This is a follow up to my previous post about the changes coming to the living room. I have to say, I'm so sorry for those bad graphics I made. It was quite embarrassing, and not being able to give you a nice idea of what I had in mind felt even worse. Anyways, I also had a good laugh. :)
I'm sure the beautiful inspiration below is going to give you a much better idea of what I'm talking about.
I decided to start this new post with the picture of the living room dressed for Fall last year.. The old windows did a great job filling up that big wall, but after having them for a couple of years, I decided it was time for them to go.
This is a wide view of how the room looks now. My first thought was to make it my home office.
And my mind went immediately to Sarah's home office. I adore this space!
|Life On Virginia Street Home Office Makeover|
But, after much consideration, it was decided to better accommodate the contiguous dining room as an office and leave the living room alone.
Living Space from Studio McGee
I think making the grids big, it's the best bet, it doesn't feel busy.
Sitting Room from Remodelista
This is the other idea I had for that big wall: Vertical board and batten from the floor to the ceiling.
Again, a simple mirror or picture centered on the wall is all that's needed because the wall treatment fills those empty spaces.
Girl Room with Board and Batten Strips from Bungalow Blue Interiors
Same idea, but in a little girl's room.
Office Updates from Emily Clark
I really love the idea of build-ins, as Stacey pointed out.
Office/Dining Room space from House Beautiful
And I think I'm going for them in the dining room, leaving a bench in the middle for dining room usage.
Dining Room from Jane Lockhart Interior Design
Same idea but in a wall like mine, without a window in between the bookcases.
Dining Room Build-ins from Tiek Built Homes
Here one more, this is the style I'm most likely to follow.
This last picture, is my inspiration for the door trim. I like its simplicity and the fact that it's almost the same style as the trim done to the windows in the dining room.
Well, there you have it. I think this was much better than my previous post. :D
So what do you think? Square or vertical board and batten?
Thanks so much everyone!