With our renovation behind us (along with the dust that accompanies it) and the holidays approaching, I thought it was time I dealt with our bland entryway. Like a typical 1940s home, I have a fairly modest entryway…no cathedral ceiling, no big open area. Just a narrow hallway and a staircase.
After following the talented team of Tilton Fenwick, who ALWAYS seem to be wallpapering and a consultation with design darling, Lisa, of Hamptontoes….I knew the one thing I could do to give this area some panache was to try wallpaper.
Unlike paint, it’s not that easy to change and it is not inexpensive….so I have had the paper for a while, but not the nerves. Not until last week.
Here’s the BEFORE.
We carried the paper up to the 3rd floor, which really ties things together. There are 11 rooms that feed off the center staircase, so staying with a neutral color way, allowed me to add some interest without overpowering the house.
Relationships with homes are a funny thing….just like relationships with people, they seem to evolve. In this case, I just needed to be willing to go outside my comfort zone.