The Dream House Diaries #9- Wallpaper

The Dream House Diaries #9- Wallpaper

So…baby has his first sickness…fever and a stuffy nose:(((((
Total and complete suckage- we’re supposed to be leaving for vaca on Friday but mama is not driving for 20 hours with a sick bambino…please send speedy get well thoughts his way. xx
After only a couple hours of sleep last night because of said poorly baby, this post might end up being a little scattered but I’ll try my best.
Today’s topic…
…and more specifically…what I’m doing with the walls in said dream house.
As you know, my main vision is wrapped up in a neutral palate of white moulded walls…I’m happy and in love with this plan…BUT…as always, blog reading has its downfalls…just when you’re sure of a direction, good old bloggers go and showcase things that turns it all on it’s head.
First there was this Lindsay Cowles heaven done by Alex over at Things That Sparkle
…and then Bailey over at Peppermint Bliss and her ‘projectholly’ came in and furthered the brain SPINNING.
I mean look at this business…
She’s literally and blissfully resuscitated my love for wallpaper…like in a LARGE AND IN CHARGE WAY.
Birds and Butterflies has been on my lust list forever and seeing it with the black trim…can we say new house playroom anyone.
And the B&F Guermantes…COME ON!  I’m thinking Scarlett must must have this in her bedroom….I showed it to her and as no surprise, she’s insisting on the pink colourway, which is a whole lotta pink…
…though, Cole and Son’s bespoke Gucci has always been my number one favourite for her…
Cole & Son / Gucci wallpaper
Along with these, I’d also love to figure out how to use…
porter teleo wallpaper
…this Porter Teleo bliss…mahybe for the dining room or Natasha’s room?
And this classic favourite…
…aka Martinique.
And then there’s this bookshelf nirvana from Mineheart…
…would really love some of that action.
Malcolm’s room is going to get this Brian Flyn ‘Imperial Forces’ coolness…
And Makelike’s succulent in pink could make for one wicked powder room…
…as could this B&F guy…
And for the master, those who have been reading my blog for a while know that this O&L Davidia white and silver loveliness has been on my list FOREVER…
…and will happen.
Some other random tried and true faves…
…Thibault’s Tanzania…and their Etosha for that matter…
And a new fave (thanks to the owner of this fabulous house)…Farrow and Ball’s Ocelot…
Oh and then there’s this from Cuff Home…
…it could be pretty swank in my studio (if I get one of those)…
What else???
Emerald grasscloth perhaps…
emerald grass cloth // phillip jeffries
…yup, that would be pretty swell.
As would this metallic marvel from Flat Vernacular…
Folded – Paper
Folded – Paper
And in the most coveted collection…ANYTHING de Gournay…
…though that’s sort of a pipe dream…thankfully, I might be able to get my chinoiserie fill with one of these new panels from Black Rooster
Pictures of Silk Screen Panels - Crimson Birds (set of 2)
Pictures of Silk Screen Panels - In the Night Garden (set of 2)
Pictures of Silk Screen Panel - Single Songbird
So what do you think?
Paper the shit out of the place or go paneled neutral?
My thinking for now is white on the main floor, and paper in the bathrooms and bedrooms…a nice compromise between my maximalist tendencies and minimalist wantings.


  • Alex {Things That Sparkle}
    Posted at 08:19h, 08 August Reply

    Thanks for the little shout out πŸ™‚ And love this post. So many of my favorites. Cannot wait to see what you do in this new house. Its going to be so fabulous.

  • Susie @ Maddie's Nest
    Posted at 08:46h, 08 August Reply

    I like the idea of neutral in public spaces and paper in the more private places. Our house is all a pale grey (BM-Balboa Mist) but my daughter’s room has Hinson fireworks, our bedroom a F&B paper, the formal powder room a Romo. And I am about to paper a wall in the playroom with a custom paper of my kids playing on the beach. My son would go NUTS over that star wars paper. Maybe his closet needs some love! BTW, I cannot remember where I saw it but someone on IG posted a beauty bar done in sydney with a wall of sequins. It was amazing!

  • Hollie Cooper
    Posted at 09:05h, 08 August Reply

    Holy Moly my eyes are rolling back into my head! All of those papers are fab. I especially love the metallic moneys in the powder room & the blocks from Cuff Home. {}

  • Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~
    Posted at 09:09h, 08 August Reply

    i agree with touches – not the ENTIRE place – you’ll grow sick of it fast – change it up all the time as the years go by! xoxox

  • LifeBegins@Thirty
    Posted at 09:36h, 08 August Reply

    Some of those are insanely nice. Some are a little crazy for me, but I can certainly appreciate them in someone else’s house!

    I have the Etosha in Luca’s nursery and it is SO beautiful. Never would have thought I’d like an animal print wallpaper but MAN it is nice!

  • black rooster decor
    Posted at 09:43h, 08 August Reply

    That Emerald Grass Cloth is killing me. My mom has a malachite obsession and I’m thinking that grasscloth could look great in her den.
    But those screen wall panels from Black Rooster are mighty nice too!

  • Hannah
    Posted at 09:43h, 08 August Reply

    Oh my, so much gorgeous inspiration!

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  • ashley nicole catherine
    Posted at 09:52h, 08 August Reply

    adore the grass cloth! so luxe and lovely, especially in that color!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 10:51h, 08 August Reply

    I like your compromise. I was seriously in love with all of your original inspiration options, and still love them. But wallpaper has always been tempting to me. I never did it because of resale reasons, but since this is your dream home you have to go for it.

  • BKCsquared
    Posted at 11:42h, 08 August Reply

    & don’t forget to buy a pair of cute little ponies like the ones in the first picture too!

    xo, B

  • Karen Albert
    Posted at 12:44h, 08 August Reply

    Christine, wow you have a great assortment here. I would do a couple of rooms for sure, I might start with the powder room and the dining. Wallpaper is back big time!

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  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 20:05h, 08 August Reply

    Black Rooster wallpaper panels are the freaking meow. I kinda love them a whole lot.

  • The Now
    Posted at 21:31h, 08 August Reply

    Arghghghg! I can’t…. this post is incredible. I wish I could wallpaper every room in my house…or at least my powder room!!! One day! I really need to bookmark all of these wallpapers for my dream house. I love the metallics and that emerald grasscloth. xoox

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you
    Posted at 07:52h, 09 August Reply

    papering the shit out of the place seems awfully pricey. i’d paper the shit out of 3 rooms. but then i’d go panelling for all the rest. and black marble.

  • {The Design Daredevil} Jessie D. Miller
    Posted at 12:35h, 09 August Reply

    Is that Emerald grasscloth Phillip Jeffries?

  • Jay Lillien
    Posted at 00:53h, 10 August Reply

    I’ve been looking for those floral and animal printed wallpapers for the longest time. these wall papers would really look great in any room with nicely done window installation thanks for posting this!

  • Bailey@peppermintbliss
    Posted at 09:06h, 12 August Reply

    Can’t wait to see what you choose, obv I favor guermantes πŸ™‚

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 09:50h, 13 August Reply

    1. this is the most amazing post ever. saving.

    2. panels = YES.

    Posted at 05:53h, 17 August Reply

    Holy stab somebody in the eyes for every last one of those. My life is over if I can’t have some of that!!

  • Albertina M. Cisneros
    Posted at 06:57h, 19 August Reply

    Ok saving this one to come back to as reference because you have a few of my faves….!! I like your daughter’s choice. Can’t wait to see what you end up picking!

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  • Hot Girls Wallpapers
    Posted at 11:44h, 29 September Reply

    owoo nice collection i love them all thankssss

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