A year or two ago, BeachBoy and I toured Southern Living’s Georgia Idea House. We were both quite surprised to find that we liked the designer’s subtle use of wallpaper.
So, fast forward to the call I made to my mother following the trip.
ST: Oh, the house was lovely. Beachboy wants to use the same blue woven wallpaper in our bedroom some day. It reminded us of our trip to Savannah.
Mom: Are you crazy?! NEVER put wallpaper in your house! You will live to regret it.
These, of course, were words of wisdom spoken by the same woman I watched hang and tear down 4 different of patterns of wallpaper in one kitchen during my childhood. She hated every one of them, ducks, flowers, and all. And, I must admit, I hated them too.
HOWEVER, I do have an interest in subtler, woven papers. So, imagine my curiosity when I noticed One Kings Lane’s latest email in my inbox, tempting me with Kenneth James’ wallpaper. I had to open it.
I then HAD to buy a roll…
I’ve been hard at work on a design for the library (which I’ll get around to posting soon), and this paper seemed like the perfect fit. It actually begged me to buy it. I heard it.
Now, don’t panic. I’m not planning to paper the entire room….but I’ll let you in on the paper plan later. For now, I just need to basque in the excitement of my first purchase for the space. *sigh*