I love me a good salon wall. I haven't put one up yet in our new place (we had one in our old apartment) because plaster walls make them considerably more difficult to install, and because I wasn't sure where the best place for one would be. I've been thinking about what to do with my office/ library/ art & craft space, and I think it might be the best place for it. Because this room is almost completely open to the dining room I've been having a tough time deciding what to do with it. I think what will be best for this room (though suggestions are always welcome) is to paint the ceiling the same pale blue as the dining room to have some continuity. I think the walls should just be white (probably decorators white by BM) to be a clean neutral backdrop for all of the many "things" in the room. The wall behind my desk I think would make a good spot for a salon wall. That way it will provide some interest when viewed from the dining room and should distract a bit from the inevitable clutter that will be on my desk. Here's how it looks now (see, clutter)
I found this picture in an Apartment Therapy house tour and loved that they had created a sort of salon wall using picture hooks and some sort of cord. Apparently there is hope for my plaster walls! I'm going to try to find a white cord so that it isn't too distracting from the art itself.
When any of this will actually get done is quite another story. With two jobs, bellydance lessons, wedding planning and this intensive leadership program that I am enrolled in. I'm not sure when any of this is going to happen.