Never Say Never – Part Deux
Speaking of Never Saying Never, I want to discuss accents walls for a moment. In almost every circumstance, I would bellow a loud NOOOOO to anyone who asks about doing an accent wall. Not to be too polarizing here, but I think accent walls are terrible, horrible, no good, very bad things.
However, recently I have been thinking of doing something unique to one of my kitchen walls. Dare I even whisper, accentish…?! The horror. But I can’t get it out of my head that putting a really fantastic wallpaper on my big wall above the banquette would be bananas. In a good way.
|From Brian Atwood's Milan apartment via Elle Decor|
So, speaking of bananas, I have coveted this Martinique wallpaper for ages. I am pretty sure it is because it reminds me of the feel of a Florida room my aunt had in her wonderous mansion when I was a kid. In my mind, it was this Palm Beach style sunroom but upon further reflection it might have even been the dining room…Anyway, I love it.
I am thinking this would be awesome along the big wall in my bright kitchen.
|ignore the stuff on the walls - coming down|
The banquette cushions are a black faux leather with contrasting green welt as you can see below. Ignore the pinkish stuff.
|Nicky Hilton's breakfast room - from Domino, I think|
|From the Fountain Coffee Room at The Beverly Hills Hotel|
I love the white space - not quite as overwhelming.
|more white space at top via House Beautiful|
Or am I totally bonkers bananas?! Now I find myself begrudgingly saying Never say Never to an accent wall, of all things!
kisses, mrs. V