I like installing on one wall and leaving the others empty. It packs more of a punch than 3′ high shelving all the way around – and is more interesting.
The twisted siding around the framing of that room is awesome!
We dont think about exterior color enough (unless you work for the Historical Preservation Commission, in which case you have regulated attention to colors for the exterior of homes – no judgement.) I like dark colors for a lot of practical reasons, but mostly they have a rich feel to them.
Love this piece of artwork. No idea where it’s from!