Kitchen Wallpaper

 Good Morning!

Four scores and three years ago, I moved into a new apartment, still raw from the end of my engagement but feeling better about the prospect of a refresh. (Ok, it was just three years ago, I just wanted to use four scores in a sentence…although I don’t actually know what a score actually represents in terms of time).  I am only noting the personal upheaval that was happening, in order to blame put into context some of the less than stellar decor decisions I made at that time.  This “feature” wall in my kitchen is one of those decisions….


My ex loved wood and a warm colour palette.  He hated white walls, followed closely by grey ones.  He also didn’t enjoy pinks and purples. So when I got in my own place and didn’t have to compromise anymore, I got all light/white furniture and added pink and purple wherever I had that chance.  Since this wall in the kitchen juted out, I thought I would paint it a different colour….make it a “feature”.  And as you can see I chose purple. But not just any purple…it’s pretty darn close to Barney purple.  For awhile I liked it but  it’s  now wearing on me and I need a change.  So, I’m seriously considering wallpapering this wall.  Here are the some of the options I’m considering:

wallpaper copy Clockwise from top left:  Mirage: Gray wallpaper from: Graham & Brown, Inc. , Desire: Teal Wallpaper from: Graham & Brown, Inc., Juju – Black & Gold by AphroChic from Graham & Brown, Inc. , Mosaic Turquoise Wallpaper from: Layla Grayce & Zinc Door, Horsehair – Grey Wallpaper from: Decorator’s Best, Enthrall: Black & White Wallpaper  from: Graham & Brown, Inc.

Although I like the idea of a colour splash in the two teal ones, I’m really liking the black and white or grey ones a lot.  I’m especially liking the texture of the horsehair one. Gives interest without too much pattern.

Which ones do you like?


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Osborne and Little’s Wallpaper and Fabrics…oh my….

Good Morning to you!

This week I spent some time doing one of my favourite things…perusing fabrics. I normally prefer to do it in the store, but this week it was online.  One place I like to look at fabric online is Osborne and Little.  Not only do they have great fabric, but they also have an excellent selection of wallpaper.  Today I’ve put together some of the fabrics and wallpaper that caught my eye.

I love this ombre-ish patterned fabric in this soft subdued colour palatte

I’m a fan of interesting toile and this Asian-inspired fabric is a great example.

Usually I’m not a fan of plaid, but this one is so simple and cozy looking.  Makes me want to curl up in front of a fire.

Love the colour and bold pattern on this one…

This pretty velvet fabric with a raised flower pattern would add great texture to an upholstered chair or throw pillow.

 I’m 33 and a verified cougar so I’m going to stop apologizing for loving animal prints.

The soft colours and bold pattern in this fabric would make a great upholstered headboard.

Generally speaking, I haven’t really gotten on board with the whole Chevron trend, but  I am loving this interesting take on the pattern in this fabric.


The slightly flourescent colours really pop out of the gorgeous foxglove patterned wallpaper.

This snakeskin wallpaper is actually made of vinyl which I think would add such interesting texture to a room.

Bring the outdoors inside with this nature inspired wallpaper in a pretty coral.

Ah, the cameo – classic and beautiful – but this wallpaper takes a modern turn with shape and colour.

Gorgeous fabric with amazing pattern and colour.  And I love me some gold accents, and this wallpaper has just the right amount of glimmer.

I thought this salamander print could be great in the right kids room…it’s just so freakin’ fun.

I thought this pattern which features perfume bottles on a shelf is just so unique and beautiful. I’m not sure the best room to use this in, but perhaps a powder room.

Snakeskin wallpaper in a mellow yellow.  Gotta love it.


Have a great Friday!