Help Up With Our Big White Wall?

Help Up With Our Big White Wall?

Aaron Able
Feb 16, 2010

Q: Our Miami house has loft-like exposed beams with very high ceilings. We love the space, but are in a design-dilemma with what to do with the wall with the TV. he wall is so tall that everything is dwarfed beneath it. While we don't want to clutter the wall with shelves or lots of competing visuals, it needs help. I've considered wall decals, painting part of it, wood wall applications, wall paper and just can't decide what to do because the wall is so central to the space that it needs to be something chic and great. Help!…

Sent by Ana

… We ordered a new console in walnut that will house the electronics and hide the electrical cords. The new console is about the same size — width and length — but will be wall mounted. Also, if anyone is wondering about the floating mirror — that too was a design dilemma. I purchased it to go on the wall next to the windows but the reflection was boring and it did nothing for the space at that angle. So, we caddy cornered it for now though I think it looks a bit odd off the ground.

Attached are pictures of the wall from different angles and of the hallway adjacent to the wall where some design ideas are also much needed. I have 2 Eames plywood chairs there in pony hide and was thinking of adding a Eames walnut stool somewhere in that space b/c I can't decide if the space simply looks too spartan. What do you think? Thank you so much for your help!

Ana of the Big White Wall in Miami

Editor: Your wall needs a focal point! And in such a cavernous space, this means something BIG. I would start by thinking about large scale artwork or patterned textiles stretched on a frame. If cost is an issue, think about an object that is large that could be hung as artwork — I've always wanted to hang an old ping-pong table on the wall as art. Anyone else?

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