Never Say Never - Accent Walls

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  


Sadie + Stella said...

So I just found your blog and I must say, I am in love! You are so witty and have great taste. Never a better combination. Never! And I will say never!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Aw shucks. Thanks! Big fan of yours as well!