DESIGN, Erika Ward Interiors, family room, inspiraton

HOW TO ADD CONTRAST TO A BUILT-IN BOOKCASE

“It looks great to me.” was my husband’s response when I told him I was headed back to my client’s house to make a few more updates. I, on the…

“It looks great to me.” was my husband’s response when I told him I was headed back to my client’s house to make a few more updates. I, on the other hand, was not convinced. Sure the transformation that took place in their family room was nothing short of amazing. We went from this:

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to this…

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But I couldn’t resist adding a bit of texture to the back of the bookcases and I knew a little seagrass wallpaper would make all the difference. I purchased 1/8″ hardboard from Lowes [had it cut to size at the store], adhered the wallpaper to the board with spray adhesive, then propped them up in the bookcase using the shelves to hold the boards in place.

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Done!

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We also installed a custom roman shade above the sink that coordinates perfectly with the drapery panels. I purchased the runner from World Market and love how it picks up the colors from the neighboring family room. See how the runner introduces a flirty fuchsia to soften up the other wise masculine look. The man of the house isn’t too fond of it so I’ll be shopping for other options! I had an opportunity to enjoyed it for about 20 minutes…

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How have you used grasscloth wallpaper in your home?

Is you home begging for attention? Contact me (404) 507-6110 to get your interior spaces on the road to a beautiful transformation!

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