I always love personalization in a home. And I think the walls are the perfect place to do that. (See this post back HERE on walls and their importance...and HERE's what we did to start on the "bones" of our walls in our new house.)
I'm always looking for ways to make things meaningful. So when we were in Thailand and I fell in love with this wall:
Isn't that cool?
Here it is closer up:
I showed it to Elle and we decided we wanted to try to replicate that in her room in our new house.
I asked around to try to figure out how in the world to make that vision into a reality.
I know I could have figured it out if I kept at it for long enough, but the more people I asked the more it started feeling more and more difficult.
One friend suggested I look into wallpaper, and that maybe I could find something similar that would be easier.
I had been inspired by some Pinterest things and a model home with wallpaper.
I wanted to add a little bit to add a little funkiness to some other places as well in this otherwise white and gray home of ours.
I found some cool wallpaper at Serena and Lily.com and fell in love with it, but it was too darn expensive.
But one day, when I happened to get an email that there was a sale I jumped right on it.
And from there we somehow ended up with this in Elle's room:
Yeah. Not quite the same dealio as that beautiful wall in Thailand. But we did get that funky factor. I think it's gonna look pretty cool when we finally get it done.
We added a little touch of funky in the pantry too:
That's actually just painted on the wall...kind of cool.