Wednesday, May 5, 2010

loving some wall textures...

Italian Marie Claire

Douglas Freidman Photography




Martha Stewart


Douglas Freidman Photography

28 comments:

Privet and Holly said...

I was just about to shut down here and go wake up the kids....but then saw you'd made a new post....had to see it. I LOVE these wall treatments! I mean, CRAZY love them. I'm going to save these images and pour over them again, later. Thanks and have a {GRAY}T day! xx P&H

Willow Decor said...

What beautiful rooms! I especially like the last photo with the distressed walls - I love the worn look with the bowl of shiny ornaments. It is a beautiful contrast.
xx-Gina

cityfarmer said...

my head is exploding again ... you do this to me everytime I visit here ....

in my arsenol I have a paint technique like the last image .... grit and grunge, I call it

Happy Mother's Day

Anne said...

Wow, that first image knocked me out! I love everything there-- the walls, the windows, the chandelier, the curtains. Good stuff, great texture. xo,
Anne

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Textured walls can sometimes end up looking dated, but these are amazingly gorgeous. Particularly the last image, it somehow manages to look old and worn yet beautifully fresh.
Janell

shari @ little blue deer said...

LOVE that look! I am crazy about the industrial look, when it's combined with elegant touches like these, it is such a showstopper! Wish I lived in a loft...

The Zhush said...

The artwork and bowl full of ? something really cool(last image) don't know what? are my faves!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

The texture in these rooms is so lovely. First pic is my fave.

Haven and Home said...

I wonder how I could do this in my own house. I don't think it has the architecture to do it but I love these!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Call me crazy but the last two images almost read as a toile to me??? Beautiful post, as always!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Love, love that last picture. I am a new follower! Love your style.

24 Corners said...

We had "glue walls" (images 1,3,4,5) in our previous house...so loved them. Thinking we were going to be remodeling soon, we stripped off the old wallpaper in the dining room and underneath was the most amazing color and texture from the old dried paste. We ended up living with it for 10 years and tried desperately to think of a way to save the walls for our new house to no avail.

So to achieve this look...put up some wallpaper and after 30 or so years...peel it off and vuala, it's there!

Leah said...

Wow it really adds a lot to a room! Great finds!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

my fav is the second picture. they look like concrete-very industrial.

Sketch42 said...

Omg... Heaven.

Kristin said...

WOW. I am seriously in love with the texture of the walls in the second photo. Fabulous!

It's me said...

It;s great !!!

Beautiful..................hugs from Ria

Harmoni og Kontrast said...

Loooooove it!! And thanks a lote for the credit:-) Hugs from Laila

Sarah B said...

They're so unusual, aren't they? I like the concrete look for an office or public space the best :)

Splendid Willow said...

Mmmmm!!! Nice post, Donna! I love when you put together collections like that based on a one theme.

The last wall is stunning. Do I now need to rethink my white wall for the bedroom?????!!!!

Love, Mon

Marija said...

I can't figure out that last one - though I love it so much! Is it natural patine? Paint? Wallpaper? I want to know how to do that...

Leslie, Lemon Sweet Life said...

Gorgeous photos!! I especially like the first one's windows!! So pretty!

TwoMaisons said...

So Great! The walls set the stage.

Mélanie A. said...

Love them !These walls have atmosphere

Jules said...

what a beautiful post! love the "unfinished" look of these spaces!

clustres said...

That last photo-those walls-I guess just scraped off wallpaper? Love it!

Leigha said...

Love, love, love them!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

nothing makes me happier that rammed concrete. you've made my day, love that image. jx