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JUL-AUG 2019

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G R E AT E R N A S H V I L L E H O U S E & H O M E & G A R D E N ™ 40 has no architectural interest, says Jones. "We love wallpaper, as it is easier to change than perhaps pung stone or wood on your walls." When an accent wall is not done right, it can make a space look choppy or like an aerthought, according to Ray. "Some good loca•ons for accent walls are bedroom headboard walls, bathroom vanity walls, bathroom tub walls, foyer/entry walls, and even the backside of kitchen islands," she says. Paint, wallpaper, or shiplap works great in bed- rooms and entries, says Ray. "Fun bold •le works well in bathrooms. And shiplap or funky •le will offer a durable and stylish op•on on islands," re- ports Ray. "Paint is oen the most common accent applica•on people gravitate toward, as it is the least expensive and easiest to change, but when designing we prefer materials that add color and texture." Agreeing that accent walls are a great way to ex- periment when it makes sense is Lewis. "An accent wall in a bedroom on the wall behind the head- board and focal walls in main spaces such as living room walls with fireplaces are among the most common spaces for experimenta•on," she says. "For those who would rather not paint an accent wall, we find that spaces such as guest bedrooms, dining rooms, and powder rooms are ideal for ex- periemen•ng with color, texture, and finish." Yoakum says some homeowners may accent a wall with paint or wallpaper, while others may choose wood walls for a natural feeling. "We also do tonal accent walls where we use moulding to create a design but paint it the same color as the walls," she says. "The only place I use 'accent walls' anymore is in bedrooms on the wall behind the bed," says Barne‹. "I use accent paint colors on ceilings, the backs of bookcases, in home office/libraries, and powder rooms instead." Some•mes called the "6th wall," the ceiling is also gaining a‹en•on. "Too many people forget that they can do something interes•ng on their ceiling. When you understand the visual effects of different color values you can create a very special place," says Jones. "More and more clients are ready to paint their ceilings, but are terrified of making the wrong paint color choice, which is why they bring me in," says Barne‹. "And for walls clients seem to want more applied molding on the walls instead of more paint colors. Board and ba‹en, shiplap, her- ringbone pa‹erns—these are popular. Homeown- ers want more texture, rathter than more color for those applica•ons." Repor•ng she gets a lot of requests to paint ceil- ings something other than white, Ray reports, "A dark color on a bedroom ceiling creates a cozy, in- Photos at top and middle, courtesy of The Decorologist. Photo at boom courtesy of PPG Paints.

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