Where did the last month go? This summer has brought a lot of projects to a finish which means tons of installs, hanging artwork, and focusing on the details. In the midst of all of this, you may have seen, if you follow me on Instagram, we decided to go on a 10-day European adventure to meet up with one of my besties. All of these things are awesome and fun but it means my dear, neglected blog continues to be...well, neglected.
One of the completed projects that I want to share with you though is an easy fix to a large, bare wall. My friends, Hannah and Jimmie, recently moved into a new home and had a large problem wall that just seemed like a lot to tackle. In addition, the color of the room from the previous owners was a bit harsh. We wanted to find an affordable fix to give the room some warmth and style. So let's take a look at a couple of before pictures.
This room had a lot going for it--great light, vaulted ceilings, pretty chandeliers. It also is like so many houses I see-- big bare walls. So how did we fix it? First, we had the room painted in Benjamin Moore Alfresco. It's a really pretty and inviting blue. I can't get enough of dark walls in dining rooms, and this color feels like the right mix of moody and comfortable. Next, we installed decorative chair rail to add an architectural interest to the wall. The three panels break up the wall so nicely. Finally we added in a bit more furniture (taken from an another part of the house), new navy velvet curtains and my favorite part, art.
It's an easy and affordable fix. And truly, how often does that happen? The blue makes the room feel so much more sophisticated and really goes well with their fun silver, vaulted ceiling. The artwork by Kiana Mosley is a lovely accent to the wall color and their dining table. Have a big wall in your house? This might be your solution!