Entries and powder rooms are two great places to inject bold pattern and color. When guests walked into my home, they were greeted with nothing special. On the left is a long wall and on the right a large opening to our dining room. The first impression wasn't impressing anyone.
I knew that I wanted to hang ledges for art and photographs. I also knew that it would be a great wall to add color or pattern because you can see a bit of it from the dining room and a bit sitting on the sofa in the living room and it was just begging for something. I went classic, black and white stripes. I choose China White because I didn't want anything too stark, china white is a bit creamy and goes well with the rest of my whitish walls. The black is Jet Black by Benjamin Moore. I thought the stripes would guide guests into the main part of the house and my brother sang "Welcome to the Jailhouse" when he saw it. Thanks, Kai. But as I put the final frames on it this morning, I was quite pleased with my little project.
I wanted medium size stripes about 5" and when I measured - it turned out I could get 15 stripes at 5.5" each. I taped off each section, painted the white paint over the tape seam to help "seal" the tape and prevent the black from bleeding through. It generally worked, for a few little spots that bled beyond the tape I touched up with a tiny artist's brush. I had this rug on memo for a client and threw it down. It fits perfectly. If they don't buy it, I may have to consider....
I'd love to hear your thoughts, would you consider doing this in your own home?