Part of the inspiration revolved around using minimal tools and designing a wall without painting it, this is our first non-painted wall. We wanted to try something different using texture when we came upon the pink damask scrapbook paper.
Scrapbook paper was on sale so of course we took every last piece of it. The pink itself would have been too much so we picked up the beige color and created a checkerboard. We used wooden birdcage for tracing onto the beige paper.
The idea of using fabric for the bottom half of the wall was new to us but we went browsing through a fabric shop anyhow. When lo and behold we found this Asian inspired pink silk which just happened to be the last piece left on the bolt, and it was just fit the dimensions we needed!! Talk about a sign, I was not so sure that these patterns would work but I did want something “loud , bright and crazy” so I was hooked. One of the problems with our initial Sketch-Up design was that it started looking like an Ice Cream Parlor so this pink silk really took that idea out of the scenario.
A mixture of Asian elegance, traditional damask and trendy images brought to life the Pretty in Pink wall!
Getting prepared for the photo shoot…
And voila! the wall is done.
You can use as many different styles and patterns as you like, just remember to differentiate them using different scales and color tones. This was probably one of our boldest looks but hey when you are in your own house just having some fun and stretching the limits of what you thought you might do the sky is the limit!!
We definitely think this wall is so very “Pretty in Pink” 3 more challenges left:0