Monday, October 1, 2012

Wallpaper + a Guest Post

Happy October 1st!  Hope you had a great weekend (and week for that matter as blogging took a back seat to client work these past few days.)

My friend Tim did a wonderful post on my home last week for his “Our Home” series. He even showed a couple of spaces that I haven’t shown on the blog before. I have shown sneak peeks on Instagram (follow me so you can see them too!)

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 Photo credit:  Leah Kirin

This is my powder room now with a bold blue and green floral wallpaper and an original drawing from a local artist.  I can’t tell you how much I love it and I love hearing people’s (positive)reactions when they open the door. 

Below is the previous wallpaper which I liked for the six years it was up but when it comes to decorating “change is good” is my mantra. I think what I like about the new wallpaper is that the background is an off white so it looks fresh whereas the previous one had a beige background and it looked a bit dingy. (Also, and I had no idea – the wallpaper below was hung upside down all these years! It’s hard to notice but yes, I see it now.) 

I’m thinking of changing out the mirror or painting it navy and I am also looking for a new light fixture.

powderroombefore

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Photo credit:  Leah Kirin

This is my small entry way with another bold floral wallpaper although this one has a watercolour effect. 

When you enter my home, you really get a sense of what my favourite colour is! (PS One day I will change my front door to something other than the standard builder issue.  I have painted it a few times though!)

Speaking of Tim, he is featured in the new Style at Home special issue (available on newsstands only) called “100+ Easy Renos & Makeovers.”  Like me, he is a serial decorator and always changing things up in his home. So, make sure you pick up the issue to see what he has been up to.  Oh, and for my US readers, I just heard that the Organizing issue that I am featured in is on select newsstands there.

There’s still time to enter the Paint it Like New giveaway here and take advantage of the Geovin sale which you can read about here.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

If you have a room in your home that requires attention, please contact me at vanessa(at)vanessafrancis(dot)com. The cut off date for ordering furniture before Christmas is rapidly approaching!

14 comments:

  1. The new wallpaper is lovely - especially love the foyer and the watercolor effect. Funny, I just posted similar papers this morning I saw on Spoonflower! P S If you hadn't mentioned it, I never would have notice the previous bathroom paper was installed upside down..

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  2. Loving all that wallpaper!! Great idea to paint the mirror.

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  3. I love your foyer. Blue and then green are my favourite colours so definitely fab in my book. Great powder room paper too, I love decorating powder rooms. And the navy mirror would be perfect! And I wouldn't have known either that the previous wallpaper was upside down.

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  4. Love the wallpaper in your foyer....just lovely!

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  5. So, so beautiful Vanessa! That wallpaper is stunning, I especially love the powder room. I love it!

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  6. I love the wallpaper in your foyer - the blues are awesome!! And I'm all about a bold paper in a hallway right now! ;)

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  7. love your choice of wallpapers V and thanks so much for the shout out!!

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  8. Vanessa, I love your wallpaper choices. Both of the bold florals you've used are absolutely stunning!!
    PS. The photo of your foyer is awesome - who is your photographer?

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    1. Thanks Pam! The photo of the foyer (and powder room) were taken by Leah Kirin: http://forevermoments.ca/

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  9. Your home is beyond beautiful Vanessa! Tim wrote such an amazing article for your home. Totally swooning over these water colour inspired wallpaper!

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  10. Vanessa, your entry and powder room are beautiful! Such great use of wallpaper - and yes, your love of blue shines through :-)

    Off now to check out your home over at Tim's blog....

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  11. Love your foyer Vanessa and with the way you've taken the picture, the door looks great!

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  12. Hi Vanessa,

    Your home looks amazing. Could you share the name of the artist who drew the artwork?

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    1. Thank you! Her name is Deborah Pearce and she is local (Oakville, ON, Canada) - not sure where you live. You can see her work here: http://www.in2artgallery.com/In2art_-_Deborah_Pearce.html

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