I am still planning to paint the whole of the wainscoting in semi-gloss of the trim color. The 4-piece crown molding, 2-piece chair rail and shadow boxes are all by Classic Homes. I have the drapery rods in polished nickel with mercury glass ball finials and grommet-topped silk curtains with white and grey horizontal tent stripes, but I think they may be too short. Bah!
I’m also going to replace the pictures between those mirrors with a third mirror when I find the right one, so don’t judge right now. But yeah, we’re getting close. I love how my sister’s book (Did I mention my sister’s book is available at bookstores and on amazon? Oh, I did? Just checking.) goes perfectly with the new living room color scheme.
Please note how you can actually see the chandelier now that the walls behind it are a different color.
I already bought the fascinating, rounded tea house, large-scale trellis stencil to do the blue portion of the walls. Anyone who has ever done any stenciling tells me DON”T. Truly it is a massive pain. They also say it might be too much pattern in the room. I hear that, but… I kept the color pallet here really restrained so I could go pattern crazy. The color scheme is basically different values of a single color plus wood tones plus nickel hardware. Sure the room already has lots of texture and pattern, but I think the room will handle more interest especially in the top half to balance everything that’s going on with those wild Balinese pieces, acacia floors and patterned rug below. Besides Indian, Moroccan and Balinese patterns and colors are in right now. Intricate pattern on pattern is the new black.
And here’s my real clincher argument for trellised walls. This is Heather Craw’s personal home. I wouldn’t do trellised walls in your house necessarily unless you also wear giant index finger rings and dark wine lipstick at the risk of it looking goth against your ghostly white skin. But I, Heather Craw, put on cat-eye eyeliner to blog. I would do it in mine. I’m not going for a generic catalog look. I want to do something memorable and blog-worthy.
Now everybody nod their heads and wash their hands of me and my stencil. I’m doing it. In fact I already started. No turning back now. Get excited.