On the Job with C: Powder Bath Details

Most of my clients are very adventurous when we move to the powder bath.  “Whatever you want do,” they first say. Then it’s, “Maybe you could use that wallpaper here”.  Powder baths, while they are simple, are gloried in the details.  Try the exciting wallpaper, the creative sink or the grand mirror.  It will steal the show…

{1} Striped sink and beautiful hardware on Pinterest {2} Beautiful mirror, wallpaper and repurposed chest on Enchanted home {3} Kelly Wearstler’s pink/black tile with stunning cabinetry {4} Phillip Jefferies Wallpaper and greenery on Architectural Digest

Friday Happy Hour: One-of-a-Kind Wallcovering

Luxe Magazine did this awesome spread on 15 One-of-a-Kind Wallcoverings.  Sometimes creativity on a wall makes all the difference in the world.  Here are a few ideas to get your boring room moving in the “luxe” direction…

{1} A neutral bedroom grabs interest with its wall custom panels made with hide, chrome and lacquer.  {2} Clarence House wallpaper mixes playfully with the hand-painted Ann Sacks floor tiles.  {3} This bedroom shimmers with mirrored wall panels and Maya Romanoff mother-of-pearl wall tile. {4} A channel tufted faux fur wall gives a lounge area a swank new look.  All photos from Luxe Magazine.

Friday Happy Hour: Framed Moulding Wallpaper

There are lots of ways to add texture and character to a wall.  One idea?  Try framing some wallpaper in moulding.  It sets the paper apart like artwork and makes a strong statement in the room.  Here are some spectacular examples…

{1} Traditional Home {2} Cole & Son Wallpaper {3} Marty’s Musings {4} South Shore Decorating

Friday Happy Hour: Philip Jeffries Rivets Wallpaper

I love small details like nailheads.  And while they work wonders on furniture, they are fairly permanent when you introduce them to a wall or door.  But not so fast….take a look at these Phillip Jeffries nailhead, or as they call it rivets, wallpaper options.  Amazing, right?

{1} Home Bunch {2}HGTV {3} The Rivet Collection {4}Decor Pad

Friday Happy Hour: Banana Leaves

Banana Leaves are back on the scene. Popular in the 1960s, this motif can be seen from everything from wallpaper and fabrics to candles and table accessories.  Are you bananas about it? Here’s some inspiration to get you going….

{1} House Beautiful {2} Celebrations at Home {3} Pinterest {4} Pinterest

Friday Happy Hour: China Seas Aga

While many of you love Greek Key, is just seems to be “everywhere”.  What else is similar but not as expected? Try Quadrille Fabric China Seas Aga.  Not only is there a fabric option, but a wallpaper one as well.  It comes in regular “Aga” and “Aga Reverse”.

{1} “Aga” Charlotte Barnes in New England Home  {2} Aga Wallpaper {3} “Aga Reverse” in Turquoise via Pinterest {4} Drapery in House Beautiful

Friday Happy Hour: Scalamandre Zebra

Every now and then, we see an iconic wallpaper pattern that never fails to impress.  We start using it again and suddenly it pops up in new designs and products.  Scalamandre Zebra is just that.  It comes in several colorways including:  Masai Red, Zanzibar Gold, Serengeti Green, Safari Brown, Black, Yellow, Periwinkle, Denim, Orange, Silver and Gold.   Thanks to a new line from Eastern Accents and Lenox, we can now purchase pillows, scarves, umbrellas, glassware, plates, decanters and more.  So don’t let your zebra stop at the wallpaper and be sure to check out my INSPIRE post for Dwell with Dignity if you can’t get enough.

{1} A room done in Masai Red Scalamandre iconic wallpaper  {2} Zebra Tole Tray Table from One Kings Lane  {3} Summary of products by Kelly Market  {4} Pair of Scalamandre loafers from Stubbs & Wooton.