Category Archives: Housey Stuff

Wallpaper? Really? (Yes)

Okay, so wallpaper. I will admit that more than one of my homes has come with original vintage wallpaper that was, for me, a selling point.  I will also admit that removing early 90’s dusty rose and powder blue floral print wallpaper complete with coordinating borders wasn’t something awesome in my life. The key to wallpaper is that it has to be amazing and timeless. I fully understand that these are subjective terms, and that not everyone will agree that a wallpaper mural of an autumn forest scene or textured fabric are amazing or timeless, I feel like we can all agree that those little geese with scarves around their necks were neither. And don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about. Unless you really don’t. In which case… Click here to find delight and enjoyment.

By “Timeless” I mean… Do you know about this wallpaper? Is it from the 60s or today? Or somewhere in between? Or is it just plain cute? (It’s modern, and it’s cute.)

“Dotty” Wallpaper in Yellow, from Ferm Living

This one is an example of a print that could be old, but in a color scheme that is definitely new, but won’t ever look dated, it will just always look like really fun wallpaper.  The mixture of neutrals and brights is what makes it modern and fresh.  If it was going tor a vintage vibe it would be brights on brights (on brights) and scream all kinds of flower power references.

 The pattern below keeps kind of the same idea going.  The fact that the gold and burgundy are contrasted so well by the cool tone of the background and the pure clean white silhouettes keeps this wallpaper from feeling dated.  As a side note, I really just love this room in general.  The wall covering is a custom fabric by CDL Workshop.
I love this next one an extra super lot because it uses a super bright green with a pale aqua and the pattern is a little bit sparse but not too sparse for the size of the flowers.  It is a good balance in this room full of otherwise quiet neutrals.  Also, blue door!
 This pattern from Graham & Brown kind of blew my mind.  I had to look at this picture a few times before I could decide if I loved it because it was fantastic, or if it was fantastic because I love the furniture, lighting, and accessories in the space so much.  Both. I love it for both. I love it on its own, imagining it in a grand master bathroom or in a small quaint powder room, or in a dining room, or living room, or entryway. The artistic feel of the pattern and the color scheme are wondrous.
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Card Catalogs

I’m obsessed with tiny things. Tiny drawers shall be no exception. Because what do tiny drawers hold?

Tiny things.

This is a tiny card catalog on top of a metal cabinet next to a chest of large drawers. Tiny tiny!

This card catalog is larger and more rustic feeling. I do love the collection of old painting on top as well!

This one has cleaner lines and we’re back to tiny drawers!
What would you put in your card catalog? I feel like they would be perfect for small sewing and crafting notions.  My brain would go all over the place and want to have rooms and rooms of them with embroidery floss, fabric scraps, and buttons neatly stowed in each of the fantastic little drawers.
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Color Shot: Yellow Dining Chairs

These should bring a little bit of sunshine to your soul.  The prices range from about 35 bucks to into the thousands for the vintage Eames wonders, so there’s something for every budget!

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1. The Darlington (Set of two) By Society Social

2.Lilly Pulitzer Home barstools in “Boulevard” and “Breaker”

3. West Elm Wrap Dining Chair, no longer available, but there is a scoop version here

4. Dining Chair by Bark Furniture

5. Vintage “Dax” chairs by Charles Eames, from 1st Dibs

6. Lattice Metal Chair, a steal at about $35, from Ace Mart Restaurant Supply

7. Hatfield Rocker, from CB2

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It’s okay if you want to… spend $500 on a single drawer pull.

Here’s an idea for some jewelry for your home.  Let me know if you go for it. Seriously. I mean, so we can be friends because I might need to borrow some money.

Eduardo Garza Amethyst Drawer Pull

Eduardo Garza Malachite Drawer Pull

These Semi-precious stone and 23 karat gold drawer pulls are available from Eduardo Garza’s online store.  They are for sure eye catching and unique, but it’s hard to imagine spending pretty much a dresser budget on a single pull. Maybe someday? (Probably not).

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