You know when you get an idea in your head and just can't shake it? Like wallpapering a room?
Well, I always secretly wished I could wallpaper our dining room, but felt that because of the archways, I couldn't.
So I contacted my installer for advise.
Can this room be papered?
Will the stripe grasscloth paper I'm obsessed with work, or look weird?
How will you go around the arches without moulding?
He assured me it would look amazing.
So I ordered the paper from Philip Jeffries, a raffia maize colored stripe.
As it was being installed around the room--and I mean "around" the room because it is an oval shape, I was doing the happy dance!
The arches weren't a big deal after all.
My installer knows what he's doing!
It's almost like it was always there!
I love white walls, don't get me wrong, but the dining room has been a challenge.
With oval walls, I cannot hang any art whatsoever. The most I can do is lean a mirror at the end of the room! The wallpaper makes those challenges go away.
It's like it is the art.
The room was finished just in time for us to host a small dinner party.
The stripe inspired me to dig out my majolica pitchers for a centerpiece of white hydrangeas.
You know, when we moved, I put all those plaid, floral and patterned plates in storage.
But somehow they found their way back to my dining table!
Stenciled burlap placemats under wicker chargers.
Ralph Lauren plaid plates with my special majolica salad plates.
Bone handled flatware from Restoration Hardware.
Napkins from April Cornell.
This is my first "tablescape" in this house.
It looks like I'm a little rusty, since I forgot the glasses!
I posted a photo of the dining room on Instagram a few days ago and got a lot of comments.
One of my favorite comments was from fellow blog friend, Joni Webb:
"You make me laugh because you really have a particular style - and you try to change it up - but you came back to it here - and it looks fabulous!!!"
Stay tuned for yet another room I just had to wallpaper!
I promise this is it!
White walls! Yea, right...
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