Thursday, April 8, 2010

Decisions, decisions

I broke out my Domino (R.I.P.) magazines this week, and I had the inspired idea of creating an accent wall in my dining room and Rowan's room with wallpaper. James resisted profusely at first, but I have since worn him down and we are at the point where he has embraced (embraced may be a strong word) the idea, but isn't so sure about my initial choices.

The dilemma is that there are a vast array of options, and it's been difficult to narrow it down. My bungalow was built in 1930, and has many of its original features, which was one of the main reasons we feel in love with it. A modern print just won't work with keeping with look of the house. So, while I love some of the modern geometric shapes that are currently out there, it is not happening.

Then I mentioned the dreaded word floral to my husband....I kept trying to tell him it was a more masculine, modern floral :) He's not fully convinced. The buzz words fell on deaf ears.

James is actually the one who suggested the birdcage print for Rowan's room. And it really is the perfect choice. We are just debating which colour scheme to use. The brown (James' vote) or the ivory (my choice).

Here are some of the front runners thus far. Let me know what you think!


Gracie said...

Nice blog Michelle! Just stopped by from Studio Calico!

Anonymous said...

Wallpaper - something that I am so interested in and yet it scares the bejesus out of me. Looking forward to seeing finished walls. Tara

Anonymous said...

Yes, wallpaper is terrifying and should be avoided at all cost!

- not Michelle's husband

Valerie said...

Just found you via Studio Calico, too - love these metallic papers - my vote is for the top one.
Don't know why are husband's are so afraid of wallpaper but mine is, too.