Though there are moments when plain white walls might seem a relief, those moments are rare, and should be discouraged!
Roger Banks-Pye, Colefax and Fowler Interior Inspirations
There is a restaurant in New York City that I absolutely adore. Behind the glamorous doors of Bergdorf Goodman is a space that remains timeless in it’s design and sophistication. Interior designer Kelly Wearstler, has created a drawing room like atmosphere that is bright and airy.
She has laid the entire room in hand painted robin’s egg blue silk wall coverings. They are skillfully painted with birds and vines and wonderful garden trees. The furnishings are painted white and upholstered in apple green and mustard yellow. Amongst the white tableclothed tables are antiqued mirrored chests mixed with brass lighting fixtures. The result is a relaxing blend of textures and color.
So, how can you achieve this look in your own house? Read on..
The “wow” of the restaurant are the walls. But, while doing an entire room in hand painted silk wallcoverings is beyond gorgeous, it can also be beyond budget friendly. One way to achieve the same look is to buy a couple wallpaper panels, frame them and hang them on the wall next to each other. I bought a couple that are 8′ tall by 36″ wide and have placed them on the walls in my office. They have such a dramatic effect and make the space feel taller and more dramatic.
Take a look at these stunners. These ready framed Chinnoserie images are hand painted on canvas and look wonderful on any wall and are available for purchase through Lovejoy Designs.
Here is how some others have used this fun design idea for their homes.