I have a design dilemma in my great room of my new house. I am the second owner so I am left with someone else's choices. The great room that has carpet right down the middle is the first problem. The second problem I am having is the kitchen cabinets along with the built-ins are a natural color maple with no stain or paint and it doesn't match the feeling in the home. And lastly the part of the great room with carpet is very long and space planning is difficult for me. The measurements of the carpet area are 11' 5.5"x 24' 4". I would love to have any advice you can give me. Please excuse the messy photos. We were in the process of moving in.
2. The other problem you are having is that you need unifiers. Although I am suggesting that you continue the flooring- it doesn't look that great with your cabinets. I would push unifiers. Look at your permanent colors- the cabinet color and the flooring color. Combine this warm and cool neutral pallet in fabrics and patterns that will bring the colors together - a marriage of sorts. The more different unifiers you have- the better your home will feel. What I am suggesting is pattern, pattern, pattern. And- every pattern should be carefully selected as a unifier of your floors and cabinets.
- even though I am telling you blues and greens- I mean very neutral blues and greens. Check out this post on blue paint to see what I am referring to...