Introductory Offer… faux finish on an accent wall

This year’s show home, sponsored by Atlanta Home magazine, featured the transformation of a 1980s home into an updated treasure. Beginning with white walls throughout, the design team of Grayson Harris Interiors+ Design pushed the envelope of imagination.  At the end of a long catwalk overlooking the living area and resort-like backyard, was a vista that begged for special attention.  The wall was curved with a sloped ceiling. They wanted to celebrate its form as a stunning architectural feature. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Design Process:

Rather than viewing this wall as the END of a walkway, they recognized it as an extension of the master suite.  It became an invitation that announced you were about to experience something wonderful.  Recognized for their use of unexpected elements, Robert and Andrew explained that their inspiration for this accent wall was the artist Yves Klein who is famous for developing the powerful deep blue hue known as International Klein Blue (IKB).

My concern was that they may be referring to his well known Anthropometries series, where he used nude female models as “brushes!”  Fortunately, their vision was to utilize an artistic wall finish to create the appearance of a woven fabric that emphasized the architectural shape of the wall using this well known color with a design that would compliment the Tom Corbin bronze sculptures.

Achieving the depth and luminescence of IKB required 3 layers of different pigments. The color needed to be consistent with the custom translucent lattice screen over the bed.  The Crosshatch chandelier by Ironies hung prominently in the master.  Its organic texture was the inspiration for the design of the edges in the decorative wall finish.

This stunning hand painted wall finish was visible all the way from the lower level to the full length of the hallway.  It worked as the “introductory offer” to the imaginative design that was yet to be seen in the master bedroom.

Grayson Harris Interiors + Design

404-633-9600

robert@graysonharrisid.com

andrew@graysonharrisid.com

Architect: Rodolfo Castro

Castro Design Studio

404-514-7247

info@castrodesign.net

Builder: Tate Builders & Associates

404-843-3030

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