While I was busy the last few weeks, I got these chairs to add to the drawing room.
Today, I experimented with some wallpaper options. First, I worked out the correct size for the frieze and printed out a section to try it out.
Then I created a wallpaper section from the sample that went with the frieze and printed it out.
But something about it didn’t work for me. So I put together and printed a different pattern.
It might be a bit too yellow, but I can always tinker with that. But at least the pattern is more subtle. Then I created a sample of the dado pattern.
Not sure I liked the top of it, so I changed the chair rail section to another one.
I think I like it better darker like this, but I may replace the top part with an actual chair rail and leave out that part of the pattern altogether.
In the meantime, I chose two Victorian paintings, one a portrait and the other an American landscape. I need to print them a tiny bit larger and on better paper, but here is the general effect.
I placed the sofa back and here is what it will look like, somewhat.
I tried once more with the first wallpaper…still not sure about it.
Many more decisions to be made before I can paper the room, but here’s what I have so far.
elizabeth s said:
I LOVE the upholstery fabric on your new chairs and I can see why you are thinking of using the coral colored paper on the wainscoting and frieze to compliment them.
And it is interesting to see how the colors of the papers you are considering, have made your walls look light and casual and more like a garden room rather than a formal living room.
Isn’t it amazing what color can do?
Huh…you’ve got me thinking with your garden room idea. I really do want a formal drawing room. But I also want it to be light and elegant. I’m still thinking the house was built in 1891 but the current owners are there in 1912. So the style is lighter than high Victorian style and it’s bordering on Arts and Crafts. I’m also half French so I’m pretty influenced by the lighter boudoirs you see in France. I’m thinking I might replace that wainscotting thought because it’s a bit too casual looking. We’ll see…. Thanks for the feedback and for making me think more about the decor!
Lovely! It’s fun making decorating decisions, isn’t it? You have such a marvelous wealth of detail, I wish I could get really tiny and explore your house!