I wasn’t planning on doing any of the girls rooms this year, because there was so much chaos in the main areas of the house, I really wanted to make sure their rooms stayed clean and organized (even if they did lack personality) until things calmed down everywhere else. But a few weeks ago, I stumbled across some wallpaper from William Morris called “Owl and Willow” that I couldn’t get out of my mind!! It felt so perfect for Polly’s room. I could only find it available in the UK, but I had some amazing people in my corner with connections through The Tile Shop and William Morris, I eventually was able to get my hands on some through Zoffany. (Thank you! When there’s a will, there’s a way and my will was pretty strong with this one I guess!) When it arrived this week, my jaw hit the floor! It’s the most magical, fairytale, storybook wallpaper a little girl could want. It has ponies, dogs, owls, peacocks, lily pads!! Every time I look at it I find something new which feels like a game! Being just 4, I know that of all the girls, she will get the longest mileage out of this paper in her room.
All the walls in Polly’s room will be getting the wallpaper and I’m leaning toward white trim, actually!. Before even moving into this house, I decided I wanted to get really bold and brave with patterns and prints, and wallpaper is a great place to start. Starting with installing the wallpaper in the WC (water closet), moving onto Polly’s room, then the music room, and who knows what will be next?? All this to say that I’m just getting started when it comes to wallpaper.
• My lip mask that I wear EVERY night for bed, just came out with some seasonal flavors and I’m so excited to try them. I ordered this three pack with my OG fav and it also comes with Gingersnap and Peppermint! Would make such a great gift, too!
• I ordered this light for Polly’s room. Isn’t it sweet?!
• I saw Jessica wearing these tennis shoes a couple weeks ago and I pounced when she shared a link. They are so cute and comfy. The sizes are men’s so make sure you size accordingly. (I sized down by 1.5)
• I saved this beautiful bedroom as inspo for Greta’s bedroom, but then I realized it kind of looks like ours. Haha!
• This men’s shirt is my favorite things to wear. I got it for Chris last year, but I wear it open, as a shacket, at least once a week!
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We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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In January it’s really common to talk about upcoming trends, and I have done this in the past (2021 trends here)! It’s fun for me to see what’s up and coming, and to experiment with new patterns and colors that excite me. Being a trend forecaster can be tricky when I really try to preach making […]
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