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Casual Friday: Polly’s Wallpaper is here!

October 8, 2021  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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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.

Other fun finds this week!

• 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?!

Tell me we’re not the only ones.

• 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)

• Leanne Ford’s latest collection for Crate & Barrel knocks it out of the park again. My sister ordered this dining table for her home, and I can barely believe this gorgeous vase is just $29!

These brown cabinets!!

• 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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What do you think?

  1. Janet Carlson says:

    Love love the wallpaper!!

  2. Owl and willow is gorgeous but you may want to consider a focus wall instead of the entire room….. May become tired of the pattern.

  3. Kelly says:

    Hi Julia! Your lily pads made me want to share this sweet duck lamp I just bought for my baby. She’ll be perfect perched on a bookshelf! https://www.mysweetmuffin.com/products/egmont-heico-looking-down-duck-led-lamp

  4. Sara says:

    Yes to light switches! We just installed a smart light system and so every “switch” has 8 little buttons that are different sections of lights or different combinations of lights. We have post-it notes as a guide until we memorize all the buttons. HAHA!

  5. OH my goodness, I was eyeing that same wallpaper!

  6. Lindsey K says:

    The light for Polly’s room gives me Where the Wild Thing Are vibes and I am HERE for it! What a lucky little girl to have a mom who can create fairytale rooms to perfection. Also remembering the Elsa bedroom and now wishing you were my mom! Ha

  7. Kirstyn says:

    Literally amazing!!! Perfect storybook Feels! I cannot wait to see as it transforms. I loved her last room so much.

  8. Cristina says:

    That wallpaper is MAGICAL. I can’t wait to see it up on her walls.

  9. Maureen says:

    White trim that matches the ponies would be gorgeous, but hear me out….tone on tone green trim. Dark green from the trees or that lovely light green from the grass.

  10. Baylee says:

    Can’t get you outta my mind! Ohh yeah can’t get you outta my mind!

  11. Shelby says:

    Wallpaper is giving me some definite Hieronymus Bosch vibes and I’m loving it!

  12. Patricia says:

    This is a dream of a wallpaper.

  13. Catherine says:

    I immediately go to a wonderfully happy place when I see this paper. As a Brit, William Morris is all things home and I wish you many happy years looking at all the details.

  14. Rebekah says:

    Completely enchanted! Love.

  15. L J says:

    I first learned about William Morris papers many years ago. I have loved them ever since! Such depth of color and design. Fabulous!

  16. Julianna says:

    Polly’s room is going to feel so magical!

  17. Vicky says:

    Beautiful 🧡 Curious to know if wallpapers from William Morris are non-toxic?

  18. Allison says:

    Oh my gosh if I were Greta I would adore that room! Yes the bed somewhat resembles yours but it is so pretty and classy and a style she can grow with. I say go for it!

  19. Kim says:

    WOW, just wow! I love the colors in the wallpaper, it’s going to be gorgeous on her walls.

  20. Brenda says:

    The wallpaper and light for Polly’s room are just so amazing!!! I immediately started searching to see if I could find that pattern in fabric.

  21. Natalia says:

    I would love this for my daughters room! What’s the name of the wallpaper?

  22. Yusun says:

    The wallpaper is gorgeous! You always pick such bold prints and I love seeing how you style it… You’re my wallpaper inspiration! Curious how this wallpaper lines up? It looks like they’re might be an extra piece in between?

  23. Jenny says:

    Wow! That wallpaper is STUNNING! What an awesome find!

    • Melanie Reilly says:

      My goodness, that wallpaper is just beautiful! As you put her room together, I’d love your advice on how to keep a room with busier (and beautiful) wallpaper from feeling too busy or cluttered? I’d love to put wallpaper in my girls’ rooms but feel like with their many toys it could look too cluttered constantly! Thank you!! :)

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