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bag_lady
« on: August 01, 2005 01:21:07 PM »

i'm moving in with my boyfriend in a couple months and the apartment we'll have has a forest green carpet and white walls.  we have dark wood furniture otherwise and navy couches.  he doesn't want to slipcover the couches and i can't do anything with the carpet.  i can paint the walls as long as its a light enough color to easily paint over.  so, what color should i paint the walls and what else can i do to make the room cute.  our tastes are vintage/retro and most of our decorations are halloween related.  i don't want our place to look like a country cottage, but with those colors, it's gonna be tough! 

i would really appreciate any suggestions!  thanks for reading!
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2005 01:29:00 PM »

Forest Green and Navy...
How about touches of turquoise, lime and chartreuse?  Graphic pillows, fabric for curtains, funky vases, and maybe some painted frames for art?  Then you'll be working with the colors you have to use, but it'll seem freshened up.  Maybe green walls?  Not acid-bright green, but a softer, lighter muted shade to just complement the other colors and work as a backdrop. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2005 01:30:53 PM »

A green, blue and white Bold stipe or retro print for curtains and couch pillows.  Then to tie in  the halloween, add some orange plushy pillows.  The orange should make the dark tones pop.
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bag_lady
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2005 01:59:45 PM »

thank you for your great suggestions.

keep em comming.  the more the better!
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005 09:31:20 AM »

what do you think about this fabric?  it's  $8.95 a yard though so i would probably find solids to match.

http://www.reprodepot.com/dscdtq.html

or this

http://www.reprodepot.com/astrodotblue.html

or even this

http://www.reprodepot.com/thlmb.html

let me know what you thaink.  Thanks!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2005 09:48:46 AM »

I love the first one.  That's exactly the kind of thing I had in mind! 
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2005 09:54:56 AM »

Not sure if you're still looking for color suggestions, but my new house has two living rooms that are right off of one another.  The front room is a forest green color and the second room is a navy blue color.  Both rooms have hardwood floors and I added touches of bright red in both rooms to tie them together and it looks great.

Good luck!
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