Let’s just talk about the elephant in the room. The 202″ x 83″ elephant known as the untextured placeholder of a wall that needs some wallpaper. Sometimes I just sit on the couch and get anxiety while I stare at it. Obviously I’m dealing with real problems around here.
I went to Hygge and West to find just the right pattern and color combo to pull our open floor plan together. I went from wanting a metallic floral to ordering Talavera (left) and Nethercote (right). Makes total sense right? The blue on both of these papers is so vibrant. We both loved the color, but neither was the ONE. The Talavera was too Spanish. We LOVED the pattern of Nethercote, but the scale was too small. It looked like squiggles up there.
Then I decided I better order 4 more samples and go with my original idea of a metallic paper. Pajarito in Copper (top left) fit well with our red rug. There was a bit too much off white space since the built in and the walls are white. The Ferns (bottom right) was better but still a little too much off white for our space. Garden (top right) was a close contender.
The winner for me was the Diamante (bottom left). I loved the black and gold. The plan is to mount the tv, so I feel like the tv would just disappear with that behind it. Huge win. However when we looked at the repeating pattern, we weren’t sure we’d like it. Might be a little too art deco for us.
At this point I actually said I just wish Anna Bond would do some wallpaper. I never tire of her patterns which was a huge concern of mine when we were looking at the other options. Then Hygge and West announced they would release Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper in May. Incredible timing.
They came in yesterday and I couldn’t wait to blog about it. Seriously guys they are so pretty. Also I cannot decide which one to order. The plan was to order it immediately because I know once it arrives it’s destined to sit for weeks before we actually hang it. Let’s get this show on the road Wills.
The only one we ruled out immediately was the Cities Toile. It would look incredible in an office or library just not in our living room.
So onto our choices…
Rosa in Indigo is a classic Rifle look. Love that it’s dark and will make a huge statement. It’s probably the boldest choice and will require more attention to the color palette in the living room, but it’s still neutral enough that it doesn’t scare me.
Peonies in copper and…
Peonies in yellow
The copper and blue is more neutral. I feel like the green and yellow reads as greenery though, so the yellow won’t clash with the rest of the living room plan (which is kinda non existent at this point anyway).
Queen Anne in ebony
It’s dark, so the tv will disappear. The scale is perfect. It’s cheaper per roll than the others.
It’s like having 4 kids. You love them all equally, but you can only plaster one all over your living room wall…okay so I can’t see that analogy through. Point is they are all so good. I don’t think there’s a wrong choice, but I don’t know which one to pick!! What would you do/what do you think I should do??
Katja made a great point about showing the samples with a larger shot of the room. You can see the scale better. Ignore the wires and general chaos of the build in. I’m not a temporary solutions type of girl. I will write a post one day about that, so you can see how crazy I really am.