The accent is on accent walls
A simple and powerful decorating statement, the accent wall provides a visual punch in a room’s overall decorative narrative. For example, working with a client seeking to personalize a grand penthouse condo on a canal in the Las Olas Isles of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I spotted a large beautiful, frosted glass-framed mirror in the shape of a circle. With a complimentary flourish of frosted glass palm leaves adorning the base of the frame, the mirror – unfortunately – disappeared on the white wall on which it was hung.
“That is a beautiful mirror.” I said to my client. I then asked: “What do you think of the idea of making that wall an accent wall? With the right wallcovering that mirror would really ‘pop.’” So enamored with the idea, I received a text later that day from my client stating: “I love the idea of making the wall behind the mirror an accent wall. Please feel free to share any other ideas like that one!” With that exchange, we were on our way.
Always providing my clients with several options for any design solution, we settled on a floral wallcovering of subtly drawn vines, leaves and butterflies in soft neutral colors of grays, beiges and creams. In fact, the wallcovering itself looks more like a painted wall mural than a paper wallcovering. Inspired by our success in the living room’s eight by fourteen-foot-high accent wall, we executed a similar solution on the wall behind the bed in the master bedroom. Long and short of it, the lesson learned? A little whimsy goes a long way. Inspired? Contact me to create your own accent wall today.