The New Year is off to a great start. I’m feeling good, the family is good, its all good! So of course, instead of just allowing things to be slow and remain the same, it is time to start some more house projects. As many of you know, refreshing a house and decorating in general is extremely satisfying and therapeutic so why not?
My house was photographed last June for a yet-to-be published magazine. (No idea which one. Really!)
I had the privilege of meeting and watching the amazing Fifi O’Neill in action.
Here she is making my bedroom look gorgeous.
The carpet doesn’t look bad in the photos, but trust me, it was hideous, and old. With kids and dogs, it was constantly filthy. I spent nearly a year shopping around for the best deal on hardwood floors and I finally splurged and said goodbye to the carpet….
The room is quite soothing. The linens are from Pom Pom, the walls are painted Palladian Blue from Benjamin Moore. (The headboard and night tables are available through my store). I like the tranquility of the room, but it is time to liven things up a teeny tiny bit, so I’ve decided to wallpaper the wall behind the headboard, just to add a pop of texture and a little bit of depth.
Robin’s egg blue is my favorite color, and there have been hundreds of prints to choose from. Rather than torture myself when I’m picking wallpaper or fabric, I usually only choose a small handful and then I just follow my instincts. I really liked this one:
This one is also pretty, but not very interesting…
This one is fun, but the blue isn’t quite right….
I liked this one, but I wanted the wall to remain a robin’s egg blue color so this white background wouldn’t work….
I’ve always liked this paper from Cole & Son. It’s hand painted, and the pattern is beautiful. I have always liked English wallpapers, and this one has a really pretty shimmer to it. So I think this is the one….
Here it is in a bathroom…..
Let me know your opinions. I always love to hear what you think!