One of the most critical techniques to make a room pop is by coloring in the walls, literally! A room may have a beautiful setting with timeless furniture and accessories and moldings, but if you don't start with an interesting backdrop, this pieces become impersonal - they could fit in any space.
I saw a lot of beautiful textured wall coverings in rooms this year at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Each room had a sense of theme because the walls (whether painted, laquered or papered) set the stage for the room.
Lets take a look at some of my favorite textured-walled rooms at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House of 2012...
The green lacquered ceiling by Thom Filicia made everything in the room illuminate to a much higher level.
Venetian plaster in Bunny Williams room is one of the most expensive yet beautiful wall treatments a home can have. As seen here in Raji RM & Associates room, Raji used venetian plaster to highlight the elegant library without stealing the show entirely.
Charles Pavarini III, was the king of drama this year! His Red, White and Black room really stole the show and it all started with his primary red lacquered walls.
Timothy & Associates Interior Design - This is the best venetian plaster I have ever seen!
Wood paneling wallpaper is always the easiest and sometimes cheapest way to create texture in a room. Love what Charlotte Moss did with these walls!
The tone on tone venetian plaster walls of different texture gave a beautiful formality to the traditional media room.
More lacquered walls by Mark Hampton LLC....
What is more fun and indestructible for a children's room than a wall they are actually ALLOWED to draw on by Andrew Tedesco?! The hallways leading to my Sleeping Beauty room was actually painted with a chalkboard finish that allows kids and adults alike to draw on their walls without getting in trouble!
Lastly the Sleeping Beauty room. Paint, glaze, stencil and bedazzle are the most personal way to create an imaginative playground for your little loved one. Here I stenciled flowers against a baby pink-painted/glazed wall and placed Swarovski crystals for the buds. Every princess deserves a castle, and their rooms are the most sacred place of them all.
Try adding texture to your walls! Remember nothing is permanent when it comes to wall treatments, so have fun! Try some DIY tricks like stenciling the way I did!
Additional information on Rooms by ZoyaB is available at www.RoomsByZoyaB.com or call 212-726-0006.
Additional information on the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and the Decorator Show House is available at www.kipsbay.org and 212-755-5733.