Entrance and wallpaper selection

Way back a few months ago, I was posting on IG and FB a few of the wallpaper options that I was looking at for my entryway.  I had been going back and forth on what exactly I wanted.  I originally was looking at navy and white and I definitely wanted some sort of natural theme, leaves, flowers, trees…  However, since we are thinking of selling at some point in the future, I wanted something that appealed to most people and wasn’t too out there. Then I decided to do the One Room Challenge, which of course, totally side railed me on the wallpaper selection.

But I digress, and here were the contenders:

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So you can definitely see my nature theme going on above. Each one has it’s pluses and minuses. Top left is modern and the grey has a slight metallic tone so it’s also a little more formal.  Top right is soft, calm and has a watercolour feel in person. Bottom left has a linen texture and is again calm and neutral. Bottom right is similar to a block print and has a casual Scandinavian feel.

So to let you see where I’m thinking of using one of these papers. Here’s a few befores:

When we first moved in:

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After I stencilled and painted the interior doors a charcoal/black.

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I did love the stencil but then I had the house painted just before Christmas and the stencil was painted over. So back to the drawing board or in this case, the wallpaper store. Since I had already done a stencil I wanted something different so wallpaper won out.

This is how the entry looked after a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore’s Picket Fence. Fresh and clean but just a little dull.

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And which paper was the winner, you ask?

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I’m a sucker for trees and leaves and I thought this one had the touch of greige/taupe that would work with the existing beige/taupe fixtures.

I’ll be posting the reveal later this week.

Lisa

A new welcoming

So now that Spring has finally sprung here in Ontario, it’s all about updating and freshening up.  This past week I was helping a client do just that by giving her entry a new feel.

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Some fresh graphic wallpaper is the key piece and it will help make a grand statement to all who arrive.  The new dark hardwood floor and dark mirror will ground the space and complement the soft grey walls.  A hint of silvery metal in the pendant, tray, coat rack and hardware will give a little sparkle.  Texture comes in from the paper, baskets, and mens-wear grey inspired fabric on the ottoman. A classic console and an octagon shaped mirror make a great match and the blue vase and flowers are a little finishing touch to pull in the blues in an adjoining room.

I can’t wait to see it completed!

Lisa

 

A whole new Flor

No, it’s not a spelling mistake in my title, I’m talking about Flor tiles.  What are Flor tiles? They are remarkable carpet tiles that are cleanable, removable, durable and eco-friendly, as they are recyclable when they come to the end of their lifespan.

I’ve been wanting to try them out for quite a while now and after hearing how much Maureen loved them, I was anxious to try them out.

I have been wanting go change up my entryway carpet for a very long time, but hadn’t found anything that I was in love with.  So, now I’m thinking this is the perfect fit.  I made sure and chose a pattern and colour that would hide the dirt that gets traipsed in.  And since, I have quite a bit of blue to my home, a cheerful dark blue was just the thing.

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Remembrance in Tidal

Described by them as “Our take on distressed Turkish rug patterning in saturated hues and bold neutrals for an heirloom-worthy design. This style features a random pattern designed to vary from square to square, so patterns will not always align.”

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I am absolutely in love with the over dyed look of them and it certainly brightens up my entrance and ties in the navy sofa I have in my adjoining living room and the soft blue chairs I have in my family room. 

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And another thing I love about Flor tiles, is that when I’m having a large crowd over I can just add the two extra tiles I purchased, to make a little more space, to take off and put on boots.

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They have so many styles and types of carpet tiles that I’m sure you’ll find exactly what you are looking for.

Lisa