Favorite FindsDecember 29, 2009

Before and After: Kitchen Nook

Here’s a little before and after of a remote e-design project I worked on this year for Sarah, who now pens her very own blog! I am thrilled with the results!

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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After much deliberation, we decided to use this spectacular F. Schumacher wallpaper in charcoal grey which truly takes your breathe away. Paired with an IKEA tulip-style table, glossy black bentwood chairs and a more traditional, formal take on a drum pendant the dining nook really came together!  If one wanted to add a punch of color to a space like this you could do chair cushions in a solid color (yellow would be pretty sweet) and a little low floral arrangement. Ta da!

Now, this wallpaper is not cheap- but since it was a small space it was worth the splurge as you get a lot of impact with as few rolls as possible. Powder rooms, the interior of closets and the backs of bookshelves are other spaces where you might consider using an expensive wallpaper you are in love with without having to buy gobs of it. But there are some inexpensive graphic papers that may give you the same punch as this one for a bit less- here are some picks from the Design your Wall site’s Modern section:

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