The Initial Concept
We took the concept, and applied it to our floorplan; unfortunately, the design didn't work as well as we thought it would. We liked the idea of the diamonds, and somehow wanted to incorporate that into our overall theme. We attempted several sketches using several variations of the diamond theme...different types of diamond patterns, different sized diamonds, diamonds inset within larger diamonds, staggered diamonds with square accents...nothing really stood out like we wanted.
Something Entirely Different
So we took that idea and came up with several variations to see if any of them stood out and gave us that 'pop' that we wanted.
It was less 'sketch-like', so it would be easier to paint. It still possessed a lot of the theme ideas that we wanted, and the linear accents along the side made it stand out; however, it was STILL a little too 'busy' for our liking. We wanted an elegant looking hallway, but didn't want the paint job to overpower the rest of the upstairs.
Well, it looked good, but still might be a bit much. Well, "what if we took out the middle design and just left the accents?" NOW we're getting somewhere. By removing the complex center design, leaving only the 'viny' accents, it created a very elegant, yet simple design that would give our hallway exactly what we wanted.