I have a feeling that the second I hit “Publish” on this post, my mother will come bursting into the front door, scoring tool in tow, scolding me for even considering wallpaper as a viable wall treatment for our home. Yet I can’t help it, Mom, because wallpaper is back and it’s killing me.
This Charlotte Mann photo shoot sealed the deal.
Yes, I realize wallpaper can be painstaking to apply and, yes, even more ridiculous to remove, but for a gal afraid of pattern, it’s a must-do in order to conquer my fears.
This is precisely why I’ve chosen not one, not two, but THREE wallpapers to feature in my home, among other treatments I’ll mention below. Because I’ll be painting the bulk of my home white in a glorious Olympic shade, I’m in desperate need of something textural to break up the monochromatic color scheme. Behold, my top picks:
Beautiful, yes? And after seeing dear Emily Henderson rock the wallpapered look in this week’s Design Star episode, I can’t wait to splash my own walls with super contemporary wallpaper.
Of course, bold patterns won’t work in some rooms, so we’re opting for a few cedar walls (in our master suite, for example) and white wood paneling to add a bit of character to the otherwise boring spots. I know, Mom, you’re also rolling your eyes at the wood paneling, but I promise it will be gorgeous and not at all cause for alarm.
We’re also thinking about adding character by faking it till we make it. I’m talking faux molding here, which is sometimes a no-no, but in my book? Well, anything goes.
Stay tuned to see what we come up with. As for now, I’m off to tackle siding with Husband (a decidedly un-fun project). Wish me luck. You’ll see our progress next week!