Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dining Room Design Plan | Scenic Wallpaper

I recently had the pleasure of creating a dining room design plan for Suzanne, a lovely client in Texas, and we both fell in love with the idea of using a scenic mural wallpaper.  Suzanne and I have worked together on several other spaces in her home, she has a wonderful eye and great style, so it is such a rewarding experience to see her put the ideas into action with her own touch.  I thought it would be fun to share to a few of the details from this project with you.

Here was the inspiration Suzanne wanted to use for her dining room.  This is from the gorgeous home of Maura Endres (instrgram link here).  Maura's mural is hand painted and so special in her home.  It adds so much character and looks amazing throughout the year.

Here is Suzanne's current dining room:

Here is a snippet of the plan I created: 
(out of respect to paying clients, I do not share all  the sources on their projects)

I gave Suzanne two options for her dining room, one would be to use a mural style wallpaper and the other would be to use a bold floral drapery that pulled the same colors and nature inspired feeling into the room but with a fabric.  I had both on the inspiration board to show how they worked with the other pieces.  We plan to keep her current dinning chairs but add slipcovers in a white washed denim fabric.  On the back wall where she currently has her china cabinet we will move a beautiful, large Trumeau mirror from her foyer (hers is a darker blue gray than the one on the above board).  We will add a taller china cupboard with simpler lines on another wall.  Other new additions will include a French inspired chandelier, a darker stained sideboard and lots of rattan and woven elements to keep it from feeling too formal, plus some blue and white pottery.  The bamboo chairs will flank the sideboard and have either a blue stripe or small print on the seat cushion.  The windows will get bamboo shades and solid linen draperies.  I also gave some options for a new dining table down the road and helped her prioritize what changes to make now and what could be finished over time.

I spent a lot of time searching for different paper options and here are a few of my favorites.  Since these are hand painted papers, it does get to be an investment to do an entire room.  For Suzanne, we will only paper above the chair rail and keep her picture molding below.  You can see that look in many of the examples below.  There are also less costly options available such as framing a couple panels (I especially love this look with scenic chinoiserie panels), using a digitally screened paper, or finding a local artist to create a mural inspired by a hand painted paper.  Anthropologie has some mural style papers and Ballard and Frontgate offer framed chinoiserie panels.

De Gournay 

De Gournay

The above three were all found at YR Mural Studio

In Tom Scheerer's Hampton cottage he had a Currier and Ives print blown up and turned into a wallpaper.

This space from designer Larry Hooke is perfect.   I don't know the wallpaper source for this one.

 Gracie Studios (one of my very favorites, especially for a colonial style home)

The above two are from Susan Harter, her colors are so gorgeous and livable 

The above two are from Paul Montgomery 

Some other sources with beautiful options are: Zuber, Brunschwig & Fils, Lee Jofa and Griffin and Wong

1 comment :

  1. Such inspiration. Honestly there is not a photo or idea on here that I don't love. Great job.