|Forum topic by mart||posted 05-01-2010 02:40 AM||2119 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-01-2010 02:40 AM
We are embarking on a remodel of our family room, which will be more of a den/man room after we are finished. It was just a nondescript 80’s type family room with no theme or real thought to decorating. In fact the windows had never been trimmed out. We are replacing the hearth and the floor covering (we just ripped out the old carpet). The hearth will be in multicolored slate tile and the floor is going to be a light colored (off white) ceramic tile. I will be building in some book cases in the Greene and Greene style as well as some free standing furniture such as a hutch and desk. We won’t be going with as dark a finish as the original Greene and Greene tends to be.
My question is how to tie some of the other elements such as window trim, baseboards, hearth trim and lighting to the Greene and Greene influence. We are looking for track lighting that has a more organic look to it. Most of what we have found so far is very contemporary looking. I have done a quite a bit of looking online and most suppliers seem to have much the same to offer with little real variation. I have a couple of books on Greene and Greene furniture and am going to order some more that more thoroughly cover the homes but would love to get any input you might have on the areas I need inspiration on.
Thanks in advance.