This "before" and "after" set is the North facing wall in the den, otherwise known as the Window Wall. If you have gorgeous mill work that is beautifully stained and of high quality then I wouldn't recommend painting it. We did not have this. Some people would cringe over the fact that we had the mill work enameled but truth be told it was not high quality product and it had a lot of surface blemishes. Enameling the mill work was a means for brightening an otherwise dark space and creating a fresh look in the space.
What makes this wall so impactful in the "after" photo is the addition of window treatments. I designed these Roman shades with a soft curved detail at the bottom. The shades were made by The Enchanted Room from Cowtan and Tout fabric with Schumacher silk trim at the base. The addition of the window treatments softens the space and makes it feel extremely inviting.
Never underestimate the power of drapery!