Today’s post is a focus on a staff favorite that was completed earlier this week. This occasional chair supported by a detailed walnut frame, was re-upholstered with Kravet’s Best of Versailles Velvet II blue fabric with a double welt trim. Its color is bold and vivid, and will be an immediate standout in any room.
And the fun doesn’t stop there (it would be an incredibly short post if it did). We challenged a member of our staff to chooser her favorite wall coverings that would best compliment the occasional. Statement pieces capture the attention of every guest that walks into the room and draws their eyes to a particular space. The rest of the decor should compliment this effect and refrain from fighting for attention.
When searching for the perfect backdrop or wall covering for our occasional, Debra provided the following suggestions to those wanting to take the challenge themselves:
1. Colors – Silver and Yellow are her favorites for this piece. You can go blue, but make it a perfect match to the color of the fabric.
2. Go modern – the chair’s detailed wooden frame provides it with a traditional look. To keep the room from looking dated add designs and textures that are more current.
3. Keep away from detailed designs – The wall covering shouldn’t be your focus, the chair has taken that duty. By avoiding sharp and defined lines, geometric shapes, you allow the wall to fade into the background, and keep the room from looking too busy.
Top 3 picks:
1. Villa Rosa from Villa Rosa AG90202
The watercolors allow the wall paper to blur from view, and the blue and greens bring a natural complement to the blue and brown of the chair.
2. Paisley Damask from Bali BL40502
We might have ventured away from our third suggestion a bit (and we will again!), but it’s for good reason. There is a lot going on in this paisley designed wall covering, but the white mutes the silver details so much that you would need your nose to touch the wall before those details could capture your eye.
3. Bohemian Citrine from Boho Chic BC 81303
The same mindset was followed when choosing her last choice. The color, Bohemian Citrine, does well to not be as bright as yellow, and not as bold as gold. It’s a happy medium that would be the perfect backdrop to our blue occasional and a perfect accent wall for the space.