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The Element that Always Makes the Room

Friday March 9, 2018
By: Nancy Mitchell

If you're looking to make a really big statement, to make a dramatic, unforgettable space with one single element, allow me to let you in on a little (well, actually quite large) secret: wallpaper murals.

If big art is what you want, why not turn an entire wall into a piece of art? These overscale features, while seemingly daring, are more and more becoming a norm, and I love the look. Here are some of my favorite examples of murals—a fantastic way to make any room, no matter how humble, a showstopping space.



Above: In this Paris home from The Socialite Family, dark trim and a dark sofa complement a dramatic mural. Limiting the other objects in the room to a fairly simple palette keeps the focus on the wall.

Long before they were mass market, murals were masterpieces handpainted in place, like the Gracie wallcovering in the formal dining room of this New Orleans home featured in Architectural Digest.

Read full and original article here.
TAGS: Home Design, Wall Mural
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