My guess is that if I handed you a roll of wallpaper you would try to put it on a wall, am’I right? Have you ever stopped to think about all the other possible uses for a roll of the stuff? In my opinion, wallpaper should actually be called make-anything-awesome paper because in reality, you can install it on any hard surface. Remember my post Stair Risers Need Love Too? Some of those looks were achieved by using wallpaper!
One unexpected way to use wallpaper is by putting it on the ceiling. Stupid simple right, but who would’a thunk it?!
Another interesting use for wallpaper is to dress up cabinetry. Does anyone remember Jill Zarin’s apartment remodel on RHNYC? Her kitchen was amazing!
Decorative trays are a fun accessory for any living room and wallpaper is a great way to make a decorative tray even more fun! These are actually really easy to make (you can use regular decorative paper too); I have made a couple in the past. After pulling these pictures I have a hankering to make more! When I finally get my Etsy store going, you may see these on there.
If you have ever watched the Nate Berkus Show you have probably seen him use wallpaper to dress up a furniture piece or two. This is my favorite unexpected use for wallpaper!
Can’t find a piece of art you love? How about framing a piece of wallpaper you love instead?!
Between writing my post Wallpaper, Say What?!
, writing this post and shopping for wallpaper for a client, I’m going to have to take the first step and admit I have a problem. Hi, my name is Megan and I am addicted to wallpaper. There, that feels better!
I’ve been sourcing furniture and accessories for a client and in doing so I came across some awesome pieces on one of my favorite antiques sites 1stdibs. There’s nothing better than finding a beautiful antique piece because you know almost no one else will have it. Check out what I found (ignore the prices – most pieces on this site are insanely expensive)!
This light fixture would be perfect in the entryway of a mid century modern ranch house!
In the words of my dear friend Kelsey, DING DANG! How amazing is this polished stainless chair? It’s unreal! Of course the price says ‘contact dealer’ which in 1stdibs speak means if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.
This piece is so unique – the contrast of the deep mahogany base and frame with the peacock blue lacquer and gold drawer pulls is so beautiful.
Although I prefer the look of flokati, this goat hair stool is very chic.
This piece would show better if it had been photographed in a white room but I think you can get a pretty good feel for it. I wish this piece was affordable (just guessing it’s not) because it would go great in my client’s Hollywood Regency guest room!
Who doesn’t love a good bar cart?!
How pretty is this piece?! I absolutely love brightly colored wood furniture. As common as it is, you don’t see it used a lot. I feel that it is a HIGHLY undervalued design feature.
Fun modern cocktail table.
Ohhh, love me some Arne Vodder! Look at the richness of this wood; it’s gorgeous.
Beautiful chrome étagères.
These little chests would make beautiful bedside tables!
Who’s ready to go antiquing with me?!
Have you ever noticed how a bed without a headboard just seems to be floating and causes the entire room to appear unfinished? It’s necessary to have something to ground the bed in a room, though a traditional headboard is not always a requirement. There are so many ways to create the look/feel of a headboard without using an actual headboard. I scoured the web today for pictures of great headboard alternatives that you can easily implement in your own home. The framed wallpaper is my favorite but right now I have this mirror in place of a headboard in my own house.
Artwork (framed & iron):
Doors & Windows:
Junk Store Finds:
So I know this post is technically past its due date but I had a busy week last week! And no joke, my first thought when I woke up this morning was, “Crap, I forgot to blog yesterday!” This doesn’t mean I’m off the hook for this week though – expect two MORE posts from me by Saturday. =o)
I know that all the fashion mags say green and orange are the biggies for this spring but there is one color combination not touted on the glossy pages that I am still in love with currently: aqua & gold. I was already thinking about creating a collage post and then when I saw Gretchen Rossi wearing an aqua and gold top on RHOC I knew I had to share. For anyone who saw the episode, Gretchen’s top was TO DIE FOR right?! So here you go, my favorite color combo for spring:
Gotta run, my Mediterranean mud mask is as hard as a rock! Remind me not to blog while waiting on a mask again because I always tend to edit for much longer than anticipated. =o)