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.
Note: The Chinoiserie wallpaper mentioned in this post was gifted by Hygge and West– Palace in Mist by Patch NYC, but the opinions are 100% my own.
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).
After refacing the vanity I took a practice shot with the Indigo color way. Check it out:
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
1. Hygge and West– Palace (Indigo)
2. Corbett Lighting (HVLG)– Rock Star Chandelier
3. Artfully Walls– Florida by Janet Hill
4. Artfully Walls– Karni Mata Temple by Andrew Jacana
5. Mitzi Lighting (HVLG)– Natalie Sconce
6. Crane and Canopy– Monogrammed Plush Towels
7. Crane and Canopy– Blue Dot Fouta
9. Anthropologie– Perla Mirror
10. Trend Fabric– Tangerine 03211
11. Potomac Paint and Design Center– Farrow and Ball Charlotte’s Locks
12. Potomac Paint and Design Center– Farrow and Ball Stiffkey Blue
13. Anthropologie– Sylvie Toilet Paper Holder
14. Anthropologie– Mia Rattan Handle
15. Anthropologie– Harmony Bath Mat
A Huge Thanks to my Fabulous Sponsors
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.
Are you sure this is the same closet?😘 Love the colors and the pattern!
LOL. I’m sure🤣. I took out a trash can full of old linens today. It looks so much better.
I love love love the handles on the vanity!
Thanks so much Justyne. Anthropologie for the win on that one!
Love that tangerine and blue contrast!
I think you made the absolute right choice on the wallpaper, it’s awesome! I love the vanity hardware too, it makes that vanity so special!
Thanks Erin! I appreciate it. I still go back and forth when I look at the two pics, but in real life the lighter color fits my mood better.
Thanks Megan. I’m excited to get the tile paint in to see if it matches. Fingers crossed. 🤞
Impressive job and choices. We kept our flannel sheets too. Our girls like them not only for cold weather but also because they have winter and Christmas designs. I mean who doesn’t need sheets with cute bunnies in the snow.
I usually get drawn to brighter, dramatic color but I like the softer blue combo better, especially with the vanity. It’s sophisticated and serene and doesn’t boss the room around as much as I think the bolder would. IMO you chose the right colorway.
Great choice! And the unexpectedness of the papering the linen closet is a really fun pop. Can’t wait to see the shower tile painted!
Thanks Tina. I really hope the paint color matches. Fingers crossed!
Thanks Pamela. I am feeling really good about it. With the orange it would have felt too heavy
LOL. Thanks so much Linda
I love the blue with the orange! That wallpaper is too good Jewel!
I love the new color choice, I personally love the softer feel. I subscribe to your blog specifically because you are a polar opposite from me in design and color choices. I look forward to your updates to see how you select and coordinate colors and styles, that to me, seem to be so different and unrelated. BUT, it always comes together! I so appreciate your style, but I, on the other hand choose the calm, coastal color palette. Thanks for being real, we all have ‘that’ closet! 🙂
Loved your initial choice because I love color. But I think your second choice is just perfect! It’s going to look so elegant. Can’t wait to see it.
Thanks Christine! I still do love that choice too. I think either way would have been really pretty. This one just fits my mood. LOL
Thanks! It’s probably like watching a train wreck until the very end. LOL.🤣
That is such a fun touch, I love when I open drawers or cabinets to find a secret design space.
this looks fab Jewel!! i admire your bravery on bold color and that orange works beautifully in the space. your DIY skillset amazes me EVERY SINGLE TIME!
LOVE the closet! Can’t wait to see the rest when it’s done 🙌
Oh man, wallpapering the whole inside of a closet is not for the faint of heart! It looks good, and I’m excited to see the paper in the rest of the room 🙂
What a huge transformation! I love the wallpaper you chose.
I love this choice! Both are beautiful but this just feels perfect for the space. I bet your kids LOVE it!
Thanks so much Nicole! It really is a tad tricky🤣
Thanks Libbie. I agree. The lighter one may be less dramatic but FEELS right.
Thank you so much Jenasie! I’m excited about your bathroom. I’m waiting for my tile paint to arrive. Fingers crossed it works!
Thanks so much Jenasie. I am very excited about the paper too!
Thanks so much Tim. I have to admit that I’m a little nervous about it. We will see how it all comes together in the end.
Oh my goodness I love that paper against your trim! Beautiful! What a fun little extra inside the closet! Those are my favorite kind of details. 🙂
Thanks so much Lizzie!
Thanks so much Ashley!
I agree. Especially when I have forgotten it was there