[master bath] Wallpaper on Trial

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Wallpaper is serious. It contributes to a woman’s increasing insanity in the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper.” It even plays a role in Oscar Wilde’s last words, “This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes or I do.” I love wallpaper, but it is quite a commitment.

Painting a wall on a whim is no big deal. If you don’t like it, you can just repaint it.  If you don’t like your wallpaper, fixing your mistake is a bit more involved. So, before I begin convincing Matt that it is a great idea to spend money on putting a pattern on a wall, I thought I would do a trial run. Besides, I don’t have time to fight in a duel at the moment. I’m too busy sparring with the US Postal Service, but that’s another post. 🙂

Here are some of my favorite wallpapers right now:

de Geournay

de Geournay on the walls at Bergdorf’s

Miles Redd’s  fearless use of mixed patterns is so inspiring to me, especially in a recently redecorated Brooklyn Townhouse featured in House Beautiful. I’m also being drawn to Chinoiserie  touches, especially the blue that covers the walls in the restaurant at Bergdorf’s.

Some of my favorite wallpaper patterns can be found at:
Scalamandre
Pierre Frey
de Gournay

 

Before I spend the money for nice wallpaper, and possibly ruin a wall, I purchased removable gold dot decals from The Lovely Wall Co. on Etsy to simulate a pattern in our master bathroom. The gold dot decals are fabulous and I love how easy they were to peel and stick to my wall. The Lovely Wall Co. offers a lot of different removable decals and removable wallpaper. I would definitely recommend their shop.

 

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Embroidered white and navy towels with gold metallic thread.

Embroidered white and navy towels with gold metallic thread.

 

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Thankfully Matt loves it and I am one step closer to our home having a chinoiserie papered hallway.

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