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!
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.