Turgot Paris Map or Wainscoting…which would you choose?
I’ve been out of town for a couple of weeks so there has been no decorating going on in the new dining room. That is probably a good thing because it has given me a chance to think about my options and change my mind dozens of times.
I’ve finally narrowed down my design choices to two options, here is where I need your help.
First, Is this huge Turgot Plan de Paris Map I’ve owned for a couple of years. It is in 25 sections and can be attached to the wall with wallpaper paste or attached to a board and framed. When I say huge, I mean 98″x63″!
I would love to trim the wall like the picture above but believe it is beyond my DIY skills.
Source Restoration Hardware
Paris Map is unique and will be a focal Point
Large enough to cover the wall so no other wall décor.
Room is narrow and no furniture would be required.
Existing wall color works well with map
Could not place even the narrowest piece of furniture on this wall.
Wainscoting will not work
Not sure how it will look with current décor
My second option is board and batten with art above. I am also considering stenciling the wall above the board and batten like this pretty dining room at Designing On The Side
Can change look easily with new art.
Board and Batten will match kitchen island.
Will add architectural interest
Work involved in installing board and batten and stenciling.
Room will need repainted a new color for contrast with the white wainscoting.
Art and furniture needs to be purchased
If you are not familiar with our home I want to show you my style. This is how the dining room looks now with the wall down and….
the family room which opens into the dining room.
and the kitchen which can be seen from the dining room and family room.
So many of you are ultra, ultra talented at decorating so I know you will help me decide what direction to go with the dining room. It’s okay if you don’t like either option, just tell me what you think.
I look forward to hearing from you and getting this room decorated. Thanks for your help!