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Elegance & Decay

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ldbelmont wrote:
How do you obtain the wall effects and what other colors would you recommend to do this same style of walls for a teen girl?
   Comment   August 18, 2011
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This wall effect would be best done by a faux finisher with great experience. It's not easy to get this old, crusty appearance! For a teenage girl, I think this is a lot of visual noise, but if she's into the romantics and can keep the rest of her room soft and casually neat, this could be sweet. You just wouldn't want to go to all this trouble and then cover it up with posters.
October 10, 2011 at 6:50am   
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gazorna wrote:
I'd love to know more about the lamp fixture.
   Comment   August 16, 2013
thinlizzy wrote:
How do you create the shelfing?
   Comment   August 22, 2011

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Here is a more textured room which has a bit of the opposite problem from the first photo - it has a lot of the vintage and not enough of the modern to make it true bohemian chic. Nevertheless it is also a good start in creating this type of space. The old bed, the knick knacks and the various tables and stools could easily be updated with some vintage fabric to bring the room together and to modernize it while keeping the old pieces in place. I know that the antique walls here are part of the room's look but I'd love to see some bold wallpaper or fabric added to bring color to the room.
This room, with its peeling paint and haphazard elegance, is the epitome of "treasured."
Niche Interiors added this to How to Achieve the Bohemian Effect
Texture is a great way to add dimension to a space and let the history shine through. While the walls in this room aren't for everyone, you can use a similar effect on wood furniture to get the lived-in vibe.

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reemsowais added this to fusion
April 11, 2014
Wall texture
skitz26 added this to skitz26's Ideas
January 7, 2014
Worn look
Andrew Blacker added this to VICTORIA
August 2, 2013
Paint for dining room?
Jody Frost added this to jody_frost's Ideas
June 16, 2013
love the elegant decay...!
babykate added this to wicker
June 11, 2013
old world look
crowsnestinc added this to crowsnestinc's Ideas
May 19, 2013
The beautiful meeting of rustic, and elegant:)
3616_visionaryresidence added this to 3616_visionaryresidence's Ideas
April 23, 2013
decay uplifts my mind
christina5977 added this to heritage center ideas
April 4, 2013
weathered walls
mregino added this to bedroom inspirations
March 12, 2013
like the vintage, worn look to the walls
michelle15ranelli added this to Ideas
March 8, 2013
the grren in the back w my colors
marykate_schneider added this to marykate_schneider's Ideas
February 12, 2013
The texture.
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January 27, 2013
dkirico
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January 25, 2013
chipped paint walls
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January 17, 2013
Paint for dining room
chrisbush added this to chrisbush's ideas
January 12, 2013
i want a rock floor in bedroom and bathroom
Kiowa Ganesha added this to kiowa_ganesha's ideas
January 12, 2013
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angdixon added this to angdixon's ideas
December 20, 2012
The weathered walls
hfax added this to hfax's ideas
December 7, 2012
rustic
lilith1957 added this to lilith1957's ideas
November 7, 2012
Love the rustic look of the walls...
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October 7, 2012
gorg
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September 22, 2012
walls paint effects
Marcia added this to frenchhen's ideas
August 26, 2012
bohemian style
Alison Eby added this to Bohemian Room Ideas
August 12, 2012
Rustic and Artsy, reminds me of the unbearable lightness of being, needs a hat stand with a top hat on it
lynnessa added this to lynnessa's ideas
August 6, 2012
old faded walls
haleylovehh33 added this to haleylovehh33's ideas
July 30, 2012
over all style
Adele Ng added this to adele_ng's ideas
July 13, 2012
textures
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July 1, 2012
textures in bedroom
sidney234 added this to sidney234's ideas
June 30, 2012
Vintage feel
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May 17, 2012
Bed
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May 14, 2012
Cuban
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April 24, 2012
Elegance and decay
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April 15, 2012
Mr
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April 12, 2012
Rustic walls
Kerri added this to Bedroom
April 12, 2012
italian
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April 6, 2012
the walls
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April 4, 2012
B
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April 1, 2012
Walls
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April 1, 2012
Love.
cynthia773 added this to cynthia773's Favorites
March 28, 2012
Treasurr
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March 18, 2012
bedding
wildchild716 added this to wildchild716's ideas
March 5, 2012
light fixture doors
hayley1018 added this to hayley1018's ideas
March 1, 2012
love the walls
Abby Koeppe added this to abby_koeppe's ideas
February 29, 2012
everything
hnholbrook added this to hnholbrook's ideas
February 7, 2012
THE WALL TREATMENT!!
lezone added this to Interior Design
February 5, 2012
Rustic
angiemize added this to angiemize's ideas
January 29, 2012
Ivy
Samantha added this to boho ideas
January 26, 2012
distressed paint, worn light fixture, feeling of warmth
Wendy Hallgren added this to wendy_hallgren's ideas
January 9, 2012
I think I like EVERYTHING!
