Thursday, 18 June 2009

Paper The Walls



















I am particularly fond of using wallpaper in small rooms or in awkward spaces. I love wallpaper in entry foyers, hallways, powder rooms, pantries, walk-in wardrobes and installed into the backs of cupboards and bookcasing/shelving. I also think wallpaper can make a wonderful statement in a kitchen as per the examples above.

If you are a person who does tire of pattern quickly, by installing wallpaper in these smaller, less visited areas of your home you will most likely enjoy the pattern for a longer period of time.

There certainly are many papers to choose from these days and it can be overwhelming trying to make a decision on which paper to use. I often advise clients to first decide on a colour palette and then decide on a pattern.

As another note, I also tend to prefer entire rooms papered instead of feature walls.

What are your preferences when it comes to wallpaper?


Image 1 - Vogue Living, Image 2 - Domino Magazine, Image 3 - Melissa Ruffy via Style Court, Image 4 - Domino Magazine, Image 5 - via Desire to Inspire, Image 6 - Thibaut via Style Court, Image 7 - Chloe Sevigny's hallway via House & Garden, Image 8 - via Peak of Chic

26 comments:

Amy said...

just gorgeous! love the striped on in the kitchen!

Boxwood Terrace said...

Love that wallpaper with the print of antique chairs. I've not seen anything like it!

Deborah

Yoli said...

I am not fond of wallpapers but I have to say those are beautiful!

Digella said...

I love the toile and the blue chairs! Papering is great and feature-walling with anything is passe (in my humble opinion) Anything too bold I would get sick of very quickly and I had a very bad experience of a wallpaper being hung upside down! Those guys as skilled as they are, sometimes dont have the eye for design :)

Katherine said...

i think its AWFUL trying to get it off!!

Sharnel said...

Have to agree with you, feature walls are OUT and have been for a long time.
Love the entire room to be wallpapered or not at all.
I also love the idea of wallpapering in the back of cupboards. A inexpensive way to add a splash of colour and interest to a room.

Patricia Torres said...

All the images are very impressive!! I'm however not very sure of using wall paper on all four walls.. In my kids room, I've used it on one wall and it looks great!! But sometime.. I'll build the courage to try...

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

Absolutely gorgeous wallpapered kitchens. I love so many of the images but my favourite would have to be the kitchen with the little girl sitting on the bench. It feels so homey and welcoming. Funny thing is I would probably never choose that wallpaper sample ordinarily but in seeing it used in that space shows the need to keep a more open mind.
Lou :)

Lani said...

Anna, a long shot here, but do you know who the westie dog ornament is by in image 5 via Desire to Inspire?

Magic Brush said...

You can't support wallpaper... you'll put me out of business! Just kidding!!!!!!

Arianna Belle said...

I also prefer wallpaper in smaller rooms, entry ways, hallways, wardrobes, etc. I dream of one day having a walk-in closet all to myself so i can wallpaper it in a "girly" pattern...like white and light pink stripes..

Freck said...

I adore the wallpaper!

How's adorable Ned?

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

I don't have a preference Anna!! Anyway, anyhow.... Kellie

Caroline at Caroline's Lost and Found said...

I have a few small spaces begging for some wallpaper...I just need to have the courage to do it and your pictures have helped!! Take care, Caroline

Ali Rockwell said...

I would marry that green wallpaper in the hallway picture... so delicious.

Kaitlyn Rose said...

I love the look of that pink toile in the hallway! I think wallpaper is great in kitchens, especially, as well!

Rachael Anne said...

I adore wallpaper, but it can be a horror taking it down. Currently, I'm searching for the perfect textured grass wallpaper. We're also wallpapering our tiny kitchen. (This is after I finish painting the cabinets their dark eggplant color.) I'm toying with wallpapering the ceiling.

orange sugar home said...

I've never considered using wallpaper in a kitchen and it's wonderful!! I love, love these pics.

Chris said...

Anna,

I love these photos. Esp the hallway in red ornamental and the blue toile! I have just started using more wallpaper.

I am in NYC and I just had the most unique design installed on my client's dining room walls.... a hand painted scenic landscape reproduced onto canvas. It wraps around the room and looks like the original mural. I don't have pictures, but the vendor I used has a website with photos.... I used the "River Boat Scene" www.fowlerlemaison.com
What's great is that he just shipped it to me and I had my usual wallpaper hanger come in and install. Went off without a hitch and the client loved it!

In these economical times, my clients are much more price conscious, so this was perfect.

Black Zebra said...

Ok never mind the wallpaper,has anyone noticed the BLUE faux bamboo chair in the bathroom?! KILLER! I have one placed on lay-by that i'm paying off little by little every week (Because i'm poor!) Love Pippa Holt's wallpapered kitchen on first picture,the black and white detail has a colonial ring to it somehow.....

Lisar said...

Back in the late 70's, my mother wallpapered their bathroom with black wallpaper with small pink flowers...it is still there to this day and even though people questioned her decision, I still think it looks very stylish, if not a little outdated now...I grew up with a house completed wallpapered, so I probably wouldn't do it myself, but still do love the look of it in other people homes...thanks for sharing these beautiful rooms

Maison Luxe said...

what a lovely post! just made me look longingly into my own kitchen and sigh...maybe it's time to put up fresh wallpaper this summer!

beautiful and inspiring post, the best kind!

xo, kelie

Dream Mom said...

Such pretty papers! I especially love the pink hallway and the green one as well.

I haven't thought about wallpaper for some time now however I did wallpaper the bathroom of my very first home. It was the first room I did. I looked for weeks to find the perfect paper (this was 20 some years ago!). It was soft, feminine, yet elegant and had such a wonderful presence about it.

Your pretty papers were a pleasant reminder. And yes, I most certainly agree, you MUST do all four walls!

compulsively compiled said...

I completely agree. I love paper in small spaces. If only our walls weren't textured, I'd have it many of mine.

Tobi Fairley said...

I absolutely LOVE wallpaper!!! I use it often in my own home and in my clients!!!! My entry, master bedroom walls and 2 baths are wallpapered in my house! I am currently working on a wallpaper line with Given Campbell whose papers I really love!!!!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Where can I find that fantastic soft pink chair in the top photo, I must have it...