Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Powder Room wallpaper

This house used to feel so cold, with grey-tinged white walls (and some grey walls) and no molding. After putting in the gorgeous, sunny wide-plank Carlisle floors, miles of special crown molding and now the creamy kitchen cabinets, things are starting to warm up!

I am leaning towards creamy paints and yellow tones, especially in the north-facing exposures. The powder room on the first floor is VERY small (about 5.5 x 3.5), and is going to be dominated by a cast-iron utility sink (photos on that later). I'd like a yellow-toned wallpaper for this teeny weeny space, preferably with an organic theme. And it's just off the mudroom, so it needs to flow with that - think creamy paint and beadboard.

This paper - Cow Parsley by Cole and Sons - is currently in the lead. The above tear is from Real Simple, but it was also featured in a recent Martha Stewart in blue.

I have searched Etsy and Ebay for vintage rolls (as well as the usual suspects like Secondhand Rose). I found this fun vinyl lattice print on Etsy... but there is only 1 roll (72 sq feet). Not enough!

A little more glam would be this fun print from Osborne and Little, Iris, from their Vintage II collection.

Whose heart wouldn't be aflutter with this adorable paper from Alpha Workshops? Butterfly in Jubilant colorway.

And while it doesn't look great on the web, I do love this paper - Erin by Madison and Grow in the roll-off-the-tonque colorway of Jonquil on Parchment. The subtle bird motif is playful yet modern.

And I would love to know if this Manuel Canovas print - Pali - comes in a warmer tone. Could it be any more gorgeous? This is the bathroom of Amanda Nisbet's home in Manhattan (House Beautiful):

For a farmhouse, what say you???


hayseed said...

HI! I think your choice is terrific, and I'm enjoying all of your photos and ideas-just lovely-we live in an old farmhouse too-oh, and I ALSO was looking for a used excavator (just kidding!)

Zane Wooder said...

I love the wallpaper you choose for the bathroom. Such a great choice. It's really unique and beautiful.