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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Not your mother's wallpaper

Well, I definitely took this relaxing thing a bit too far ... I extended my catch-up-on-sleep-weekend well into Monday. Thankfully I have an appointment today that will force me to get up and out early! The nice thing was I was able to catch up on a few blogs and noticed that Amy at Maison Decor has added some wallpaper to her living room. She put some nice play-by-play directions on her post if you are interested in putting up some paper yourself. Seriously, she makes it look so easy. Oh yeah ... she bought it at Lowe's. Really.


Wallpaper has become quite the thing lately ... The very stylish Marianne from Style for Living put some beautiful paper up in her home office last year ...


Sherry, from Design Indulgence just used some in a house renovation she is working on (so much more fun then just paint) ...


And I'm sure you've seen this from Jill Sorensen's house (Live. Like. You. blog) but it is worth repeating ...

Before

After


Amazing what a little wallpaper can do, isn't it? The possibilities are endless. 




pinterest via here








But I think my favorite of all of them is this idea ... removable wallpaper. How absolutely perfect for renters (and designers who change their minds a lot)! Check out this article here about how it went up ... and came down!

Okay, now get back to work!

10 comments:

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Thank you so much for including my office wallpaper in your post. I feel so lucky that I get to work in this office every day from home. I'm still so in love with it! It's Farrow & Ball, Wisteria in case anyone is wondering. xo

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

THanks for featuring my wallpaper Sherri~it is fun to use again after all these years of going paperless! I am going to go check out the removeable paper...II loved Marianne's office paper.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Beautiful examples of how far wallpaper has come and how it can totally transform a room! Removeable wallpaper sounds fabulous!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love the idea of removable wallpaper. It also looks easy to put up.

lizziefitz said...

I can not get Marianne's gorgeous office out of my head! The wallpaper is pure icing on the cake. I am looking forward to her new grey shelf reveal. The girl has got STYLE !!!!

settingforfour said...

Great post Sherri! As a renter I love the idea of removeable wallpaper, but here in Virginia we have these icky stucco walls (which I had never seen before until I moved here!). So the ridges would show though it. Bummer! Someday, I would love to try a Hicks Hexagon wallpaper!!:)

Lisa said...

Thanks for the wallpaper inspiration. You found some lovely ones that I've added to my pinterest wallpaper board.
Happy Tuesday!

annie said...

Wow, you have really convinced me of the power of wallpaper. I think in my early days I removed so much that it just never appealed to me...but these are amazing. The before and after of the powder room with bold black and white is just stunning! All great examples. I'm rethinking wallpaper!
xo
annie

Diane said...

Love wallpaper in a powder room and your examples are perfect.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

This is just perfect for me because I'm adding some wallpaper in my house an I bought it at Home Depot!!! :-) It's a very neutral one, since I'm selling this place.

Marianne has the most beautiful wallpaper.. I love hers!

A big hug to you, Sherri.

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com