I have this problem.
There is TOO much eye candy online. I should explain that it has taken me a few years to really pin point what I like, actually I am still working on this. And since I studied design, I feel like I have a healthy respect for almost all types of design or at least I can appreciate the good points, even if I can’t live in the space. (top image source)
That means my personal style tends to be a little too fluid, which is making the creation of my home’s style frustrating. So while I have been defining my personal style, surprisingly I have been sort of leaning back to my roots (pre-college) experience of design. Before being influenced by billions of design and confusing myself.
When I did my mood board for the family room, which has since changed a ton because of the big rug switcheroo, I was considering something more architectural for the walls. Something like the board and batten from BHG above and below.
But I think I am leaning away from board and batten now. Then I found this picture while surfing the BHG site. I love the art! BUT what caught my eye was the exact set up of the wall that I have planned. Blue walls, molding, then I have that awkward space above… hum, me-likey… which makes me want to add this wood look above the crown. But it is going to take a LOT of time to collect that much old wood so this is still to be determined.
Okay the next wall finish option, I thought would be fun to look at stencil ideas. I love the idea of stencils, I am just not sure I am prepared for the time commitment OR having to deal with the bane of my existence (otherwise known as heavy orange peel wall texture)
So, I thought I would ask what you guys think… I’ve been playing around in Photoshop, I have some ideas for the room, obviously nothing is totally finished or perfect…
I want to hear what you think:
Stencil or NO stencil?
Bonus: What type of stencil look do you like?
I REEE-ally wanna replace the sofa. And it is sorta- maybe-fingers crossed gonna happen…. but I can’t make any promises yet.
So, on the subject of the walls… what do you think? Can’t wait to hear!
P.S. I Just got back from SNAP! I had the time of my life, and FINALLY met people I have been dying to meet for years!! I just LOVE making new friends! I cannot wait for next year (and actually for Haven in JUNE! since that is even sooner!) This was my first conference and going may just have awoken a beast!