Can’t reinstate nauseous building tiles? There are ways to minimize their visible impact.

February 18, 2015 - accent chair

Chris and Julie Danielewski’s room. (Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

Chris and Julie Danielewski devise to reinstate a bustling marble tile in a living/dining area of their Crofton home someday, though it is not in a bill right now. In a meantime, they would like to refurbish a space and minimize a visible impact of a floor.

The solution. (Julius Goyanko for The Washington Post)

Designer Dana Tydings uses paint on a walls and existent furnishings and adds seating for a budget-friendly update. Tydings, of Tydings Design (301-947-5447,, is formed in Laytonsville.

Cover a tile floors with neutral sisal area rugs in both bedrooms to make a space cohesive.

Paint a walls a sophisticated, comfortable gray such as Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl.

The existing list also acts as an finish table and gets new life with a cloak of aqua paint (Benjamin Moore’s Sonoma Skies).

Create a friendly reading area with dual chairs, a list and an charge lamp. Use low-profile chairs to equivocate restraint windows.

A paper list curtain in an eye-catching print becomes a wallpaper accent.

Update a dining set with dual shades of gray paint: Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl and Cumulus Cloud.

Furniture: Detroit lounge in ash ($821) and Winona buffet in gray and white ($209), both from; geometric side list ($99,; Kendall chair in silt ($430,

Accessories : Blue Tea Caddy flare ($219,; Threshold decorative floral sham in blue ($25) and oblong chuck sham in teal triangle ($25), both from; industrial charge building flare in black and coronet ($179,; Sibley jute carpet in healthy (prices change by size,; 20-inch Blackberry Harvest paper curtain ($29,; 24-by-36 “Bow of Sailboat” print ($200) and 36-by-24 “Masts of Sailboat” print ($200), both from; Lisa Argyropoulos Aquios quatrefoil counterpart ($150 for medium,

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(Zinc Door)

Bean bullion and marble coffee list ($3,000,

Palm Beach lantern ($1,440,


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Mid-century egg list ($499,

Gold root match flare ($125,

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