Originally Posted by wagnerc
I would love to see a picture of this.
I went up to Magnolia today and took a look at this, as well as a bunch of other things. That is by far the nicest "Magnolia" I've seen anywhere. The one at the Potomac Mills location is a joke. This one has more stuff than most high end equipment stores. The room BIG is talking about is done with a wood-paneled front. It has stone columns and beige fabric walls between. It also has a wood-veneered soffit to match the front wall. The riser is as simple as they come, just a square in the middle of the room, open on all sides. On the riser, it has wood trim along the base, which has lighting under and behind it. (In the picture, it looks like brass because it is shiny, but it is a wood-veneered trim) Above that, the top has a lip around the whole edge, so the carpet folds over. On the walls, there is also baseboard trim (wood) which has white light under and behind as well. I took a couple of pictures with my phone, though the lighting conditions there were far from ideal.
As far as changes, there are a lot of ways to incorporate this. Instead of having carpet on the front-face of the steps or riser I could have trim, and place the lighting under the trim. I could add baseboard to the base of the columns and put lighting under there too. Or I could modify the baseboard trim between my columns for a similar effect as the showroom. Due to the plush carpet I have vs the more traditional thin theater carpeting, I'd have to trim up the baseboard a bit to make the lighting come out. I Think I may just add a light strip along the front of my riser. This wouldn't be too difficult to do and not too expensive either.
The star ceiling there also looked nice. It's not as pretty as the painted mural ceilings I've seen, but it also doesn't require black lights. I think adding a star ceiling would be very doable in my room, but this may be a long way off. The new patio project is going to occupy most of my funds for the next year or two.Edited by damelon - 1/10/13 at 6:42am