well. jen and i had quite the expedition in looking for just the right wallpaper for the dining room. we only had to look at approximately eight thousand different patterns to find “the one.” and it wasn’t because i was irrationally picky and indecisive…oh wait yes it was. i don’t even remember how i stumbled upon the website where i found it, but when i saw it…i knew it was just the right mix of colors (not too bright, not too muted), pattern (not too feminine, not too masculine), style (not too formal, not too casual) and was just IT.
i’ve had the image and real in-your-hands sample around for awhile…and jen has been picking out fabrics and colors for the adjacent living room to coordinate with the paper, since you see both rooms right when you walk in the front door. so it’s sort of a done deal, which is why i wanted to CRY when i had a professional wallpaper installation guy come over last week to estimate how many rolls i would need. i thought three, maybe four. he said ten. TEN?! first of all, the room is not THAT big, not to mention there is a chair rail and also a huge arched cutout in one wall, and then two large windows on another wall. HOW can that be…and how could i have so grossly underestimated the cost of the wallpaper in my budget. no bueno.
enter…one king’s lane. do you guys subscribe to it? it’s a “get it while you can” temporary sale site for interior design stuff. it’s awesome. i recently purchased two peacock alley white quilts for rush’s twin beds which i know he will be thrilled about (and sadly they are the only purchases i have made for his toddler room…lord help me) at a fraction of the price - it’s great if you can pounce on the deals early and are looking for specific things, since they come out with new deals daily (i think – don’t quote me). SO. yesterday their email popped up and i just happened to be in my inbox…clicked on it to see what there was…and this is totally MTB because i usually don’t check them out so quickly and miss all kinds of great stuff because it’s sold out before i get there…i see a listing for “boutique wallpaper” and think huh, well, i already have mine picked out but you never know i guess. and then start thinking about how those ten rolls are definitely going to bankrupt me.
and there she was. my wallpaper. 40% off. i put those babies into my cart as quickly as i could and then noticed the ten minute countdown clock where they’ll hold items for you, texted jen to confirm the number of rolls SHE thought i should get (i.e. less than ten), called rbb to ok the purchase, which as a result of our conversation may have to start mowing yards in the neighborhood for extra cash, started TOTALLY sweating it because i got down to the very end of my countdown clock…and then finally checked out, right under the wire.
meet lush in grey – coming to a dining room near you soon.
note: this room example below is way more hipster that i will ever be. i will accessorize with a vintage chandy, gold sconces, an antique wood table courtesy of the in-laws and slipcovered chairs. little different.
i love it. and it is even more becoming in person! i just hope it’s worth mowing all those yards. gah.
p.s. i’m also looking for a wallpaper installer in atlanta if anyone can recommend one…