviate and serve abate a space.

Miller, with Lapis Ray Interior Design (703-819-2887,, is formed in Vienna.

(Candelabra (left); Ballard Designs)

SPLURGE (left): Pipa cocktail list in white ($2,640,

SAVE: Classic garden seats in Celadon Spa ($129 each,

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SPLURGE (left): Swedish nation chair in immature ($1,098 for two,

SAVE: Arcadia side chairs ($260 for two,

Furniture: Colette adore chair in Parchment ($750,; Eliza tiny chest in Antique Blue ($299) and Elle stone-cast console table ($299), both from; 30-inch round-top pedestal list in plain parawood ($175,; Mercer Collection Easton bar chair in taupe ($400,

Accessories: Safavieh hand-woven corpulent thick jute rug ($194 for 7½ -by-9½ -foot rug) and Leon Richet’s “French River Landscape” unframed board art ($67), both from; double-socket building flare in Washed Natural ($70,; Ripplefold unlined blind panels in Vavavase-Fiesta (from $210 each,; textured linen support sham cover in Flax Ivory ($45.50,; Full Sun sham in coral ($58,; Kenitra gold-arch counterpart ($361,

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