Enjoying the lighter, cleaner look of Stephen Sills, featured in the June, 2012 Elle Decor. Sills was requested by the client to "freshen up" the apartment, toning down the rather rich palette. Sills designed the living room's decorative wall treatments, a stencil repeated in various forms throughout.
The terra-cotta mirror frames and fireplace were painted and washed to add an instant softness.
The striped wallpaper offers a nice contrast, framing the view into the living room.
Sills often renders the walls with interesting treatments. One of my favorites is the subtle vertical striations below. Doing this with wallpaper would just not work, unless the wallpaper was completely custom created, with each panel slightly different.
What wall treatments do you prefer these days?