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Design Tip Tuesday- Wallpaper....not your grandma's apple ceiling border!


-Grass cloth wallpaper in a navy above built-ins flanking the fireplace




Wallpaper has evolved a LONG way from when I was growing up in the 80's. I have very distinct memories of apple wallpaper borders, plastic looking renditions of grasscloth, the Tuscan grape/wine theme. My friend who recently bought a house was so excited to show me their wallpaper in the basement bathroom of naked cartoon people. It is so hideous that it is kitschy and an argument could be made to keep it!

But in 2020, wallpaper is definitely having a moment, and I don't see it being a trend. I think the technology, capabilities, patterns, price points, and examples of wallpaper being used all over Pinterest, Houzz, and Instagram are changing people's views on it.

Add in that you can get removable wallpaper and that’s a game changer!

MY FAVORITE APPLICATIONS - great spaces to add in wallpaper

1. Feature Walls/ Back of built-ins or bookcase

2. Fireplaces

3. Powder Bathrooms



My friend Stephanie, Owner and Designer of The Divine Living Space, recently posted on Instagram her process and transformation of her own dining room using a bold wallpaper.

This wallpaper is from Kelly Ventura, pattern: midnight garden, color: navy

Link to Wallpaper

-Wallpaper trial

-AFTER #diningroom #wallpaper #floralwallpaper



Featured on my blog before, my friend Kasey- The Furniture Redeemer, restores furniture beautifully. Pictured below is an example of using a wallpaper to dress up the back of a furniture piece.

#thefurnitureredeemer #repurposed #refinished


Wallpaper can add a POP in a small space to make a big impact. The wallpaper shown below is actually a removable option that made install easy and semi-permanent. The homeowner even installed herself!

#builtin #builtins #paintedcabinetry



Below is a mood board of a living room (first pic) I am working on that we will use navy wallpaper on the fireplace.


-Living room mood board design #livingroomdesign #moodboard



This is where my heart sings for wallpaper!! I think bathrooms are the perfect place for this fun feature.

The three pictures below are all powder bathrooms I have done recently.

Link to wallpaper

-Modern monochromatic wallpaper #modern



Link to wallpaper


Link to Wallpaper


Another great example of wallpaper in a bathroom comes from another good friend, Morgan of Construction2Style.

-Powder bath with a moody vintage feel

-Another Construction2Style powder bath with wallpaper feature


Take away- if you are nervous about doing a wallpaper...start with removable...

If you feel it will be too much... start with one feature wall.

Not sure...hit me up and I can help!


Thank you for joining in and reading! I hope you got an insight into what we do, who we work with, the reality behind making old spaces new, and how awesome are clients are! Don't forget to subscribe:)

Jeanna Letzring, Owner/Interior Designer



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