If you’ve been following along with my One Room Challenge, then you know I’m deep in the throws of a huge makeover in our master bathroom.
As design solutions go, it’s a bit of a challenge to make a water closet (or toilet room) glamorous. The best way I know to amp up the style in boring space is to add a wallpaper! This pattern offers a bold graphic with a soft, subtle, more modern take on a chinoiserie pattern.
This post is sponsored by Wallpaper Boulevard, an online resource for wallpaper to transform your space.
It’s quite the small space and has an angled entry door.
So, capturing the full impact of the transformation is a little challenging.
Wallpaper Boulevard will gladly send you samples of the wallpapers you are considering to get a feel of the paper and see color ranges in advance and offers impeccable customer service. I loved that the samples were large enough for me to really get a sense of the papers.
This design is by Candice Olson for York and it is absolutely stunning. It’s a beautiful shade of what can be best described as metallic taupe.
The cream colored tree blossoms are textured giving it a truly organic hand-stamped feel atop the iridescent background.
The warm tones in the wallpaper echo the color in the veining of the Calcutta design of the porcelain tile.
And for the last bit of bling in this little jewelry box of a space is the flush mounted chandelier.
Almost all of the wallpaper, less one drop, was kindly hung by my dear friend Mary.
She has hung wallpaper quite a few times in the past and was happy to offer her help. But in such a small space, it is difficult to find space for more than one ladder and one person. So mostly, all I could do was be available to hand her the needed tools.
Here are the tips she stressed to me when I was to hang a section on my own.
- Most rooms, especially small ones, will not be square. Be prepared for the wallpaper to get off level. Either make adjustments in the corners or embrace it.
4. Wipe, wipe, wipe. Be extremely diligent in removing all traces of glue from the paper and your moldings. The leftover glue can cause paint to crack.
Here is a fun look at the before. Lovely sponge painted wall treatment, no?
Because the room is still coming together, I don’t have an after photo from this view to share. But stay tuned for the big reveal of the room at the end of the One Room Challenge on November, 8th!
Want to see more amazing transformations with wallpaper? Check out the other talented bloggers participating in this blog hop!
Thank you to Wallpaper Boulevard for sponsoring this post. I was compensated with free product