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We were so excited to have as our guests on this week’；s episode， Jason Nixon and John Loecke， the Madcap Cottage Guys! Their style is on point， and their love for color and pattern is infectious. We picked their brain about combining furniture styles harmoniously， their upcoming travel planscustom wedding gifts， why they love decorating with the color green， and their pack of adorable rescue dogs.accent pillow case baby floor
Question #1：Do all bar stools need to match？ I purchased two stools (which are actually too high)， however， feel the need for two more and couldn’t find them so I opted with another set of two similar in colour. Should I just continue to look for fourmatching？ -Cat
We all agree that it’；s possible to pull off four barstools that aren’；t matching， but it needs to look very deliberate. Our concern withhaving a pair matching and a second pair that’；s similar but not quite matching， is that it all feel hobbled together rather than intentional. Our suggestion is either to collect four very different barstools —； in varying finishes， shapes， and fabrics —； or to get four matching barstools that are the proper height for your countertop.
Question #2：Are there any rules or guidelines for the size of artwork to put above a console orsideboard style table in a dining room？ We have twolamps on top of a sideboard (at each end). I am not sure if the prints (looking at Garden Whimsy prints) should fit between the lamps or if it is ok to extend behind them. Thanks. -Andrea
Jason and John insist that you can have your light fixtures overlap artwork. In fact， it’；s preferable! Just so long as you aren’；t loosing the artwork entirely. As a general rule， your artwork should be sized to about two thirds the width of your furniture piece.
Question #3：The lower level of our walkout ranch is all oak. I would like to change the stain of the built in entertainment center to a darker colored stain but do not want to change all the baseboards， trim and doors. Can the entertainment center be treated as a piece of furniture even though it is built in or does it need to match all the other woodwork？ -Melanie
John points out that itdepends on how the baseboard in your room intersects with the built in entertainment center you’；re talking about. As long as you can separate the baseboard from your entertainment center， we think you could pull it off! Another idea would be to just paint the back of your entertainment center a color (or maybe wallpaper)， rather than painting the entire thing.
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