If you’ve been here before, you know how much I love graphic walls these days. They make such a dramatic impact on a room and I just can’t get enough of them! I’m always amazed at the wonderful and creative ways people incorporate them. In fact, I have one myself in my living room and yes, I’m STILL searching for the perfect piece of furniture for that wall. Each time I think I’ve found it, it has either just sold or is out of my budget.
Anyway, these are some of the fun ways you all are working your graphic magic and I for one, am impressed!
Hello! What an expensive whirl wind of events I’ve had the past several weeks.
My sincere apologies for being away but with in one week three weeks ago, the following happened:
1. My computer decided she didn’t want to work anymore and went on strike
2. My 7 year old dropped my new-ish iPad that I received for Christmas and cracked the screen, leaving me heart-broken
3. After taking my car in to fix yet another issue, my mechanic suggested it was time to send her off to a new home, preferably a dealership where they could give her the love and attention (a.k.a. a trip to the auction) a.s.a.p.
Yes…a bit overwhelming to say the least.
This summer has, if nothing else, been interesting and has kept me on my toes!
But today, I’m back. I have a fully restored computer, a brand new shiny car and while my iPad still has a crack in it, its functioning and will do so until I figure out if I’m going to fix her or get a new one.
So with that, I thought I would throw out some photos that have grabbed my attention as of late.
Nothing particularly new except that I can’t seem to resist pinning and loving the classic black and white stripe.
Ready to go?
Via Brunch at Saks
via Rough Luxe
Via My Humble Abode
Via Belle Maison
Source unknown to me via Pinterest
Stripes are an element that never goes out of style and is always chic and crisp looking.
It’s an inexpensive way to add big visual impact without over exaggerating pattern and lends itself to drawing the eye towards the direction it is laying.
I love using stripes to elongate a room that has less than spectacular height or using them horizontally to make a room feel larger.
And if black and white are too dramatic for you, consider tone on tone stripes using flat and semi gloss finishes for a more subtle approach:
Our bedroom when we first moved in and painted
This room has been updated considerably since this photo of when we first moved in and painted but I wanted to show the details:
Tone on Tone Stripe Detail
Because our ceilings aren’t really high, I wanted to add some subtle drama to the space while creating some softness as well.
I’ll be posting some newer photos of the space as soon as I finish some of the projects I’m tackling now but overall, I can’t tell you how much I love our stripes.
It is a very inexpensive way to add some much needed personality while keeping the room timeless and easy to work with.