Blending two rooms
ROOMS that are open to each other, like our living room/dining room photo (courtesy of Delta) can be a decorating challenge. In most instances, you want visual separation but still want the feel of an open, airy decor. This space has continuity even though there are two separate rooms. This example has some solid, basic design concepts that meld two rooms with success.
One of the common dilemmas in an openconcept space is where and when to start and stop wall colour. The trick is to look at the space from every angle. In this room, for example, when you view the dining room from the kitchen you see not only the back dining room wall but also the half wall at the end of the cabinets in the kitchen. So, if you just went ahead and painted the dining room in your favourite colour, say orange, without considering the view from the kitchen you may have a visual shock when you’re gazing into the dining room from the kitchen. The contrast would be too strong and