Last month, we transformed a drab living room wall into a showpiece.
“This wall has me stumped,” said the homeowner. “I’ve tried arranging artwork in several different ways, but nothing looks right.”
The difficult wall is a 15-foot cathedral monolith in the home’s Great Room. Though the room has a beautiful stone fireplace and a back wall full of windows, it’s that tall blank wall the family sees when they relax on the sofa in the evening.
“The rest of the room is wonderful, but this boring wall is a major feature and it’s just dead. I want to bring it to life.”
A custom-painted home decor wall mural was the perfect solution. Previous attempts to tame the size of the wall with gallery-style framed artwork had only made the space feel busy and constricted. Our mural was designed not to fight the presence of the wall, but to let it soar to its natural height.
Drawing inspiration from other elements in the room–a massive fieldstone hearth and windows that gaze out on a wooded hillside–we chose birch trees to bring the forest feeling into the home. The straight trunks and branches also accentuated the cathedral shape of the room. Lastly, we kept the palette muted, using softer shades of colors found elsewhere in the room to tie the mural into the space, and to keep it from becoming overpowering.
The result was spectacular. The finished mural took an “Ugh” wall and made it a “Wow!” wall.
(See more details on the project by visiting our Portfolio page.)