2.17.2009

Wallpaper Fun

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It was a lovely Valentine's/Presidents Day weekend! While out Orla Kiely hunting at Target yesterday, I came across a wonderful wallpaper bargain. This aqua and gold print is from their Home Design Event which recently concluded.  At 75% off, I got it for $7.49 a roll! I decided to use it on a small wall section in my living room, so this morning I got down to business. Here's the wall before...

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And here it is now...

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Subtle, I know. But in person it has a lot more impact. I particularly like how the tree branches give the illusion of height in the room and how the metallic accents reflect light. Now I want to wallpaper the entire room with it! I might have to do a Target run tomorrow to see if I can find more...

And to those of you who favor earthier tones, I noticed many rolls of a plum version with cream and gold flowers. Very chic, and very cheap!

15 comments:

LindsB said...

Love it!! What a difference it made, it looks amazing in your family room.

I want some now, I'm making the BF take me to Target tomorrow to see if I can find any left over. I've been dying to do my closet with something funky and this is perfect!

Amanda said...

Ok, SHUT up! Seriously! :) That looks PHENOM! Are you suuuuure you aren't an interior designer by full-time career? I'm getting off my rear right now for a trip to Target to investigate other possibly wall-paper supply from the Home Design event.

Amanda said...

Unfortunately, no wallpaper remains at my Target. Bummer! I can't even wallpaper my walls (apartment), but would love to use it for something- drawer liners, bulletin board, etc.

Just love it Elizabeth!

The Pampered World said...

I've been so against wallpaper, but I LOVE this one. It looks great! Wow, it's change my mind now. :)

Elizabeth said...

You guys are great! Thanks so much for the positive feedback!

To Amanda - keep your eyes peeled in other Targets. I found my rolls on a clearance end cap, kind of buried with other things.

And to The Pampered World - I'm glad to have changed your mind. Wallpaper can really elevate a room I think! Thanks for commenting and reading....

wolf said...

That wallpaper is so sharp. The colors are lovely--it looks like it was made just for your house! Did you paper the sides of that little bump-out or just the flat front part where the pictures are?

And did you find any more Orla Kiely??

Kotori said...

Just found your blog - love your posts! And I do love that wall you just did... I saw that paper in Target but didn't have anywhere to put it, but i love how you did it on just a small wall. So smart!

Sweet Nothings said...

omg this looks AMAZING. off to target at lunch!

noorieke said...

Wow, very very beautifull!!!

jess@thehomebound said...

Oh, that looks wonderful! Nice job.

chey & dee said...

that is so beautiful!! I LOVE the pattern. I can't believe you found that at Target!

mrs. cly said...

great choice to accent any wall. i think wall paper is coming back in!

Anonymous said...

What a great backdrop for your pictures! And the coffee table is a nice addition. I enjoy seeing your love of color through pictures. Your talent and eye are untapped!

naomi megan. said...

ah, nevermind! here you blog about it!

thanks!

Kristy said...

Hi There! Luv your blog!

I'm just now finding this post! I too have this wallpaper. What a great Target find eh?

I've had mine for almost 2 years and am just now finding a great purpose for it...framed wallpaper panels above my bath tub. Keep an eye out on my blog for the finished product :)

- Kristy
http://www.thekikichronicles.blogspot.com/