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Thread: Decorating opinions wanted...please

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    I had a broken water line and our den got flooded and replaced...now I have changed the theme from "garden" to "beach". This sofa had nice flowered back pillows that just don't go in my tropical plans.

    Which of these 2 fabrics do you like better? OR Neither?
    Thanks for your help.

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    second one ties it in. First one stands out too much!

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    First one gives more of a POP and Blue Hawaiian feel

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    Second one!

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    I like the second one. Feels more relaxing

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    first one!

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    Second one. But it doesn't really look all that 'beachy'?? Maybe my eyes are tired today.

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    I prefer the second pic. It's more calming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxsoncreations
    second one ties it in. First one stands out too much!
    That's my vote too.

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    Color wise I would go with the second one if you are looking for a beach feel. The thing is that the print is not beachy. I would go with a different print in similar colors. Unless you are looking for a Hawaiian look, which changes everything. Where is the beach you are trying to represent? Maine or Maui?

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    I love the first one.

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    The 2nd one...

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    I prefer the second one, but was thinking of maybe a different print with the same colors and that has small amounts of the pinks/lavendars in the picture above the sofa? :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Color wise I would go with the second one if you are looking for a beach feel. The thing is that the print is not beachy. I would go with a different print in similar colors. Unless you are looking for a Hawaiian look, which changes everything. Where is the beach you are trying to represent? Maine or Maui?
    Good question...actually not sure, but since I can't find much decorator fabric in a beach theme of any kind - I went with Maui. The picture is a shore with light green grasses and boat.

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    I've always been partial to green so I like the second one.

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    Now I am more confused than before I asked.

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    I like the second one

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    I like the second one too.

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    My mom has that sofa!

    I like the second.

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    I like the second one!

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    I like the 2nd one.

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    I like the second one for sure...

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    I like the green one.

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    2nd pic looks the best to me.

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    Second one.

    To the lamp on the right of the picture, I'd add a box-like deep green/gray holder to make it rise slightly above the back of the sofa.

    And I think the coffee table needs to be more the color of the walls, it looks like it belongs in one of those wooden walled guest cottages on a big estate.

    And I would add two large or 4 smaller pictures beside the one above the sofa. They should be a stronger contrast, either with very dark slashes of clouds perhaps, or very light ones of huge sea shells with some contrast in the pictures. Such as them in the foreground on sand and the ocean crashing towards them in foaming greens and whitish waves. I saw some like that in San Francisco a lot of years ago and wanted them sooo much, but we couldn't let go of that much money at that time. Next time we went they were gone. I'll always remember them.

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