BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES

Who can deny the aesthetic royalty of black or white?? And more than that, who can resist the chic combo of BLACK and WHITE??

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For real, I can merely say that the classic beauty of these two contrasting colours is irresistible, especially when they are used together on walls or ceilings in the form of stripes...

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Black and white striped wallpapers are quite common and are almost always in fashion. The major issue is how to implement it to your own space and design.


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If you plan to cover all the walls of a space with B&W striped wallpapers,I suggest to dress small spaces. For example, in a powder room,don't hesitate to cover all the walls and even your ceiling with stripes .It can only get less boring in a place where guests will get to spend less time...

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HOWEVER, if you are planning to use B&W striped wall coverings in a bigger room, I suggest you accent one major wall with it. Otherwise, it can easily make your space too overwhelming. A B&W wall can be great in a livingroom, a study or in a bedroom as a major point of attraction.I even like them in nurseries as long as the stripes complement the entire decoration.

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If you want the stripes to blend in more with your space, make sure you go for thinner stripes rather than bold striking thick forms. Clearly, thinner stripes will be less noticeable whereas thick stripes can easily be too distracting!

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+++++Even though many people lean towards using wallpapers when they want b&w stripes, I love to have them painted as well.

This way, you can easily customise your stripes. You don't need to make them all uniform, instead the design could be done with varying thicknesses and in different shapes.

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No matter how,I definitely believe in the aesthetic power of stripes especially if they are in BLACK and WHITE.


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PLUS, any colour will work great with black and white , so DO NOT FEAR, a striped wall or ceiling will never dominate your overall colour theme.Just add any accessories,fabrics or even furniture made of red,purple,blue or green and you will see how both black and white stripes will further complement your choice of colours.

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So, go ZEBRA!!!


WALL PANELLING

Today, I want to share one of my favourite architectural details:

***WALL PANELLING and MOLDINGS***


Wallpapers and decorative paint are always common methods used by many to create interesting walls. However, I almost always prefer to use wall panelling if there is enough room and budget to give that extra something special...

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First of all,it brings a whole new personality to a wall.And the freedom of design lets me customise it however I want . Divisions , colours and details can all be personalised. That is why, in the end it is a wall with a CHARACTER!!!

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One can go ahead and panel all the walls of a room or make an accent wall by moulding only one.For instance, let's say you want  a statement wall, I suggest dressing a big dining wall, an entry wall or a bedroom headboard wall.

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Corridors, long entryways and powder rooms usually have less windows,therefore the abundance of empty wall spaces lets panelling add depth and interest.An ordinary hallway or a foyer can easily turn into a space of attraction if dressed with unique wall panels.

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Panelling is a great way to express your own style. You can choose to keep it simple and have it painted with light colours or you can easily spoil your walls by using gold accents and Renaissance style details.

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---Bold and dark colours with defined mouldings are also a great way to accent.---

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Although there are classic ratios for subdivisions , one can easily set the tone by altering the common use.The bigger top piece stacked on top of a shorter piece creates the illusion of a higher ceiling, so it is quite often the preferred kind. Yet, even spaced linear or square divisions can easily make your wall appear wider and longer as well.

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By the way, don't ever panic about losing wall space for artwork, mirrors or even wallpapers. All is possible no matter how dressed your wall is. A major piece of art or even a gallery wall can still be a point of attraction, or a wall covering can easily multiply the feeling of warmth.

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SO, Don't Hesitate and feel what you really want in order to reflect yourself on your walls...

 

BEFORE AND AFTER

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One summer ago, a friend of mine and her husband stepped into the office for a bedroom makeover. As I remember then, their major intention was to join the old balcony to the room. By the way, they were expecting their second daughter who was about to be born in a month and YES of course they were in a RUSH❗️

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The initial plan was to get rid of the old balcony walls and windows and plan a bigger space. So, we decided to keep the flooring to save ourselves some time and money to splurge on the wallpaper and fabrics...

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Another major concern was the poor organisation of their old wardrobe! Sliding doors were not practical for the working couple!Nothing was quite visible and morning dressing ritual was a burden !!!

Therefore, we designed an open walk in closet space for their individual needs.

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After planning the fundamental pieces of the bedroom, we still had more space to play around with!Balcony had a nice view and nobody could resist sitting by those windows.SO, we designed a built in seating arrangement and had it custom made to fit our new space.Frankly, I believe the comfy window seat is the reason why the young couple spend so much time in their new bedroom😊

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The old balcony floor had ceramics and no new hardwood floor would match the old one.

That is why, we went ahead and changed it with a wall to wall carpeting for a cosier feel.


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As the couple desired to sleep facing the windows, we designed a double duty closet door as a bed headboard with MDF backing.And then, we dressed it with the cutest wallpaper which I really fell in love with😍 Seriously,the YELLOW in the paper was our sunny inspiration for the remaining selections of fabrics and accessories.

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Despite the crazy humid and hot weather and strict working hours implied by the neighbors,we were lucky enough to finish every detail before the new member of the family arrived👏👏