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Tuesday:  Tip:  Dining Room: When you are determining elbow room for each person ideally, the table should be large enough for each guest to claim a 24-inch wide expanse. tip

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Tuesday:  Tip:  Coffee table:  The optimal coffee table size is driven by the sofa.  Choose one that’s two-thirds as wide as the sofa and an inch or two lower than the seats.  Leave 18 inches between the table and seats so that people can walk by but still reach their drinks.  The side tables should be the same height or a few inches shorter than the sofa arms.

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Tuesday:  Textile:  I think every bed needs a folded textile at the foot of the bed.  It is a finishing touch. When you fold it it should drop at least 6 to 12 inches on either side.  For example, if you have a queen bed, a standard throw will be too small.  Instead use a twin size blanket  which will fit perfect.

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Tuesday : Tip. We thought we would start providing some tips that will help you with day to day design dilemmas.  When looking to hang a chandelier or light fixture above your dining or kitchen table the range should be approximately 28″- 34″ from the top of the tabletop to the bottom of the light fixture. Sometimes it can be moved an inch or two off this range depending on the height of the homeowner or if there is a TV to be viewed, etc.
Please leave a comment on other design questions you may have that we can address in future posts….

Friday Art: Amy Kaufman
We love Amy Kaufman’s pieces that are installed in our conference room at the studio. Her prints and canvas have a great presence and make a statement in any room. We particularly like the way they are framed and arranged.

Details and pricing below…

decorating dilemmaOnce a month we will answer a design dilemna. We will solve your design problem. Here is your chance to get a free consultation. This month is the question by Kristin R.: What to do with the HUGE wall behind my bed?

Email your particular design question and a photo of the space to kriste@http://www.kristemichelini.com and maybe you will be lucky and get your design dilemma solved right here on facebook. We can’t wait to see more of your questions roll in soon!! Read more