I just got my February issue of AD and am in love with this cover home, a gorgeous California gem in Altadena, California. The whole thing is stunning- the yard and every detail ( cat included.) It renewed my interest in wallpaper and choosing it for the house.
I’ve always planned to wallpaper after the remodel and even had some walls prepped for it. When we first moved in I was all ready and then I got overwhelmed with all the final choices and I just had to put the breaks on making one more decision. I just couldn’t go there with the holidays coming and all. Now that I’ve finished the last bathroom, we are about to get the media room started and I’m feeling ready. I’ve even had dreams about putting it up and not getting it to stay up. Is that a bad omen?
Oh man there are so many choices, too many. I know I want something fun with punch in the new entry, something neutral on the long wall leading into the house that wraps around the dining room, and something floral and romantic in the bedroom. A few choices I’m considering below…
Love this Wave Wallpaper from Anthro.
I think this Lattice Paper is nice for the bedroom- the mint would be pretty with an all white bed, no?
Serena & Lily has many choices and one favorite is the Granada Wallpaper in the Fog/Smoke color. I can see it on my long wall with these tones. Fun, but in this color, a bit chill.
I also adore their Palm Wallpaper which would be cool in the black/ white in the entry and make a statement.
Alternatively in the white/sand for the bedroom..
The other thing Serena & Lily has is grasscloth and I have always loved the look of that. My mother had our living room covered in cocoa colored seagrass growing up and it was very pretty. Just coming back from Hawaii, It’s been on my mind, especially for the entry and long wall. I also like the ability to hang things wherever and not worry too much about wall marks and holes, as I change decor up a lot. Fixing the walls makes my husband nuts, so that’s a plus. Just a few of the pretty grasscloth they offer..
Anthro also carries Farrow & Ball and I’ve had a crush on this Helleborus from Farrow & Ball for a long time. I think in the bedroom this would be so pretty..
Silvergate by F&B is so cool. Would I get sick of this dark color on a long wall or would it be the pop of color this house needs and some fun? It could go only in the entry as another idea.
Truth is I want my house to have that English country house feel – AND a California look. Maybe I’m asking too much!
Obviously I am hiring a pro for this. I am not good with this kind of thing- precision has never been my strong suit.
I have to ask you all- have you done wallpaper and how are you liking it?
P.S. In that new year, home refresh thing..come back tomorrow for a fun pantry organization collaboration with some friends!
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Kim I also love wallpaper and I used a Thibaut elephant print in our guest room of our house, it’s very distinctive and I love it. I have wallpaper in the closets upstairs and I’ll be replacing the wallpaper in the kitchen this spring, again I’m using Thibaut (I think) which I love for the traditional look. Truth is though I LOVE F&B papers, I’ve used the paint throughout my whole house and was planning to use a paper in the kitchen… the pattern I’ve chosen is quite a large scale however and our old house has many quirky little walls to cover so I’ve been thinking of the smaller Thibaut prints… but honestly I’m not quite decided which is why I still haven’t phoned my wallpaper hanging guy!
Love all of your picks and the F&B papers for sure, I like the grasscloth too that seems to be a slightly mint green shade?
I cannot wait to see what you decide to do! wallpaper makes a huge difference and I know it will be gorgeous! xxx
Dani, Thibaut has some pretty papers too! The elephant print you used is really lovely.You have a good eye for color combinations!! I wish you were here to help me. Grasscloth is looking so good and I agree that minty one is nice. You are sweet. xxoo
Those are lovely prints. I’m hoping our next house is a century home with smaller rooms so I can use some paper. In our current place, it would be like trying to wallpaper a Costco! Xx
Jen too funny.. I know we have some very long walls and I am not about to spend thousands on wallpaper. That is why I chose a few small spaces. xx