The basement renovation was an opportunity to remove the wallpaper to give the walls a clean paint surface. I was planning to paint it the same color as the surrounding area - warm taupe-gold. And then, something happened! I started noticing some of the GREAT wallpapers being used in show houses and decorating magazines. It seemed like a whole, clean new look and much more interesting than plain paint.
I visited our local Sherwin-Williams store's wallpaper corner section and took note of some of the interesting papers that are available. I waited until we selected the counter top (granite) and flooring (marble-looking white with hints of charcoal and pale gold) and cabinet color (charcoal) before returning to the store to look for options to present to my husband.
Yesterday, I brought home four books with about 18-20 choices - ranging from mostly taupe-gold patterns to bolder patterns with some charcoal black. I did not want a hard black so many of the otherwise wonderful black and white images didn't work.
|Some of the predominantly taupe/gold options - I liked them all!|
|I liked this pale gold with grey highlights a log (stick shows color paint being used in adjacent space).|
|Final choice - swirls of charcoal with some taupe-gold accents. The granite is not solid black, it has some greys and whites as accents.|
We are getting measurements to place the order as we speak. So, the only things left to select in the bathroom are the light fixtures and new glass shower stall. I call that progress!