I’ve been dying to share our wallpaper with y’all. It’s a project I took on in an effort to make our house a little cozier and to create more of a division of space. An open concept floor plan is incredibly helpful when it comes to having children since I can cook a meal while the kids play all around in plain sight, but boy do I miss walls! I think it’s great for each room to have it’s own feel and I had considered wallpaper for a long time, but was afraid to take the jump.
A few months ago, I visited a design panel where I listened to Olivia Brock, Sister Parish Design, Angie Hranowsky, and Lisa Joyce talk about their expertise in interior design. There was one thing that each designer agreed on—add texture to the walls if you want to create character! Of course, some houses just have that special character, but I’ve always been missing that in our current home. That was all the convincing I needed. I went home and ordered samples.
I fell in love with Annie Selke’s wallpaper back when we papered Watson’s room last November. The wallpaper we used in there is one of my very favorites. I remember our installer commenting on how impressed he was with the quality of the wallpaper. So when we wanted to do this project on a few other rooms, I immediately went back to Annie Selke because they have some beautiful options and seem to constantly be adding new patterns to their lineup.
For our dining room, I chose a grasscloth called Samoa Sand. There are quite a selection of colors available, but the sand color seemed to be the best choice for us since we have a lot of natural tones in our home. It definitely creates a division of space in our dining room, but still blends well with the surrounding rooms. Just to note, the gray walls you can see in the photo below will soon be painted a shade of white—the same one we have in our living room. The gray that is currently there (which you can see outside of the dining room) is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. When we moved in, it was painted everywhere in our house. It’s a beautiful color, but most rooms in our house are now a different color.
I think the grasscloth really sets a nice backdrop for my new painting by Stacey Lawrence. We picked up another one of her paintings while on Harbour Island this spring. I really love her work and talked about it more here.
This table below was a Homegoods find.
The next place the wallpaper was added was to our foyer. This space still is in need of some things… a new rug and I’d really love a new console table that makes more of a statement, but here it is!
We used the Links wallpaper in “Sand.” It’s a good one.
I also changed out the light in the foyer because it used to be just an ugly builder’s flush mount. This is the Visual Comfort Gramercy Mini Chandelier.
The last place we added wallpaper is in our powder bath downstairs, which, aside from the wallpaper and mirror, is pretty bare bones right now. I’m trying to figure out what kind of art to put in here.