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Old 12-01-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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Since I'm done with college, I have been sitting at home and just thinking of projects to do... I finished my little wall project (see here if interested: need a little help), and now the plain walls bother me... please see the pictures below and let me know what you think will work, what you like/don't like, any other ideas? excuse the bad photoshop on these pictures, but I think you will get the idea.

How it is now (minus the little wall I built):


Option 1? (I think this might be a little too much going on because the room isn't that big at all)


option 2?



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Old 12-04-2009, 08:38 AM   #2
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Since I'm done with college, I have been sitting at home and just thinking of projects to do... I finished my little wall project (see here if interested: need a little help), and now the plain walls bother me... please see the pictures below and let me know what you think will work, what you like/don't like, any other ideas? excuse the bad photoshop on these pictures, but I think you will get the idea.

How it is now (minus the little wall I built):


Option 1? (I think this might be a little too much going on because the room isn't that big at all)


option 2?



Thanks for your opinions

Rafal
I think #1 would look best, it'd give your room an accent color and really draw the eyes to that space, get some nice crown molding up in there also

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I think #1 would look best, it'd give your room an accent color and really draw the eyes to that space, get some nice crown molding up in there also
crown molding is going up this weekend.... I'm just worried since the space isn't very big, and if I went with option #1, I would do the entire room, dinning room and hallway, it would look a little busy everywhere... I guess I'll just have to see

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crown molding is going up this weekend.... I'm just worried since the space isn't very big, and if I went with option #1, I would do the entire room, dinning room and hallway, it would look a little busy everywhere... I guess I'll just have to see

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the second one to me at least makes the area look larger, but then it also makes it look overwhelming in a way because of the size of the frame boxes
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I like option 1, and yeah I would carry it on throughout any "connecting" rooms.

You can change how "busy" it looks by the color you paint the wainscot. You can make it "pop" or blend right in (or anything in between) by the colors you choose.

I'm a carpenter, but the int. designers on board can fill you in further.

This is a pic of our hallway with "shadow box" wainscot and a darker accent wall at end of hall.

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Here's a couple shots of drawings I'm currently working on. The clients have the green white colors currently, not sure if they want to change colors when the carp. work is done or not...



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I think I'm going to go with option number 1 here, and just paint it white
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I really need to find someone to do columns like that for me, I have 4 columns that are just square and drywall right now, they look hidious....
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wrap 'em in garland...and leave it that way throughout the year
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wrap 'em in garland...and leave it that way throughout the year
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wrap 'em in garland...and leave it that way throughout the year
Not to hijack this thread, but what architectual program are you using? the renderings look pretty nice. I've been using Home Designer Architect Edition myself
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Thanks, it's chief arch.
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Thanks, it's chief arch.
we're using the same program then *LOL*
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