Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's All Greek To Me

via Jonathan Adler

If you've read my blog in the past, you may have seen my post about a dining room re-do.  I can report that nothing has happened, so far, except a bunch of brainstorming. Sigh...isn't that how all creative genius begins? Yes? Maybe?

In these brainstorms, sometimes, I think a semi-gloss navy wall paired these fine friends would do the trick:

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How can you go wrong with a Scalamandre, Schumacher, Ben Moore equation? True, the old bank account would get hurt but the result is pure perfection.

Other times, I think a Greek key partially wallpapered wall would be subtly stylish- just applied from the chair rail to the ceiling. This pattern can be subtle in taupe and grey or bold in black or any of the 30 Ben Moore color wheel options they match. How fun is that idea? 

 via Decor Pad

 via Decor Pad

via Decor Pad

And I'd be lying to you if I told you a lattice work wood didn't pop into my mind a time or two...maybe just on the ceiling, maybe just along the walls...

via Pinterest

Katie Lee Joel's house designed by Nate Berkus via Pinterest

Maybe on the ceiling AND the walls?

 Mix and Chic via Pinterest

At this point, the decision remains up in the air. How do you feel about wallpaper in your house? Or textured appliques? Or dark, glossy paint? I have very little experience with it all, personally, but do appreciate a strategically placed pattern any day of the week!


  1. Linds, my very personal and very humble opinion - I am a big fan of wallpaper but only in small spaces like on one wall or in a bathroom. I feel like it packs a punch and is of course not as expensive as a full on papered-up room. I like your idea of the navy walls and then maybe you could incorporate the Greek theme into your cute bathroom? Just a thought?

    1. Thanks for weighing in, sis. I agree with you about liking wallpaper in small spaces, especially if it's a really bold, colorful print. I'm not going to put wallpaper in my own bathroom because of the humidity factor. But maybe putting it up along one focal point wall in a bedroom is a better idea. Paint is definitely cheaper!!! Thanks, Beince!


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