Thursday, August 18, 2011

Design Dilemma!

First off, I apologize for the quality of the photo. This is a cute little inlet in the corner of the living room. My problem is that I don't quite know what to do with it. Here are some options I have considered. Please share your thoughts, especially if you have another solution!

1. Leave it as is, with mirrors in the back and leave the shelving the same light oak wood color

2. Scrap the mirrors in the back and paint it all white, including the shelving

3. Put patterned wallpaper in the back to cover up the mirrors and paint the shelves white

4. Remove the shelves and the mirrors all together and use it as a regular alcove, possibly tiling the background.

I want to make it functional for either photos and accessories, or as a unique focal point to the living room space. I just can't decide!! Help???


its lovely here said...

I think either painting everything white or patterned wallpaper with white shelves would look great, esp. if the accessories you showcase provide pops of color! Another options would be to paint the back a solid color that pops, then the shelves white and showcase a collection of similar items if you have them...I remember seeing a photo of a white milk glass collection displayed in the same type of shelving and it looked really clean and modern.

DailyRX said...

ohhhh, my mom has the best collection of orange glassware. Wonder if she would be willing to give it up? Thanks for the suggestion!