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It is here. Which means, we've been, well, not blogging. Instead, there's been traveling to weddings,
as always, lots of wallpapering! See this pretty installation at Femmy Fashion!
Luckily, they have one with this mix of blue Daydream wallpaper, a bright rug, and lots of colorful toys and accessories.
Digging all the framed art.
This room is just so cheerful and sweet - we certainly love it. All images from Apartment Therapy. Read the full post here.
Lettie at Living & Loving sent us a link to this awesome post about her breakfast nook makeover using our Otomi wallpaper. It turned out so pretty!
Here's the before:
And the after:
What a difference some wallpaper and fresh flowers makes! Thanks so much Lettie for sharing these with us.
You guys. How did we miss that we were on one of our FAVORITE BLOGS last week?? Thanks so much, Joanna for the awesome shout out for our removable, reusable wallpaper tiles!
Speaking of tiles, I am in the midst of an epic project featuring them. Okay, epic may be a bit much, but I think that it will turn out pretty great. I'll share it when it's done!
Joanna from J and J Design Group just sent us these lovely photos take by John Woodcock of their recent nursery design. We, OF COURSE, love how it turned out. Using our Daydream in Blue with a mix of other patterns, plus reds and greens makes the space so happy!
Should everyone use left over wallpaper to line their draws? YES. So cute!
We found a little Hygge & West in Kelly Edward's The Design Cookbook. Above is actually my bedroom, with one of my very favorite patterns, Forest Leaves.
Here's the first strip. After pasting the back, I booked it and let the paste absorb in for about 7 or so mins. This helps with any paper stretching and makes the hanging go lots better. So, it is an important step.
First two strips up!
And then, I ran into a slight problem when I noticed that the wall was quite bumpy in the next section. I should definitely have checked the whole wall first. Live and learn. So, I walked over to a hardware store nearby and bought some spackle and sandpaper, applied the spackle...
and then let dry. Rather than watching spackle dry, I decided to take a break and enjoy the amazing sunshine in the city, so I biked over to Chrissy Field and met some friends for a picnic. It was almost like fate that the wall was messed up a tad, so I could enjoy the sun guilt free. Which I did.
Back, sanded and half way there.
And then, I forgot to take pictures of the rest... but, here's a trick I'll share with you. If you do happen to make any errors that cause the wallpaper to say rip just a tad, or you mess up trimming an edge, you can hide all your mistakes with watercolor colored pencils. I mean I'll never tell if I happened to make some mistakes and you'll never find them if I did... Watercolor colored pencils are the way!
Triangles. Done. We're probably biased and what not, but we think they look fabulous!
I spy a wallpapered fridge. What, what?
So... of the many things I dislike about my kitchen is that wine rack thing. I have a similar feeling about the fridge. That's why I thought it would be perfect to try a wallpaper tile experiment. Mostly because the chances of making this situation look worse were small, I thought.
I chose Garden in Cream because it happens to be one of my favorite patterns and because I thought the more neutral colorway would be pretty and not draw too much attention to the cheapo cream plastic sides where the fridge handle is. Above, are the first two tiles that I applied. I'd hoped to do a more detailed step by step, but kept forgetting to take pictures. So, pretty much, I just put them up following the instructions and then trimmed the space between the middle doors after because that seemed like the easiest way...
I totally lucked out in that the side of the fridge was pretty much the exact width of the wallpaper tiles. Yes, the floors are at the top of the list regarding what I don't like about my kitchen. After trimming the bottom, I used the remainder of one of the strips I had cut the thin section off for the top.
I also realized that beautiful photograph of clouds over my old neighborhood in Chicago, taken by my friend, fit perfectly to cover up that wooden grid thing. Bonus points!
So, there you have it. So easy, I almost don't deserve a cocktail :) And, the other good things is that they are removable and reusable. So, if I happen to hit the big time soon and move to a place with an amazing kitchen, I can just apply them to something else that's flat and in need of a little pattern love.
Here's a little experiment I did yesterday with our removable wallpaper tile sample... I must say I was quite pleased by how easy to apply and how good it looks (not that I am biased). Now, I'm on the hunt for more doors that need removalbe patterns. This could get addictive.
Our removable wallpaper tile collection launches April 6! Stay tuned...
Ummm..how beautiful are these Daydream wallpapered stairs?
Yep, that beautiful! The Beacon Hill home of Liz, Tim and Annabelle, was feature in Boston Magazine and the whole place is so lovely.
Oooh, there's more Daydream peeking through the door.
Oh... and again. Such a perfect place for wallpaper so that it can been seen from so many different spots in this gorgeous home.
I just love their use of color and pattern!
I want to live there. You can read the full story here.
I'd heard there was a way to temporarily hang wallpaper so wanted to give it a try on this wall.
I chose Merci Brooklyn Tins 01 because it has a repeat that I thought wouldn't look weird if I just hung one strip. And then, just pulled together a few supplies: double stick tape, painters tape, ruler, level, pencil and scissors.
I measured to place the wallpaper strip in the center of the wall and then drew straight lines to outline where I could hang it.
Next, I put painters tape around up to the edge of the pencil outline. I also put painters tape horizontally about a foot apart. I put an extra row at the top just to make sure the top would stay secure. I used painters tape first because when that is removed it should come off quite easily and not pull off any paint or damage the wall. You could easily use this technique for hanging more than one strip. I just happen to be running out of unwallpaper walls :)
Then, I put a strip of double stick tape over the painters tape.
I matched up the strip to the tape and smoothed it down starting from the top.
Shoot, now I really need to touch up paint my closet door...
Karla Pruitt recently hung the Carved Ogee in her home (the wallpaper design she created for us), and it looks gorgeous! I love this design and have it up in my place too... I love the accent wall she chose to hang it on, so you can see it from a few different rooms and angles.
Read her whole post here which includes some useful hanging tips!
Here's 01. I actually just ordered this, so I am feeling quite on Tin trend. I'm just going to do one strip on a side wall in my bedroom. Will keep you posted...
Art and wallpaper. Winning combo every time. I went into get some new glasses but instead got these water color hands by Jessica Niello at The Perish Trust. I just love them so I thought I'd show them off :) Who needs clear vision when there is art to be bought!
I am obsessed (and I don't say that lightly) with the home of Solange Azagury-Partridge in February's World of Interiors. And, let's just say she is not afraid of wallpaper! Which is, of course, one of the main reasons I love her home. Her use of wallpapers combined with unusual and unique pieces and unexpected color and pattern combinations makes my head spin (in a good way!). I just love everything. And, that big red bow? LOVE.
The modern, color blocked stairs next to a more classic wallpaper. Red next to pink. Love it all. (I couldn't find any online, so I took these pictures from the mag - forgive the quality, and go get yourself a magazine, asap!)
Mucho pattern and that amazing Moroccan rug. I would never get out of bed.
Especially because it seems from the layout that you'd be staring at this lovely tub and loads more wallpaper.
So much pattern and it all works!
And... it looks like the next issue is going to be AMAZING as well. I mean they even wallpapered the door. I'm giddy.
Now I need to go figure out where to hang more wallpaper...
If you live in the Bay Area, you should definitely come learn how to wallpaper with Lisa Congdon and me at the MakeShift Society! Get you wallpaper on - Saturday, March 16th. You'll receive a discount on any wallpaper you want to buy from us too which should more than cover the cost of the class. See you there!