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Wallpaper, my new interior love! April 01, 2016 15:33

I have a new interior obsession: wallpaper.

Having shied away from wallpapering for many years (after one occasion when we questioned the need for a plumb line and then realised when we reached the end why it was necessary) we are rediscovering it in the hunkydory home. Why stick with boring old emulsion when you can have fabulous pattern on the walls?

I’m over the moon with the Darjeeling Mini Moderns wallpaper we’ve used in the bedroom and have now convinced Mr hunky that we now need to tackle the hall and stairs (I mean the 4 doorways and all those fiddly bits can’t be that difficult to paper around can they?).  What is great about wallpapering is that it actually transforms a room much quicker than painting once you get the hang of it, once the paper’s on the wall, job done.

darjeeling wallpaper

Darjeeling wallpaper from Mini Moderns

The only problem now is the choice, with so many fabulous designs available it’s difficult to know where to begin. Fortunately there are lots of places online to look for inspiration and interior design ideas. It’s much easier to decide when you can see pictures of the papers in-situ and in similar spaces. I’ve enjoyed hours drooling over designs, decide upon one and then find it’s over £100 a roll and have to start the search again.

For an entrance hall I think it’s important to choose something that expresses your personality without being too ‘in your face’ and much as I like bright colour, I don’t want anything too overwhelming when you step through the front door. I’m looking a design with neutral, calm colours and a design which brings the outside in without being ‘country cottage’, something to reflect where I live in the country but not flowery or green wellies! I really love the papers from St Judes, particularly this Harvest Hare design and his lovely Autumn paper from Bold and Noble, Hannah Nunn also has some gorgeous new designs in soft colours, but unfortunately all these wallpapers are slightly more than I can afford to spend given that I have rather a large space to cover.

Bold and Noble

Autumn wallpaper from Bold & Noble

Meadow wallpaper from Hannah Nunn

 

After much deliberation, I have settled upon this Scion Kelda wallpaper , I think the cute hedgehogs have won me over as well as the (just) under £40 price tag!

Now, just got to get it on the wall... anybody got a long ladder?

this post was written in collaboration with homify


Week 16: My favourite finds January 29, 2016 16:27

I met with a friend today who brought it to my attention that it's been a while since I shared some favourite finds with you, and she's right, so (slap on the wrist) here you go....

 

Oh Superliving, why do you always tempt me with your gorgeous Scandi ceramics?  Look at these luscious new green additions - those vases would look right at home in my home!

 

Is it acceptable for adults to have a mobile?  My dentist has a lovely distracting floaty one above the chair, but I guess he's got a good reason.  Perhaps I can convince him to have this fun Charley Harper mobile instead?  
Available from Hus and Hem for £19.95

Ok, I know Orla Kiely is absolutely everywhere this days, but that doesn't mean I'm going to get tired of her fabulous designs.  Check out this lovely enamelware available from Unique & Utility.

 


This cute Hedgehog Doormat   is coming soon to Magpie, I think it would be a bit of a shame to get it all muddy!

 

Trees Wallpaper by Contour

 

Now this is something I have actually purchased for my home.  Having lived with bare plaster in the main bedroom for over 18 months now, I have actually bought this fabulous wallpaper for behind the bed. Now there's just the small issue of getting around to decorating...
Trees Wallpaper from B&Q.

 

Just like the decorating, I hope to get around to posting my favourite finds again soon!