Chinoiserie wallpaper bathroom sneak peek- Jeweled Interiors Spring 2020 One Room Challenge Week 6
What’s not to love about Chinoiserie wallpaper? Well, I’ve installed a roll of it in my small bathroom linen closet as a teaser/sneak peek of more yummy wallpaper goodness to come. Check out how it looks with the Charlotte’s Locks orange trim.
I want to start out with a huge thank you to Linda, from Calling it Home, for organizing this fun event. Thanks also to the media sponsor, Better Homes and Gardens. I love that they are working together to create a community of interior designers, bloggers, creatives, and design enthusiasts to cheer each other on. I truly enjoy the friends I have made here at the One Room Challenge. You may have noticed that last week’s post was canceled. We took the week off to listen, learn, and support the black lives matter cause. It was a revelatory week for me personally.
Moment of Chinoiserie Wallpaper Decision
In case you missed it in my stories, it came time to finalize wallpaper colorways and I made a last minute clutch decision.
I had originally planned on using Hygge and West’s Palace in Indigo. I love the way that the light blue leopards poppped against the navy background. The surface designers of this pattern, Patch NYC, describe this pattern in this way:
“Organic irregularity harmonizes with graphic symmetry in this play on the classic leopard print motif, where the four-legged keeper of those iconic spots directs a watchful eye over the palace grounds.”
So, what’s not to adore about that? I personally love that it is such a timeless pattern. This is something I could have loved 10 years ago as much as I do today. Depending on the styling, this wallpaper could read a variety of styles (Traditional, Modern, Eclectic, Boho, Preppy…the list goes on, but it seems very versatile to me).
And while that is incredibly pretty, something about this year has made me long for softer, more peaceful colors. When I held up the same wallpaper but in the Mist colorway my heart got incredibly excited. What do you think?
In the end I went with the lighter Mist colorway, and it arrived this week.
Before Chinoiserie Wallpaper
I can’t install the chinoiserie wallpaper on the walls until I paint the shower tile, but I had enough extra paper to line MOST of the small linen closet in this bathroom.
You can see here that this petite closet had been stuffed to the gills with old bedding, towels, and other random things. It was screaming for a good sorting.
It is obvious that nobody has organized this space since we moved in two years ago. To be fair, I think I’ve only opened that door a handful of times. I had almost forgotten this closet existed, but now that I see it in photograph form on my blog…I can’t unsee it. Just keeping it real here folks.
After Chinoiserie Wallpaper
I started with a really great purging session. If I haven’t touched it in two years, do I really need that set of flannel sheets? Absolutely yes! Ummm…I mean…maybe not? Man, I’m such a hoarder, but I tried to pair down things down. (Note: even having said that, I plan to add more items back into the closet now that the photos are taken. I just wanted you to be able to see this awesome Chinoiserie wallpaper behind it- again, just a little dose of reality).
Then I used Romans 800 and carefully installed the Hygge and West Patch NYC Palace Mist. Covering a shelved closet always takes more time and wallpaper than you might initially guess. In the end however, I am very happy with how it turned out…that was an understatement…I’M SOOOOO HAPPY with this little linen closet.
I get a lot of questions about hanging my own wallpaper. There are several styles of paper (self adhesive, paste the wall, and pastse the paper). Hygge & West recommends rolling the paste onto the back of the paper, folding it in half (bookending) for 5 mins, and then applying to the wall. I normally size or prime my walls first, but I did not this time. I also normally find a plum line before begining, but in this scenario I was able to basically eye ball it, based on the width of paper compared to the back of the shelf.). On the wall, however, I plan to check for level with each section.
I was also able to pick-up these pretty baskets this week. The fun texture helps this timeless Chinoiserie almost feel borderline Bohemian and less predictable.
I will be installing the rest of the wallpaper in the next couple of weeks, but I’m excited to have a little sneak peek of the upcoming vibe. What do you think? Did I choose the right colorway? Please let me know in the comment below, even if the answer is no. I can handle it 😉
I am hopeful that the shower tile paint may arrive by next week and then we will really be rockin’ and rollin’.
Kids Bathroom Sources
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KID’S BATHROOM TO DO LIST
Install Crown moulding (Metrie) Paint Trim in Charlotte’s Locks (Farrow and Ball) Refinish Vanity
Install Anthropologie towel bar (x2), toilet paper holder, hand towel rack, handles, and rug
Hang Rockstar Chandelier (HVLG)
Paint shower tile
Install Wallpaper (Hygge and West)
Build Tub Cover out of wood and wicker. Sew Shower Curtain Finalize Art (Artfully Walls)
Learn to homeschool four kids
Stay Safe and Stay home as much as possible
Thank you so very much for joining me on the Jeweled Interiors kids’ bathroom Spring 2020 One Room Challenge. If you like what you see here don’t forget come back and poke around a bit after the link-up. Oh, and following me is fun too. Check back each Thursday as I transform this space into a colorful, soulful, and glamorous abode.