Judy Nini added this to Furniture and decor
January 2, 2012
Wow, wonder how this will look with super modern exterior
annaxlee added this to bedroom inspiration
January 2, 2012
lovely atmosphere
Glory added this to sophisticated bohemian bedroom inspiration
January 1, 2012
Worn texture on walls, lived in and old. Very pretty.
sarahbrumwell added this to sarahbrumwell's ideas
December 21, 2011
rustic
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December 15, 2011
the atmospere..
Madison Hally added this to Rooms
December 11, 2011
bohemian bedroom
allinpink added this to allinpink's ideas
December 5, 2011
Everything
dimitram added this to dimitram's ideas
December 4, 2011
vintage!!!!! love it!!!
mpetrie added this to mpetrie's ideas
November 23, 2011
too shabby for Petsie but something about it I like
taoser added this to taoser's ideas
November 23, 2011
pieced floor (
butterfly_moshpitts added this to butterfly_moshpitts's ideas
November 20, 2011
vintagee... i laike it
kikikoona added this to kikikoona's ideas
November 17, 2011
rustic
vikdis added this to vikdis's ideas
November 11, 2011
love !!!
dimsumblow added this to Decor
November 8, 2011
Texture, colour
jlkageyama added this to jlkageyama's ideas
October 22, 2011
boho bedroom colors
mbert added this to bedroom
October 20, 2011
fightclub chic. Lol.
blooming1995 added this to ideas
October 10, 2011
the peeled paint and more elegant old rustic paris feel
nocookiecutter added this to nocookiecutter's ideas
September 24, 2011
Distressed walls
thirstycamel added this to thirstycamel's Favorites
September 10, 2011
Rustic cool
ramona427 added this to ramona427's ideas
August 27, 2011
UNIQUE
thinlizzy added this to thinlizzy's ideas
August 22, 2011
Wall colour,shelfing,rustic appeal
kawabmoto added this to kawabmoto's Favorites
August 20, 2011
Paint treatment
hooch added this to bedroom
July 25, 2011
love this paint. maybe for bathroom or formal dinning.
kezviola added this to Shabby chic
July 24, 2011
elegant shabby
Leah added this to general design
July 21, 2011
beautiful decay
rediheadacp added this to rediheadacp's ideas
July 16, 2011
Love this bedroom
earthangelvivi added this to earthangelvivi's ideas
July 12, 2011
The rustic textures vintage wood bed frame hanging fixture Very romantic in a bygone era
katethegrape added this to katethegrape's ideas
July 9, 2011
love the walls
daniobuckley added this to daniobuckley's ideas
June 30, 2011
I want to live here.
amongthewildflowers added this to things i like
June 28, 2011
Loveee this! Except the floor.
bigmonkey added this to bigmonkey's Favorites
June 26, 2011
The walls are a great concept
aalexiscp added this to aalexiscp's Favorites
June 24, 2011
So boho
adrienne123 added this to adrienne123's ideas
June 21, 2011
Totally me!
maryelizabethhendon added this to maryelizabethhendon's ideas
June 18, 2011
everything.
whatshername123 added this to whatshername123's ideas
June 18, 2011
The old feel of it makes it a homey space.
Krista Lewis added this to dream house ideas :)
June 15, 2011
another beautiful bedroom ♥
seraph added this to seraph's ideas
June 15, 2011
the walls!!!
samgreen21 added this to samgreen21's ideas
June 12, 2011
the old charming feel, the messy sheets, and the simplicity of living
koerwitz added this to koerwitz's ideas
June 12, 2011
overall feel of room
darlenygq added this to spaces
May 21, 2011
I dream of a place like this...shabby at its best!
a1icat added this to Bedroom Ideas
May 10, 2011
Spindly furniture; comfy looking
Alexis Mockabee added this to alexis_mockabee's ideas
May 6, 2011
the whole room it give off a sence of french hotel kinda but still elegent to the eye
Dave Gravina added this to beach hous
May 2, 2011
rambling!
kaidac added this to Bath -beautiful details
April 20, 2011
ok, i LOVE THE WALLS!!!!!
k_rinke added this to k_rinke's Favorites
April 16, 2011
anthropology room
mduerden added this to mduerden's ideas
April 15, 2011
not sure what I like, but drawn to it nonetheless
oh_livia added this to Bohemian Bedrooms
April 11, 2011
There is always a certain air of shabbiness to bohemian rooms. It makes you feel welcome, like someone actually lives there and it isn't some magazine shot.
