This wavy wall was a visually dramatic answer to a client request for a unique and stylish 12′ tall focal fireplace wall within a family room space. The homeowner wanted a modern wall that would boldly define the style for the family room and adjacent areas. They wanted to accommodate a TV & linear fireplace, books and art objects, and convenient storage for coffee table clutter. They wanted a ‘Wow’.
Dated niches were removed & replaced with rows of 3-dimensional wavy panels made of 1/4″ rift cut walnut veneer over MDF. The 12′ tall wall now accommodates art objects, books and media equipment, and built-in LED lighting between the curved panels and along the ceiling line provides an ambient glow at night. A three-inch tall open space along the top of the waves allows for venting of fireplace heat into the room.
This custom design used the simplicity of bold forms and natural materials to create a focal wall with dynamic shape and movement. Due to the way the panels meet together, the shapes change when viewed from the left vs the right— one direction is an undulating flow and the other is more jagged and crisp.
Photography: Original Proof Photography