Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Off the Wall

I've mentioned before that I want to make some changes in my dining room. Never one to jump into anything too fast, I still haven't chosen fabric for curtains. But the ideas are always flowing, and I have something in mind for the back wall:


We're considering adding clerestory windows along the top of that wall to bring in more light (we don't want anything too big as there's just a view of the fence on that side of the house).

But I want to give it some punch, some wow. I considered wallpaper. Some really beautiful papers are available these days:

Hygge & West
Wilderness

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Paeonia
But I'm not keen on putting up something permanent, in case I change my mind or we ever sell the house. So I considered removable wallpaper:


Edie Lemon Ash
And wall tiles:
Bird Flurry
But I couldn't find a pattern-color combination that I liked, and it seemed that it would be a pretty pricey undertaking for just one wall.

I had considered stencils, but I wasn't really finding what I wanted—something graphic and modern, but not too modern, since the space has traditional elements. And it can't be too intricate because I just don't have much patience for tedious chores.

This is stunning, but I don't see myself doing it (and I don't want to drag Erik into this if I don't have to):
Young House Love
But I think I've found it. Or them, rather, as I have yet to decide which I like best:

Zinnia
Anemone
Morroccan Dream
What do you think? I'm leaning toward the first one, Zinnia. It's bold and looks easy enough to do.

Of course, once I choose the stencils, I still have to decide whether I want to paint them randomly or in a pattern, what color (yellow on yellow? gold on yellow?), and whether to get just one size or mix up large and small. This could take awhile...

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Jessica. It may take awhile, but I'll get there!

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