I get to tackle my first entry room on 2nd and Strand today! Reader Christy has a nice space with parquet floors, molding, lots of glass and light, and space for a great chandelier. Dreamy really.
Hello tiny baby feet:) When I see this space I really want to ground it with a darker paint under the chair rail, and then add wallpaper above the rail. Christy sent me this picture as well, with a note that read, " I really like the colors on the chair with the blue. I am down for being bold, orange walls?". Up for being bold, that is something a designer loves to hear.
I really like Walnut
Wallpapers, based in LA, but I am sure you can find a local wallpaper store that would be extremely helpful. It would be important to make sure your wallpaper is lined because it appears you have some texture to your walls. I looks as if your level of texture is called, orange peel, which shouldn't be too big of an issue, but lined wallpaper will go along way to achieving a smooth look.
I like the paper above, I found it at Walnut. I like the shade of orange it uses and I like all of the movement in the pattern, I think it would look amazing all the way up to the ceiling, really capitalizing on all that height. I also like that it has enough white backgrounhero keep the space feeling airy and light. I would take a sample of the paper to a paint store and color match the orange and use that exact color beneath the chair rail.
I'd like you to look at the above picture, and then look at the molding in the first picture. The molding around the door frame in the first picture is nice and big. I think the molding in the door frame in the above picture is too small. I would paint the area in between white as well. I think as is, it looks a little busy, and you don't want your eye going to a door frame when you've got amazing windows and floors and wallpaper and all the rest!
- oriented this way it moves the visitor in the door, but doesn't compete with the floorChandelier
- black to tie in with the rug and to pop off the wallpaper, hang it low so it's visible in teh transomConsole table
- I would place this against the larger wall in the first pictureMirror
- above the console tableArt work
- opposite console wall, above and slightly off center the chairChair
- visitors can take shoes on and off, etc, also it ties in color of floor w/ chrome legWall Mounted Coat Rack
- takes up no floor space, but a good place to hang items
Christy asked what I would do about privacy. With all of that glass I am sure it is a real concern at night. I'm including a link to 3M Window films
. I have seen this product in action and I think it is great. If Christy were to treat her windows people could not see in her home, but her view out would remain the same. It's pretty great stuff.
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