Wednesday, September 14, 2011


When we bought this house, every wall was covered with wallpaper. Every. Wall. And in several rooms, the ceilings as well. If you don't know how hard it is to remove wallpaper, well, me either, but the guys who did it for us said it's a real bitch. We (and by "we" I mean "they") removed it all and painted, except for the wallpaper in the tiny foyer you step into from the outside. I chose to keep this wallpaper not because I loved it but because A) it is the original wallpaper from when the house was built in the 30s, and I thought that was kind of neat, and B) we were kind of running out of money for wallpaper removal by that point and C) the room is really small and I figured it wouldn't be that noticeable. Here is the wallpaper:

We've lived here for two years now, and I have realized that A) I hate the wallpaper and B) It's really noticeable because it's like the first thing you see when you walk into the house! Duh! and C) Now that I've painted the front door green, walking in the house is like a Christmas festival. We still have no money for more wallpaper removal but I can't take it anymore. So we're replacing it. The only thing on the wall in the foyer is a gold bullseye mirror that belonged to my grandparents:

I'm not so in love with the mirror either, but it has great sentimental value what with my father being dead and all, so it's staying. Ignore the image of me in my nightly uniform of an Eagles t-shirt and lucky clover boxer shorts. Or don't. Whatevs.

Anyway, luckily for me my oldest and dearest friend from childhood, Chloe, is an artist and spent a few years designing wallpaper. So I had the idea of repapering the foyer in paper designed by Chloe. Fortunately, Chloe is incredibly talented and I love all the wallpaper she designed so while choosing one will be hard, it's the good kind of hard. OK, that sounds pervy, but you know what I mean. Here are some samples:

Belvedere by Tyler Hall

Scheherezade by Tyler Hall

Ravello by Tyler Hall

So what do you think? Does the mirror have to go? Which wallpaper do you like best? Should I just forget wallpaper altogether and paint the foyer? Why am I wracked with indecision? I'm never indecisive! What's going on? Help!

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October 26, 2011 at 11:37 AM

That is a very nice wallpaper, very different!

December 27, 2011 at 3:03 AM

There are many options of wallpaper motif on the market, wallpaper is easy to get but the selection must be appropriate for your home decor. Wallpaper with intricate floral patterns and solids suitable for rooms with large size, if this motif is used in small spaces then most likely you will feel crowded.

January 10, 2012 at 4:16 AM

I have interesting to see this desktop wallpaper..
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