wallpaper round-up

wallpaper round-up // smitten studioNow that the bedroom is drywalled, I am dreaming of all sorts of pretty wallpaper. Here’s a few of my favorites…

giraffes by jill malek // andanza by laundry // dark floral by ellie cashman // malachite by cole & sons // nuvole by cole & sons // wabi by calico wallpaper // travertino by osbourne & little // ferns by lisa congdon // emerald by mimou // wythe hotel paper by dan funderburgh // tidal by emma hayes // malachite b&w by cole & sons

cabin progress: bedroom wallpaper

wallpaper-bedroom-cole-and-sonsWe tackled a little DIY wallpaper project last trip so things are actually starting to look a little something like my bedroom plan here.

installing-wallpaperI have been holding on to this Cole & Sons wallpaper for almost 5 years now so it is nice to finally have the perfect place to put it up! I know it has been seen and done many times before but it really is just soo good that I don’t mind. :)

The process of putting up the wallpaper was easier then you might think. My mom assisted me, and we had it up in no time (well, almost… it took us a couple hours), and it turned out great. It is amazing to me how big of a difference it makes in the room. If you ever feel like taking this on yourself there are some great detailed instructions here. Or, if you are like me… I like to hear the steps boiled down to the very basic before jumping into a project.

So, see how I did it after the jump:


Design Duel with The Life Styled

the life styled and smitten studioTake a peek over at Pulp Design Studio’s blog today to see a fun little feature that Catherine and I took part in. They had us each create a virtual entry way for the fall season. Here were my picks.

entry-way-roundupI put together my round up with our cabin in mind (if the cabin had room enough for a proper entry way), picking pieces I would LOVE to see really anywhere in my space. To see all the sources, details, and the full feature head over to Pulp Design Studio’s blog here.

pattern spy: arrows

pattern spy-arrows

I love a good arrow motif. Here are a few that I would gladly bring into my life. Well, not so much the onesie just yet but you know what I mean.

1: DIY mug from Wild Olive // 2: Wallpaper from Cavern found via Poppytalk from Country Living Magazine // 3: Arrow Onsie from Eleventyfive

Pattern Spy: Kitty Cats



So, although I have two dogs right now I refuse to take part in the “cat person” or “dog person” labeling high jinks. I grew up with both felines and a canine in my home so I really do like them all! If it were up to me I would probably have dogs, cats, a pig, maybe a couple goats, chickens, and definitely an alpaca (they are just so cute!) …but I guess I would definitely need a bigger yard. Anyway, back to the point…here are some darling cat motifs done right for your closet, your cupboard, and your wall which have me calling “here kitty kitty”!

1: Victoria Beckham Dress  // 2: Donna Wilson Plates  //  3: Sanderson Wallpaper