One thing I love is wallpapering the back of bookshelves or furniture. Do you think that will help make it appear a bit more monochromatic and tie it together? Am I overthinking the need for order on these shelves?
Let's look at a few visuals.
Here is the right side on move in weekend:
The view of the den from the living room doors (a "real-life, non-styled" day in Aug) -- notice the blue in the breakfast room, but everything else is pretty beige:
View from the adjoining kitchen:
More what the mantel looks like now (although Raleigh painting is now framed and pumpkins are gone!)
Not too long ago I finally got the pillows made for my couch. The sample had been lying on the couch since Edenton Street!
I remembered a few weeks ago that I still had a big roll of grasscloth left over from when I wallpapered the back of my old den bookshelves. The background of the paper was a pretty green, but from more than a few feet away the paper came off looking brown, which didn't thrill me. From the renovations we have LOTS of paint in the basement so I decided to try painting the grasscloth for a free project.
The paint color is Benjamin Moore's Harbor Fog.
I've measured and painted three sections, but have only installed (aka scotch-taped) the bottom half of the right bookcases.
Grainy iPhone pic of how it stands right this minute.
What do you think? Go ahead and finish this project. For you non-UNC peeps, is it too much Carolina blue?