I think I thwarted my progress, or at least future progress.
I purchased some GG from a local AVS'er, and I planned up some time with flyguy340 to check out his room. Let's just say it's now gonna cost me some time and money, based on experiencing a really well put together room, similar to Cinamars and Redstripe88 builds. Now, don't get me wrong, I do/did have a plan, however, after experiencing that theater, I am definitely going to install some the key elements that I was able to observe and include them into my build.
There's just so many different options for every surface, and you really may forget some of those things you like, unless you seen them in action, but also , at a stage where you can still incorporate them, not realizing you may have liked a design element, but did not include the provisions, time, research, $ and materials into whatever it is you seen and now would like to have.
So with that said, I am definitely still going with mini columns, but also, going to incorporate more fabric treatments now, whereas i may have not done them at all previously, as per the original plan. Also, now planing on the baseboard/trim LED lighting that others have done. It just looks awesome. This will completely replace any step lighting i had previously planned.
Also, taking the time to realign my down lighting from the soffit into the proper locations between the columns, as before, I wasn't too concerned with location , as it was going to line up pretty well anyway. going to take more time on making sure all the measurements and layout are more precise going forward.
Star Ceiling by NightSkyMurals is absolutely astounding. Can not swing it for mine, but, if you can, do it. I still am planning the VETDRMS design for my ceiling.
One last thing. Sourcing materials is always a challenge. If you find something you like and know about it, share, as it may help others locate said items in the future, and save allot of hunting things down time. Thanks Jeremy! I really appreciate your help.
Current status 10-16
Drywall tape/float/texture and paint guys are gone. whew. definitely won't be hiring anything out in the near future. ugg. What a mess. cost me twice as much in paint, as the extra gallons ended up on the floor or on my wires, or on my trim. etc...etc... all the places OTHER than where it was suppose to go.
Tape/float = disappointment, texture = acceptable, Painters = very disappointed. I have determined that I will try my hardest to not hire, nor recommend, any builder grade level craft again, without references. In hind site, I should have done it all myself. Lesson Learned. I'm not saying you can't find quality contractors, I'm just saying the ones I chose, based on the fact they were working on a new build in the new neighborhood i live in, and they were familiar with the expected quality from the builder grade, was not a GOOD choice. I won't be making a that mistake again.
I am starting the soffit now. found some cold rolled channel for the attachment, but it's 16 gauge, so it's going to be difficult to work with, but should be solid when I finally get it installed.
Went with SW6258 Tri-Corn Black on the ceiling. I will be sticking with that. The walls are current painted the SW7073 Network Gray, but, not please with the shade or grey.
Decided I'm probably going to go with more fabric wall's between the columns. Trying to locate some shallow 3d diffusors, as I would like to hide them behind the fabric. I still have a serious overall room width issue, and still consider every inch as important, but the added benefit of the acoustic treatments is well worth a couple of inches of width.
Moved the trim out and putting that on complete hold.
On to the soffit.