Saturday, January 26, 2008

Design Daydreams

While in the middle of exposing the brick along my stair wall I daydream design choices for my main room downstairs. The wallpapers at ferm-living are an idea to use in one of the coves in my room. It's not for a whole room, but I was thinking about building some built-in bookshelves and putting some ferm paper up behind it.

Also, I don't know what to do with a small arched cove in my brick wall. The brick is all exposed around it, but part of me thinks I may keep the cove drywalled/plastered. I kind of like the contrasting look, but am at a loss of how to trim it out - the engineer in me can't helping thinking like this. Pictures are forthcoming.


Aimee said...

I love the idea of accenting with wallpaper. I have plans to buy some wallpaper for the wall behind our master bed. Can't wait to see what you decide! :)

Jennifer said...

That paper would look so neat in a nook with a built in!

I would definitely leave the arched cove above the brick in plaster... the contrast will add to the interest. Could you trim it with a replica of existing trim? I'd love to see a picture of what you are deciding on with this, too.

Corey said...

jennifer - as you can see by the latest post, the plaster is staying. The existing is in such poor condition, and not a good size so that won't work. Looks like I'll be getting creative. :)