The fish painting will move into the living area and will help me settle on a colour scheme for there. It will be replaced by a mirror. The legs of the Ikea cabinet will be cut down as it's too high and dominating (perhaps even painted white) and what's on top will be rethought. I have since added a pair of pineapple lamps as it was in need of some soft lighting, and I can never have too many lamps, plus I ordered two bamboo chairs, but it's all too much and just doesn't feel cosy or welcoming enough. So back to the drawing board!
I was going to do a pretty Benjamin Moore inspired beigey/stone wall colour, but I just can't go past grasscloth as a way to inject some colour, texture, personality and style into this space. Plus I'm completely obsessed by it. Sadly it's fiendishly expensive, so I won't be able to do the area I would like to (ie the whole house!), but if I only do the dominant walls in the foyer, and perhaps even instal some wainscoting or a chair rail I will hopefully only need a few rolls.
This is the Kravet grasscloth I'm considering. It does come in a lovely soft aqua but I think I need to add some colours other than the various shades of blue that dominate the house.
Check out these amazing grasscloth and other woven, textural wallcoverings and you'll see why it's so hard to go past.
|Who wouldn't love an entrance as charming and welcoming as this.|
|Utterly adore this Marco Meneguzzi designed entrance in Sydney and those giant botanicals.|
|Gives such a lift and added style to this staircase|
|Always loved this Diane Bergeron designed room with that lovely inky wallpaper|
For more inspiration and grasscloth covered walls plus these sources, go to my Pinterest board "Decorating Details" here.
If money was no object and you could add one decorating detail to your house, what would it be? Mine is definitely wallpaper in every colour, shape and pattern.