Elixr Cafe: Wallpaper, Any Way You Like It
September 21, 2012 § 1 Comment
Many thanks to the talented team at Greensaw Design & Build who invited me to consult on the beautiful new Elixr space. I designed the wall treatments, which add a warm touch to the rustic, industrial-style cafe. I love how even a small amount of wallpaper can either dramatically, or subtly transform a space. For example, I chose a more delicate, lattice-style floral paper for use behind the coffee station, which beautifully blends in with the brick, wood, and coffee merchandise. However, on the entry wall, I wanted a bright, dramatic pattern to make a statement and set the tone for the space. Wallpaper can often be much more durable than paint, so it’s helpful to remember that it doesn’t always have to be noisy and colorful, it can be more quiet and subtle.
In the bathroom, I hand applied a geometric pattern using warm tones to create a homey, welcoming atmosphere without it feeling too decorated or dramatic. The pattern fades in and out of sight, which adds to it’s character and subtle complexity.