frenchygonzalez added this to bedroom
April 10, 2011
terrible!
justmikaela added this to justmikaela's ideas
April 10, 2011
somber, dilapidated, yet so much character
teddee1 added this to teddee1's ideas
April 10, 2011
Authentic Bohemian atmosphere. You couldn't replicate those walls if you tried.
tsopher added this to Favorites
March 31, 2011
Patina!
iamboomer added this to iamboomer's Favorites
March 27, 2011
Style
karenenthoven added this to karenenthoven's ideas
March 18, 2011
boho chic
criddle added this to Room
March 9, 2011
Beautiful dilapidated paint, great decor.
egerdco added this to Bedroom
February 18, 2011
camryn
jldubs added this to jldubs's new room
February 17, 2011
wall texture, furniture
trevellion70 added this to trevellion70's ideas
February 7, 2011
all I wanna do is draw and f***
LOIS added this to purple572002's ideas
February 6, 2011
Old world.
missklw added this to missklw's ideas
February 3, 2011
distressed loft like walls
missyasmith724 added this to Missy's ideas
February 2, 2011
Paint finish is AWESOME
lbowker added this to lbowker's Favorites
February 2, 2011
Heart
Grace Douglas added this to gracielane's ideas
February 2, 2011
mega distressed
vintagedreamer added this to vintagedreamer's ideas
January 30, 2011
Cozy and livable.
Sarah added this to scottishpoodle's bedroom ideas
January 30, 2011
vintage, old feel.
renee21898 added this to renee21898's ideas
January 27, 2011
Love the colors
supernatureself added this to my next place
January 27, 2011
in the large space, the smaller furniture (save the bed) really make an impact in creating an open environment. the varied wood colors and styles are eclectic and casual with a certain elegance. the colors don't necessarily match but coordinate well. the aged look of everything makes it look ramtic and timeless
sesavoie added this to house
January 26, 2011
bed, doors
gabmonty added this to gabmonty's ideas
January 19, 2011
I love how distressed everything is, makes it look lived in and homey
Ivy B Photography added this to bedrooms
January 19, 2011
love everything about this!
anniehutchins1228 added this to anniehutchins1228's ideas
January 19, 2011
bed placement
antigone added this to antigone's ideas
January 15, 2011
this reminds me of my visit to the Bloomsbury group home in England. Perfect example of bohemian
bhandelin added this to bhandelin's BEDroom ideas
January 14, 2011
add panels around room for more architectural interest
Catherine Peevey added this to kbrown5283's ideas
January 11, 2011
i love this walls, architecture
cheeka added this to cheeka's ideas
January 8, 2011
Okay this makes me totally perky! Yum!
chemma137 added this to chemma137's Favorites
January 4, 2011
Wall color
shirazfiona added this to shirazfiona's ideas
December 23, 2010
colours
hbrooks4 added this to hbrooks4's ideas
December 20, 2010
bed
Kristy Farrell added this to essexgirl2286's ideas
December 16, 2010
portugal sexy
ammrdh added this to ammrdh's ideas
November 26, 2010
distressed walls
pirnau99 added this to pirnau99's Favorites
November 14, 2010
old
Au Tana added this to autana's Favorites
November 12, 2010
So chic
Kristin Potenti added this to Bedroom
October 23, 2010
The entire space is amazing!
beachgirl6264 added this to beachgirl6264's ideas
October 23, 2010
love the feel and the contrasts
kendra dixon added this to Kitchen
October 13, 2010
weaathered walls
chamil added this to chamil's ideas
October 6, 2010
the whole thing
nickiburt added this to nickiburt's ideas
September 29, 2010
antique barn
armstar added this to Ideabook For My New Old House
September 16, 2010
I wonder if I take off that not cute wallpaper, if the walls could look this cool under there?
Kendall Tooker added this to desk
August 29, 2010
everything
0mab0st0n added this to 0mab0st0n's bedroom ideas
August 26, 2010
sewing machine
piper_says added this to Bedroom- Bburn
August 26, 2010
cool look
Oskar Larsson Furniture added this to danielzyjer's ideas
August 23, 2010
the bohemian rustic feel
pinksmish added this to pinksmish's ideas
August 22, 2010
love the decay!
