BLACK ON WHITE: Bold Artsy Walls

Beyond the beloved stripe…

How was your weekend? Mine was busy fun — hosted a brunch for a few friends, and had a blast at an engagement party for my sister-in-law. I also finally got to sift through the new Lonny magazine, and was excited most about a black tape installation in a white walled hallway. Then was reminded of other cool black on white wall treatments I’ve seen around. Would you ever do a bold, unconventional wall pattern in your home?

Blair Clarke's taped wall by Sun K. Kwak, Lonny, Sept/Oct 2011

[ Taped wall installation by Sun K. Kwak ]

Bergdorf Goodman painted hall via molly loot

[ At Bergdorf Goodman, via molly loot ]

Jennifer Ferreria

[ Jennifer Ferreira ]

Tenka Gammelgaard

[ Tenka Gammelgaard’s studio ]

Tenka Gammelgaard

This is the floor, but how cool — like spotted fur.

I am still considering doing something like this for our powder room — a blank canvas, waiting to be painted!

p.s. Couldn’t be happier about Modern Family, Mad Men AND Kate Winslet winning last night!

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. Love the bold walls…the third photo is one of my favs. I would love to do something like that but think it will have to wait until I have a place of my own and not renting ! Love the spotted floor as well.


  2. I realized recently that I’m better off leaving any bold patterns and colors to accessories rather than walls so I can change them out easily. Last year, I almost went with wallpaper and I’m so glad I didn’t. But powder rooms are great for this kind of thing!

  3. Loving the Jennifer Ferreira look. Reminds me of that Kelly Wearstler entry way (the pink one…you know which one I mean). I would totally do this in my home, if I had the right room. It’s only paint, why not??

  4. Loved the taped wall when I saw it in Lonny. I bet you could take a color you like and just splatter it like crazy in there and it would look awesome like that – huge horizontal splatters. Cover the floor first and the toilet and sink will be easy to wipe off! hahaha
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