My goal was to take this new found space and create a jewel box. A talented designer I work with suggested wallpaper. Now, I am with you-I thought the same thing. The first home I purchased in Seattle had wallpaper everywhere and when I say everywhere, I mean it....walls, ceilings, closets. Weeks of steaming, scraping, peeling and gallons of Dif turned me off to the idea of placing a glued piece of flowery paper on any wall. Needless to say, I was a bit hesitant to jump in to wallpapering any room in my home. But one look at some of the amazing designs on the market today (good bye chintz, hello gorgeous) and my head and heart turned right around.
|Wallpaper on the ceiling, walls, even in the closets - a big no.|
|My sunny wallpaper...|
|...transforming my powder room|
But tackling a small space like a powder room is ideal for a wallpapering experiment, oh I mean project!
Powder rooms can be approached from a slightly different direction than other areas of the home. They present an opportunity to be more creative than in a larger, more prominent room. After selecting the wallpaper design unique lighting, mirrors, vanities, and hardware can build on its style to create a gorgeously layered and simply fabulous room.
|I love the classic bold graphics of this paper.|
|It is difficult to see in the photo, but this grass paper has a lovely silvery shimmer to it. The mirror, sconces, and counter top (also with a bit of shimmer) build on the style.|
|Really, how sunny and sweet is this?|
|Oh how I love green and gold together, softened with cream and the Capiz light fixture, lovely!|
|I love the wallpaper in this dining room by designer Thad Hayes|
|The pearlescence of this simple paper adds light to the dining room. Chairs were removed on one side and a banquette upholstered grey velvet added.|
|A ho hum guest room is transformed with this orange and white design paper.|
la chasse au bonheur!
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