I’ve slowly been evolving my thinking around the decor/design of the theater. For a long time I’ve wanted to incorporate some stone elements mixed with wood, not in a rustic way but in a downtown well-appointed building way. These are some of the photos I saved just to get me thinking:
When we were looking at flooring for the rest of the basement, we came across a tile that I fell in love with, but ultimately wasn’t what we used for the floor. It was a matte medium grey marble that had a slight taupe warm ness to it, and veining reminiscent of wood. I decided awhile back that I wanted to put it up high on the wall behind the sconces, well above ear height where it can keep the room from feeling totally dead while being well out of the first reflection areas.
I had planned on doing a traditional shaker/craftsman style wood trim for columns and the soffits, but as I began to look for examples of where this tile is used I found a lot of modern design and a series of lightbulbs went off. Here are some key photos I came across:
Some key takeaways: I like how the speakers are exposed, thinking about modeling the columns roughly similar with a vertical black stripe. The corrugated vertical wood could be incorporated as diffusion for first reflections. I can keep the soffits simple and plain, maybe do a black ceiling with LED bar lights. The brown carpet in that hall above might make for a good theater carpet. In the end the theater may end up looking like it was build by my two friends Bang and Olufsen, but for once I have a clear picture of something in my head that I’m excited to build.
Anyway, I did manage to get some tile up this weekend. The light fixtures are obviously placeholders just so we can have light in the room for now. I was really happy with how easy it turned out to use the hole saw, quick and effective.