Sunday, July 8, 2012

OUR HOUSE: wallpapers and more

Our guest room, powder room and second kids bedroom have a wall paper that reflects a lot of French country style.

First, here is what I did to our basement room for guests...

We split the room into 2 areas by wallpapering the part where the bed will be placed.

Then by hammering a perfectly good piece of oak wood (great stress reliever ...smiles...) and later staining it grayish brown colour (aging process and the opposite of what I try to do to my skin), the arch separating the bed from the rest of the room was completed.

Getting some woven window treatments in neutral mix of tones (gray, brown, beige, caramel) for the guest room and our complete basement actually.

The wallpaper is my favourite part of the room, I found it at Living With Lis Blog and loved it in the dining room setting so much, that I had to use the paper somewhere! Lis did an amazing job!

Benjamin Moore in Calgary Kensington tracked it down for me and all was good!
Here is the Wallpaper Information - Wild Orchid II

Having the custom bedding done was fun job, the bolster is fabulous to lean on and read or watch TV and don't need a headboard at all!

The cowboy hat is for my 18yrs old niece from the Czech Republic, who is coming over for 5 weeks to stay with us and go to the Stampede of course!
The door leads to a large walk in closet, just perfect for any long term guest ...

Second, the other kids' bedroom has been wallpapered just part way up (still has to be finished with some wood piece as a border) and it is a lovely playful motif ... loving the mint blue-green colours.

And third, our powder room has a lovely rose print and humming birds paper on the walls, green, blue, gray and hint of yellow are the colours.
That is really the colour scheme in our entire house.

I am considering placing a wall paper on the ceiling in the dining room, but have not decided yet, the room is Provence blue including the ceiling and I think that an interesting wall paper may add the painted ceiling effect ...fresco ...

Have you seen it done? Have you done it? Or if you have any helpful tips for me in that regard, I would love to hear from you, you can email me at you lots!



  1. I've seen wallpaper on the ceiling and I think you should go for it. It would look beautiful and if you don't like it you can always rip it down that simple. I've only ever used wallpaper recently in our downstairs bath we used a grasspaper that I love! Great job on your guest room it looks so inviting.


  2. All the paper in that bedroom, stunning and always have liked grasscloth. Lucky houseguest!