megumi added this to megumi's ideas
August 20, 2010
totally vintage
Sylvia added this to bedroom
August 13, 2010
this is just awesome
aymok added this to aymok's Favorites
August 5, 2010
Floor
saraisprincess added this to Shabby Chic
August 2, 2010
distressed look
wandi added this to wandi's ideas
July 31, 2010
fabulous decaying room
sun5hin3daydream added this to sun5hin3daydream's ideas #1
July 25, 2010
nice
onalae added this to onalae's ideas
July 25, 2010
the walls and found objects
Anais added this to anaismc's ideas 1
July 23, 2010
intrighing
Laurie Cameron added this to bedroom
July 20, 2010
parisian bedroom style - not minimal modern!
beverlyparschauer added this to beverlyparschauer's Favorites
July 16, 2010
Great old paimt
ellechan added this to ellechan's Favorites
July 13, 2010
Faded Border color
lizabethjo added this to gigi bedroom
July 13, 2010
ooooooh, pretty walls
greenbergeag added this to greenbergeag's Favorites
July 11, 2010
scale
pianoismymusic added this to A Bit of Me
July 6, 2010
If you've seen Moulin Rouge, this looks exactly like Ewan McGregor's character's room. The aged look really works well.
falsememoirs added this to falsememoirs's ideas
July 4, 2010
amazing.
kpijanowski added this to kpijanowski's ideas
June 27, 2010
antique feel
books added this to books's ideas
June 25, 2010
the old fashioned look
chredesigner added this to carlynhansen's ideas
June 20, 2010
shabby chic
marysdottir added this to marysdottir's ideas
June 20, 2010
stunning
carol added this to inspiration
June 20, 2010
i love the imperfections..so interesting and comfortable
Margaret Everton added this to Refined Rawness
June 19, 2010
This is adding refinement to very raw bones. I love how the walls haven't been made over. There is a wonderful perfume shop in Florence that, in all of its refinement, has kept the damage on its worn, ancient walls, creating unexpected and authentic beauty.
regan added this to bedroom
June 9, 2010
LOVE THIS!
Sumita added this to mita's ideas
June 7, 2010
rustic.......
cutiemonster added this to cutiemonster's ideas
May 13, 2010
rustic/vintage
Laura V added this to tall_blonde's ideas
May 13, 2010
textured walls and antique furniture
woww added this to woww's ideas
May 9, 2010
love it bedroom
canspach added this to canspach's ideas
May 8, 2010
just love this!
bw7b6 added this to bw7b6's ideas
May 4, 2010
wall, decay
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May 4, 2010
walls
dirtmosaic added this to dirtmosaic's ideas
April 30, 2010
the color and rusticness
Angie McKinney added this to edenscottage's ideas
April 26, 2010
Love the effect the paint lends to the room.
housebunny22 added this to housebunny22's ideas
April 26, 2010
Another idea for the attic. Love this
Clarissa A. added this to morphoeugenia's ideas
February 1, 2010
beautiful and comfy bed, and again , would look great with lots of books.
hollymom added this to hollymom's ideas
January 29, 2010
walls
mnsteger added this to mnsteger's ideas
January 29, 2010
furniture, glass-paned doors, shutters
hbeydene added this to NYC APT
January 26, 2010
bohemian decadence
mareeangella added this to mareeangella's ideas
January 18, 2010
i have no idea what is it that i like about this but i love it
cre8beauty added this to cre8beauty's ideas
January 13, 2010
urban decay, elegant texture, room
Ashlee Rhatigan added this to Eclectic Chic
January 10, 2010
I am in LOVEEE with this room
gypsyhen added this to gypsyhen's ideas
January 10, 2010
treasured and weathered
blink_stitilis added this to blink_stitilis's ideas
January 8, 2010
The casual elegance, patina, antiques, the preciouslessness.
bridgetlcarey added this to bridgetlcarey's ideas
December 30, 2009
old and classic
Paraskevi Rigou added this to voula's ideas
December 27, 2009
it's elegant
XOJY added this to Cool walls
November 30, 2009
great job of distressing the walls
Fitzgerald Studio added this to Color and FAUX
November 29, 2009
amazing walls! Post industrial deconstructionist!
magda added this to Bohemian Style File
October 29, 2009
Color and texture. Depth and culture.
Vintage Renewal added this to Design Love
October 25, 2009
Just amazing!
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September 30, 2009
details of arch.
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September 30, 2009
Love love love
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September 8, 2009
The wall is amazing
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August 30, 2009
the decay
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August 9, 2009
old decay artful
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July 26, 2009
love
Sue Inabnitt added this to thegreatsuelini's ideas
July 17, 2009
the bohemian/rustic feel of the room, the detailed headboard, the lacy-doilies on the dark woods, the antique-looking pieces, the backless bookcase
meba added this to meba's ideas
June 22, 2009
love
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June 11, 2009
history age hideout treasures
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