Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Today I am completely in love with paisley. The paper looks even more beautiful up on the wall and I am so glad we overcame our debilitating fear of wallpaper (and removing wallpaper again!!!). Trust me, if you have removed as much as we have in this house you wouldn't want to touch it again with a 10 foot pole.

But as soon as the first sheet was up on the wall I knew it was exactly what we had been lacking before.

Today the weather is not being very cooperative for pictures so everything looks a little washed out, but I am sure you can see the effect. As soon as we have another bright sunny morning I will be in here snapping away to update our master reno link.

My latest dilema is now whether to go back to the black mirror for a punch of contrast.


Or stay with the soothing white one.

We also made the call to bring the settee upstairs and have already spent some time this afternoon cuddling with Wren and playing on it. I can tell it will be a great addition for us up here instead.

One of my favorite recent finds was this set of original drawings I picked up at Goodwill for $4.99 each. They are so whimsical and after the frame of the gold one is sprayed black as well they will reside on my side table leaning against the wall.



I am hoping that sunny day will be shining through these windows tomorrow!

Now we are off to enjoy a romantic dinner and movie while Wren experiences her first sleep over at Grandma's! And catch up on a LOT of sleep~

60 comments:

Heather said...

I love it.
I like the black mirror better than the white. It adds a needed punch.

mirela said...

i love the wallpaper ..paisley is one of my favorites as well.The bedroom just looks amazing.. well done Holly..I'm a huge fan of your work & your blog - i think your restorations are to die for .look forward to many more of your new projects xx

Jessica said...

I love the white mirror...like you said, it's soothing. The black looks good as well but it takes the focus away from everything else. Beautiful job as usual!

Becky said...

I love the wallpaper. I would go with a blue for the mirror. Maybe like the throw on the bed and the chair that is peeking to the left of the pics.

Melissa said...

Really pretty! I know it's not your taste as much, but I think a silver mirror-- a Louis Phillipe style, maybe?-- would look amazing with that paper. If not, I would go with a deeper gray. I love the paper!!!!

Kerry said...

The wallpaper is really beautiful. I'm sure this will be a lovely serene place for you to relax in. Although I'm a big fan of black and white I think the white mirror works best. Fantastic job.

Mary said...

LOVE the wallpaper...I agree...it is just what you needed. Looks fabulous! ~mary~

Amy said...

black mirror!

Creamy White said...

Hi Holly!!! Looks beautiful the wallpaper and everything else! I have a beautiful wallpaper here but ended up deciding for the light blue on our bedroom...yours looks GORGEOUS!
I'm about to send you the pictures of the furniture. I'll see if I can do this tomorrow...quite busy here with the kids!
I'll talk to you soon,
XoXo, Li :-)

The Real Estate Talker said...

Nice wallpaper. I like the white mirror, its not so stark against all the other white.

Shilo said...

White mirror definitely! :) But everything you do is gorgeous!

Angie said...

This is breath taking!! Leave the black mirror LOVE IT!

dedeetsyshop said...

I LOVE it! I love the black mirror too! If not black, I would do a darker grey! It all looks fantastic. I like the settee up there too!

Randi said...

As if it wasn't hard enough to get out of bed in the morning...What a beautiful room~

Randi

Cindy said...

The wallpaper looks so classy and soothing. I like the white mirror or would go with a silver.

rosesandroostersaz said...

I love the paisley wallpaper with the white mirror!

Amanda said...

can i start by saying i love that you said "i'm in love with paisley 'today'"?! it made me chuckle because i fall in and out of love each and every day. :) that paper, however, is fabulous and sure to be something you love forever, since you have had your fill of removing the stuff, right? :)

everything looks absilutely beautiful. what a perfect place to come back to after your romantic dinner.

as for the mirror... i'm a sucker for that glossy white one. found a similar one myself thats getting sprayed glossy white tomorrow. :)

enjoy your evening of romance and rest lovely.

SarahRachel said...

Gooooooooooorgeous!!!! You made me believe in wallpaper again. ;-) I like the mirror white- so soothing. I want to sleep in that room but I guess that would be weird. =)

Grace said...

Very pretty wallpaper. I think the black mirror balances the black picture frames and the blackboard on the other wall. What a serene bedroom you have created.

Grace said...

Very pretty wallpaper. I think the black mirror balances the black picture frames and the blackboard on the other wall. What a serene bedroom you have created.

Christine Snell said...

omgoodness-- lurve lurve lurve what you do

i say white mirror

and second i say if you are in ny and want to redo my house- come on over

gg said...

i like the black mirror. it has more contrast and brings the other black elements in the room together. i also like how the shape of the mirror matches the inlaid detail on the chest. works really well together.

Bekah: said...

Go with the white mirror. Your room and wallpaper look amazing.

kelly said...

It looks amazing! I love the white mirror...black takes too much away from everything else.

laChiclife said...

I love the wallpaper, and prefer the white mirror. As I had written to you before by email, you inspired me to do my room all white. I have uploaded pictures on my blog...lachiclife.blogspot.com

yesi

Aunt+Uncle B said...

The wall paper looks wonderful in your room. I vote black mirror.

