Hunting Wallpaper


I've been eyeing the wallpaper below for the past few days. 
Wouldn't this wallpaper would looking smashing in my entryway
(Not that I'll be wallpapering anytime soon... just dreaming.)

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The wallpaper in the photo above is so lovely I went searching for the manufacturer. I didn't find it, but I did run into the lovely patter bellow: Lotus from Galbraithe & Paul.






Wallpaper in the Bathroom?

I love love love the idea of wallpaper in the bathroom. However, I have clear childhood memories of watching steam-damaged wallpaper peel away from the corners of bathroom walls.  Paper and water usually don't mix, so what's the scoop? Are water damage worries a thing of the past?  Are the new papers steam resistant or something?  Tell me what you know.

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Brilliant Bookcases

I'm away from home with my husband on a job right now, and I didn't bring a good book to read. I'm sorely missing my home library. So today, I'll be stopping by a local book store on the hunt for a good quick read. Any suggestions?

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Nursery Wall Treatment

I love the color of my son's nursery.  Its a dark Moroccan red/brown.  Henna, really.  But sometimes I just want to paper over it with something bold.  Maybe I should just keep the paint color and paper the ceiling!  Here are some super cute nursery wall and ceiling treatments that I've had my eye on:

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Blue Floral Bathroom

I love these large scale floral wallpapers being used in bathrooms!  With bathrooms, you have less space to cover, making it a little more affordable than, say, papering a bedroom.  And the effect is that you're being enveloped in a blue floral wonderland.  In the last photo, you can see that they even papered the ceiling!  So cool.

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Ornate Wall Coverings

This week, I'm posting all about ornate patterns, graphic prints, and ethnic textiles.  Lately I've been on a big pattern kick and I can't wait to share some of the textiles I brought home from my recent trip to Mexico.  But first, feast your eyes on these gorgeous wall coverings.  As you can see, I'm a huge fan of the Arts and Crafts movement, chinoiserie and botanical prints. 


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Grass Cloth Wallpaper

Remember that Billy Ocean song, Get out of my dreams - get into my car?  When I see grass cloth wall coverings, I think of that song.  Texture, color, comfort, natural beauty and patina - grass cloth wallpaper has all of this to offer and more.  What's not to love?  I dream of one day covering my entire living room or dining room in a gray, green or blue shade of grass cloth. 

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Dark Walls

I'm always initially intimidated to go dark on my walls.  But then, when I finally do, I love it.  My two favorite rooms in my home are my black/blue dining room and my sable gray bedroom. 

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And just because this is too adorable not to share... here is a photo of Charlie sleeping in his sling yesterday afternoon.  Does it get any better than this?

Large Patterned Wallpaper

I'm ready to put a large pattern on the walls.  I always love a big bold pattern on furniture, floors and walls, but I have not had the balls to put it on my own furniture, floors and walls.  I've been threatening to paper my entryway or kitchen for some time.  Remember this?  Oh, and this? My entry is small, which would keep my cost down, and would have a big impact since its the first thing you see upon entering my home.  Here are some inspiring photos - "spurs to prick the sides of my intent" as Mr. Shakespeare says.

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I wish I could find a way to give my walls one big Henna tattoo.  Are there any henna-like wallpapers out there?  If you, dear readers, know of any - pass it on!

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Orange Velvet

Maybe its because Autumn is underway. Maybe its because I'm thinking about my son's Halloween costume. Maybe its because I miss that terrible orange velour sofa that inhabited my college roommate's bedroom. Whatever the reason, I'm definitely feeling the orange velvet today. Just imagine the possibilities.

Ibis Wallpaper

My husband and I have a thing for cranes and egrets. They always seem to appear during key moments in our life. I ran across this lovely wallpaper by Turner Pocock and can't stop thinking about it. Like it? You can get it here.



Elegance


I'm feeling a little like this today:


My big question is, Can someone (that would be me) who looks like the photo above (aka batshit crazy), create something that looks like the photos below? I feel a little off-kilter / insane with pregnancy and an approaching due date, but I still want to live in a state of elegance and serenity. I think I'm asking a bit much, eh?








Pink Lady

I'm feeling a little hormonal today. Maybe its because I'm 7 weeks away from my due date. Maybe its because I had Baklava for breakfast. Well, whatever the reason, I feel the need to take it slow today and indulge my girly self. Maybe I'll paint my toenails. Maybe I'll buy some flowers for my bedside table. Something pink is definitely in order be it polish or roses. We'll see what I come up with. Until then, enjoy this pink infusion!