July 9, 2015 | Posted by: Karen Menge, ASID
“My contractor says he needs my paint colors by tomorrow at noon.”
As a designer, helping clients pick out interior wall colors is an important part of my job that sets the tone for room and furnishings to follow. But, walls can be so much more than simply a paint color.
I like to add texture and dimension to interior walls through interesting architectural details. Wood paneling, both horizontal and vertical, decorative wall panels, soft upholstered walls, wallpaper, textured stucco and specialized paint treatments are all possibilities to give your walls some personality. Here are some of my recent projects where we’ve incorporated some of those different wall treatments.
Pickled cypress wall and ceiling boards transformed this beach home game room.
Horizontal ship lap paneling in a soft white has an understated elegance in this dining room.
A high paneled wainscot for the walls in this hallway adds architectural interest.
Wood molding frames out these panels of printed grasscloth in our client’s hallway.
The walls in this study are lined with horizontal planks of heart pine with textured grasscloth above.
We chose to upholster the walls in this dining room in a lovely, hand printed damask fabric.
A mix of textured stucco and exposed brick give this wine cellar basement an old world feel.
What can we do to add some character to your walls?