Kristin said...

i love everything about it.

And not that it matters, but I like the white mirror better. more serene. And i don't think a punch is necessary in your room.

Wendy said...

go with a lt blue mirror. I know what you mean about the wallpaper. WE removed it in all our rooms, but ended up putting it back up in th3e dining room. Some rooms just need wallpaper. And yours is beautiful!

Vintage Sassy said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I myself like the black mirror as it picks up the black in the frames and the chalkboard. The settee looks great in there.

LeAnn

Lauren said...

It looks fantastic! I think I would stay with the white but they both look really good.

Melodie said...

I puffy heart paisley. The paer your chose is perfct! vote for the white mirror. I love how restful that room is.

Becky said...

I say black mirror all the way! :)

Dana said...

I love the punch that the black mirror gives. That wallpaper is so pretty. Where did you get your duvet.comforter? It is GORGEOUS!

AnaLisa said...

I'm no master at decorating, but I love the grey paint color you chose for the legs of the settee and think the mirror would look good that color. Otherwise I like the white one but I tend to like bedrooms to be soothing. Black is great too with the cute round pillow you have on the bed. My favorite is probably the chalkboard art you created... it's adorable. :) I love your blog Holly, you are a great artist of furniture. Keep up the good work!

Amanda said...

It looks phenomenal! When we hung our wallpaper it was so scary that my husband wouldn't even touch it - but we both love it so much now! Also, I really think the black mirror looks great against the paisley wall.

Rayia said...

Beautiful!!! Love the settee in the room, so cozy! And I think the white mirror looks best. The black is fun, but it distracts from everything else, and looks really "heavy" on that table. Just a thought:o)!

angela | the painted house said...

Lovely paper. Lovely duvet.

Kacey said...

The wallpaper is perfect. The black mirror is my favorite - love the way it pops against the wall.

Seagrass Interiors said...

It turned out SO good!!! I think my vote may go to the white mirror. Can't wait to see what you pick though!

Melissa

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Great wallpaper! Any tips for getting the pattern to line up? We just bought some to do our powder room but I'm waiting for a free weekend to tackle it all!

I think the black mirror adds a little bit of nice contrast!

Amber said...

omg holly!! it looks amazing!!

Kerri said...

The wallpaper looks absolutely perfect Holly. And as for the mirror, how about black in winter and white in summer?
Kerri x

Living It At Home said...

Your wallpaper is beautiful and elegant. Your bedroom looks better already. I think I like the dark mirror for some contrast. The settee also looks wonderful too!

Great job! You can pat yourself on the back now!

~jamilyn

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Luv the wallpaper. I'd go with the black.

Ivy Lane said...

Beautiful paper! and YES, leave the black mirror...the frame relates to the dark floors so nicely... Looks outstanding!

bagfashionista said...

love it!

i like the black mirror only if there's some black accents to balance it off on the other side of the bed

and just curious, how do you manage to get your husband to agree to NOT have a TV in the bedroom??! My husband's dream would probably to have one in every frigging room in the house!

Gina said...

Beautiful as always! I love the mirrors. What about one that is painted the same blue as the chalkboard frame? Anything you do is divine :)

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I've gotta ask where you got your bedding from. It's luxurious!

Shauna said...

I LOVE the wallpaper! The whole room looks great. I like the black mirror alot more than the white one.

satisfyingspaces1 said...

Love the wallpaper. I think the white and black mirror both look great but, I think I would lean towards the white mirror.The room looks beautiful!

Melissa said...

WOW!! I LOVE the wallpaper...you are so right; it was just what you needed in there. Oh, and just to throw my two cents in…I think I like white mirror. It looks more soothing which is exactly how a master retreat should look!

Decor I Adore said...

Beautiful wallpaper! It looks amazing! I hope you get much needed rest.... I love the white mirror.

Dreamy Whites said...

Holly,
I LOVE your bedroom. so Pretty. I just love that wall paper. It is so pretty. I can't wait to see what else you are up to. This bedroom is my favorite that I have seen.
Take Care,
Maria
p.s the bead board paneling in your laundry room is great. We used the same paneling all over in one of our houses, I just loved it. I never thought about using it on the ceiling! Great idea! Can't wait to see it when you get done.

Timeless Style Design said...

Well it's unanimous -- gorgeous wallpaper, gorgeous room.

Love the bedspread too -- are you willing to share your source?

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

The wallpaper is so soft and pretty, perfect for your room!
I am really loving the drawings you found at goodwill. What a fantastic find!
The settee looks great too! Oh, and I like the white mirror too.
Londen

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! I love it. Black mirror for sure. The contrast is perfect.

Kate said...

I notice you have no clocks in your bedroom. do you hide those (along with their ugly wires) for the picture taking? As a fellow mother, I'm sure your alarm clock (like mine) comes with short legs, a cute smile and a very wet diaper!

Elisabeth said...

I vote for the white mirror, the black is too much dark contrast in such a light room.

prashant said...

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Tanya said...

Either mirror looks great. Maybe white for summer and black to cozy it up a bit in winter! Love the settee. It looks perfect.

 
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