Dress Up The Walls

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dress Up The Walls 011614
{Imperial Trellis / Orchid Turquoi / Feline Paper / Channels Paper}

I went to get some paint samples yesterday (finally repainting the kitchen/dining room, woohoo!) and while I definitely did leave with paint samples, I also left with a newfound love for the Imperial Trellis in Onyx Gloss. I'd seen it online dozens of times, but it's so different when you see it in person. First of all, you don't realize the scale of the trellis pattern until you see a sample of it. It's quite larger than what I had imagined so that was a pleasant surprise. Pleasant surprise because I'm really into large-scale patterns since I've been looking for one for our dining room...

Well, I really shouldn't call it a dining room, it's more like a dining area. And not to wallpaper the entire area, but just the giant wall in that space to make a statement because our kitchen/dining area leaves much to be desired. Originally, I thought the Martinique would be perfect (and it absolutely is), but the price tag on it removes it from being a contender. At $280 a roll (gasp!) and we would need 7 rolls (gaaah!), it just ain't happening so I've been trying to find a comparable option and so far I hadn't had any luck…until today. I had kind of crossed off the Imperial Trellis pattern as a contender because we already have the same pattern but in a different color way in our bedroom, but this onyx gloss is just so glam and sexy, and edgy that it's hard not to want it.

I shared with the hubby today, and while he does like it (shocking!), he doesn't love it like he does the Martinique and doesn't want to wallpaper anything unless he and I both really love it. And for once I am in agreeance with him. So, it looks like we're back to the drawing board. Unless I win the lottery or Designer Wallcoverings and Fabrics wants to help a girl out and get one wall in her dining area wallpapered with that fabulous Martinique, hint hint.

While waiting for my paint samples to be ready, I checked out the wallpaper offerings and came across these other three besides the Imperial Trellis. Aren't they all just such statement makers, but in a somewhat quiet way? Oxymoronic there, but there's just no other way to describe it if you know what I mean. Would you use any of these in your own home? If money was no object, I know I would.
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  1. Have you looked at Carleton Varney's Brazillance? It is nearly identical to Martinique (I actually prefer it), and it's a fraction of the cost. You may recognize it from The Greenbrier hotel... We used it in our dining room and couldn't be happier! Here is my blog post on Martinique vs. Brazillance... Good luck!! http://www.theglampad.blogspot.com/2012/12/marvelous-martinique-banana-leaf.html

    The Glam Pad

  2. Can't wait to the final result!

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