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Apr 26, 2010

Rethinking wallpaper

I've never been totally crazy about wallpaper. I will use it very selectively. Maybe to cover a box, to add a nice touch to a piece of furniture, or to cover some of my otherwise boring file folders. That's about it. However, these spaces invite me to re-think my wall paper paradigm.

I feel total serenity when I look at the first photo. Maybe it is the combination of subtle yellow and white. There's just something soothing about this room:

Bold AND beautiful:
And this pattern is lovely. Love the gray and subtle shades of blue:


I tend to shy away from patterns in my sofas, but I definitely LOVE this one:

Hope you find some inspiration this week that makes you see things from a different point of view.
Have a wonderful week, dear lovelies and chicas.
Love and hugs,


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32 comments:

  1. me encantaria poder decorar con wallpaper pero como alquilamos no podemos :) en un futuro
    Silvia, i vivi en Atenas 4 años cuando era mas pequeña, mi madre es griega :) de ahi la conexion
    besitos

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  2. that very last pic is my favorite. those are gorgeous inspiration photos doll! xo

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  3. What a stunning selection of beautiful florals and gorgeous textures - I love them!

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  4. I love that turquoise patterned sofa!!

    xoxo Laura

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  5. Silvia these images are lovely but the first one is my absolute favourite. You are so right it is so soothing and the combination of yellow, white and grey is so elegant!
    Frances

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  6. I love wallpaper these days. The patterns are all beautiful, but my favorite is the teal one!

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  7. Ah yes - the idea of wallpaper just feels so fresh right now, doesn't it? I am seeing so many gorgeous varieties everywhere I look that the only difficulty seems to lie in choosing... :)

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  8. absolutely GORGEOUS wallpapers!! i've posted an image on my blog with a rather cute wallpaper too...come check it out when you have some time =)

    Persis
    http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi Silvia
    I so love wallpaper.. the second last pic is my fave. I went for white walls at home and now regret it:-(
    Lovely images, as always!
    Hugs
    Flaviana

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  10. The yellow makes it so soothing. Great selection. I just love the last photo. What a beautiful pattern.
    Have a nice day :)

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  11. I'm thinking about that funny ostrich head in the sand wallpaper that was in this month's Lonny and wanting it for my b&w bedroom! I love the grey and yellow in the first photo.

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  12. Dear Silvia! I agree with you! The first image is beyond beautiful! Wish I could create sth like that in my home!! Have a lovely day!
    Kristin :)

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  13. p.s hi Silvia!

    I wanted to check something with you. Can you pls send me your email add so that I can write to you. Mine's persis279@yahoo.com.

    Thanks =)

    xo...Persis.

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  14. Hola Silvia! me encanta el 3º papel, hece un efecto muy curioso. Y el tapizado del último sofá es precioso.
    Muchas gracias por visitar mi blog. Salu2!!!

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  15. I rediscovered paper when we refurbished our home 3 years ago, if there was one thing I wish I could take with me when we move it would be some of our wallpaper, I love the accents of fun and colour. Great pictures.

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  16. I've shied away from wallpaper since we built our home six years ago. In my last home I had to remove the former owner's paper and it was a nightmare. With all of the new fabulous papers now, I recently added wallpaper just to some panels in my dining room. I'm loving the way it turned out.

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  17. The headache comes when the wallpaper fad is gone and we have to pay $2K to remove it and replaster the wall.... ARGH! But it looks so good... I love the first photo too. and I guess it wouldn't so expensive to replaster just one wall...

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  18. i am a pattern freak - so yeah I love all of those beautiful wallpapers =)
    So thank you for your lovely comment at my blog - have you been to Rio before?

    =)

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  19. Silvia, I love wallpaper but haven't had the guts to do it in our home. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. YES! I love the first room. It's beautiful!

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  21. Voce fala portugues? ^_^

    How lovely!

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  22. Hi Silvia-
    Wallpaper is so much differen't then what it used to be, it's gorgeous! I'm actaully thinking of using it in our bathroom/bedroom. Have a wonderful evening
    Thanks for the post
    Kristin

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  23. I like the idea of just applying wallpaper on just one side of the wall...
    ps:just found your lovely blog~ gorgeous!
    Thank you chica*

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  24. lOVELY ROOMS! and great inspirations!

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  25. I love the bold patterns of the first and last photos. I plan to use wallpaper in my main bathroom and I am having a hard time deciding what to get, so many choices!

    Have a great weekend!

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  26. This is amazing! I love the first picture!
    You have great taste!
    Happy may 1rst! I have a give away on my blog and wanted to make sure you don't miss it :)
    XOXO
    Frenchy

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  27. Oh my gosh how beautiful. I love the first picture!

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  28. i love the photos in your blog...love your style. verbena cottage

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  29. Hi Silvia...top and bottom photos are my favourite.
    I can see why you enjoy wallpaper!

    Jeanne:)

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  30. i LOVE the slightly grungy and totally shabby chic wallpaper in image 3!

    pssst. don't forget to enter the Pink Lady Giveaway on my blog!

    Persis
    http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

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  31. All of those are so restful. Wallpaper is hard decision, a bit of a leap of faith! Rachaelxx

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