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Arren Williams is the name, and I'm a stylist, editor and trend reporter. You'll catch my work regularly popping up in print in the likes of the National Post, House & Home and elsewhere. I'm also a guest expert on Citytv's CityLine, and you can occasionally find me on HGTV as well as on ABC 7 News in Chicago.

To keep things fun I've tapped a couple of friends - Julia Black and Jenn Hannotte - to contribute their views on design too. Enjoy!

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Ask Arren > Armoir in Foyer/Entry way

Hi Arren,

I was wondering what your opinion is on the pine armoir in my foyer. I got it off craigslist a while ago because we desparately needed storage there, but was never crazy about the piney-countrey feel of the piece. I was thinking maybe I should paint it, change the knobs or something. What do you think? (I should probably find another place to put my husband's soccer shoes, though they do add a nice splash of colour :-)

http://www.prinsheerlijk.nu/misc/foyer.jpg

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJacq

Hi Jacq, I'd DEFINITELY paint it, a nice simple white (the same colour as your trim, or BM's Cloud White) in a semi-gloss would be great Your space will look feel brighter and a lot more open if you do paint it, and as for knobs, check out Anthropologie for something fun, quirky and cool.

April 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterArren