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Panic Painting

Several times in the last few weeks I have been asked for help picking fabric for window treatments and upholstery to coordinate with the new wall color. In each instance, the paint color was chosen without regard for the design plan of the room, the color of the existing furniture,  the floor color, or the window treatment requirements – it was chosen because the homeowner, or the painter, liked it.  No plan. Just panic painting. Now there are problems and they need help. If you are doing some renovating, or are having a case of the winter blah’s and want to spruce things up a bit, and you are in a hurry: please, please people. Post this column on your fridge. How to avoid the panic “It is easier to pick a paint color to match a fabric than it is to find a fabric to match the new painted READ MORE