Too many walls are underestimated for the potential impact they can have in a space. I love empowering walls with wall coverings, tiles or artwork that can enhance the look and feel of interiors. When designed right, these decorative walls can provide phenomenal beauty and interest without taking up precious space and without running the risk of clashing or competing with other design elements. Here are a few examples of how I like to help walls talk.
For this luxury home inspired by nature, I incorporated an onyx accent wall in the dining area to serve as a stunning backdrop. As you can see, the natural patterns and variations in color create beautiful movement that makes this wall more like a work of art while still maintaining an air of understated elegance.
Backsplashes are always a popular way to infuse kitchen walls with more interest while serving their utilitarian purpose. Here, I used a bold and eclectic tile backsplash to infuse this space with energy and artfulness. I love the results!
Thoughtful and engaging architecture can also help to empower walls with eye-catching interest. For this space, I designed a wall with built-in shelving to hold a collection of artful vases. I also took it as an opportunity to play with depth and direct where the eye goes next.
A combination of materials can be selected to give walls more of a role in the overall design. Here, I used two types of stone side-by-side to bring rich texture and intriguing shapes and lines to a sophisticated rustic-style kitchen.
Simply adding the right piece of art to the right wall can create a focal point that helps to tie different design elements together while introducing new lines, forms and colors into the space. I love this large-scale abstract piece of modern art and how it tactfully brings out tones in the wood ceiling and stonework.
Let me and my award-winning team help you achieve a home that is full of inspiration and interest. Contact Paula Berg Design Associates to schedule a design consultation.