Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Just came across this mural from A Love Letter blog, and thought it was a lovely interpretation of what home means. I'm planning to explore my new city for a bit this weekend, eats lots of good food and take naps...

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pin It Forward!

I'm taking part in SFgirlbybay's Pin It Forward, and I have to say, it has been so fun trying to put What Home Means To Me into photographs. It was also a little difficult since "pinning" pictures of my family and friends wasn't and option :) I am excited to share some of my favorite images and my Pin Board here!

Most importantly, home is a place for love - to feel loved, to love others, to fall in love, etc. It is also a place to learn and to pursue passions and interests. Home is a place where you are most yourself. (Pins via style-files and Roseland Greene.)

Home is the best place to unwind and calm down, but also the best place to laugh, dance and have fun. (Pins via emmas blog and Apartment Therapy.)

Home is where you can pursue the perfect shades of gray. (Pins via Audrey Road and emmas blog.)

Last, but of course, not least... Home is where you can wallpaper without limits! (Pins via Clever Spaces and Purple Area.). I actually found it so helpful using Pinerest, that I started another board about my favorite wallpaper applications which I'll share with you later this week.

In the meantime, be sure to check out a Taste for T tomorrow for her home inspiration board!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

From Paris to the...San Diego

My friend Vivi just sent this great pictures of the Voila wallpaper she put up with her husband Mike in their new apartment in San Diego. I love how it turned out and think they did a fabulous job! She mentioned that they wallpapered along to our How To Wallpaper video, which made me smile only because is so satisfying to hear it actually helped someone considering that is wasn't the easiest thing to produce (due to my wallpapering friend's insane, albeit inspirational, attention to detail...

Thank you Vivi and Mike for sharing your living room with us! I'm planning to visit this summer so get ready :) Thinking road trip up the coast, yes?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dream Big

We were really excited to see this post on Remodelista showcasing the room of Martha McQuade's son in Minneapolis. She had us at the world map wall sticker, of course.

Everything is so adorable, simply, yet fun, and beautifully put together.

Aimee went to a trunk show last week featuring some of Martha's work (she's behind the lovely Uniform Studio which we also featured here) where she got a scarf. I'm thinking if it is the one above, I am going to be quite jealous...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Planes, Trains, Automobiles. Light Rails, BART...

I'm heading back to SF today for a whole week! I'm so excited excited to leave the cold rain behind here that I've almost forgotten the frustration of not being able to figure out any justification at all for why I deserve to buy these adorable boots (check out the whole shop if you get the chance - so cool!). [Just FYI - my legs aren't nearly that skinny, but they are definitely just as pale white - I came out on the short end of the deal on that one.] I'll be going to my friends' wedding, seeing dear friends, meeting with an interior design client (yes, we recommended some ferm living for their home!), and going to a couple mildly arguably business meetings (okay okay, so I'm meeting friends for brunch...and I'm sure we'll talk about wallpaper!) I'll try to blog a few posts while I'm gone, which I anticipate being related to eating, happy hours, and hills.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Website Updates

We just finished up adding all the new things for spring/summer on our website - lots of pretty new home accessories - candles, vases, pillows, blankets, poufs, and more. We're super excited to see them in person. They'll start shipping from our warehouse in the next couple weeks!

And, lots of lovely new children's pillows, wall stickers, toys and blankets (including these happy pillows designed by Darling Clementine).

Be sure to check out new SALE section as well for great deals on discontinued wall stickers, tea towels, place mats, ornaments, and the Wallpaper Projects Book (and, if you buy three rolls of wallpaper the book is free - so there you go!).

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Double Stick Tricks

I did a little project this afternoon to cover up what I have concluded to be the most depression inducing brown paint color ever. It is mind baffling bad. So, I found some double stick tape in my stash and a scrap of bindweed wallpaper, and I went for it. [For those to whom I've promised to be more mindful of my budget, please note the non-name brand tape...]

This brown is WAY worse in person. Baaah.

Just got some scissors for cutting, a pencil for marking and what should have been a straight edged ruler for measuring but I couldn't face going down to my storage unit to find one. See... that's how lazy and depressed that paint color makes me. I'm not myself around it to enough to properly do a wallpaper project. So sad.

I basically just measured the wallpaper to fit in the spaces and then cut out the rectangles to allow for the pattern to meet up and be continuous between the shelving. Next, I put strips of tape on to the offending walls, rolled the wallpaper backwards and then just rolled it out, pushing it onto the tape from left to right.

I could probably have done a better job, but that brown caused me to lose my ability to pay attention to detail. Okay, okay, I've never actually had that ability. But, I don't think it looks too bad. Plus, I've always loved Bindweed so I'm excited to finally have it up in my space!

Here's the other side of the bathroom. I think it all kind of works.

Double stick tape is where it is at. My next project involves a headboard of sorts. Stay tuned...

Monday, May 3, 2010

On the Big Screen

Turns out ferm LIVING, like most movies, is even better on a big screen. Love this photo from Sitcom Furniture's booth at the Las Vegas Home Design show last year with our branch wallpaper applied to a huge folding screen.

And on the reverse side... bring on the power pole. They told us the screens are easy to make - just buy some cheap, hollow core doors, wallpaper them and then hinge them together. Doing a different paper on the back side is a great way to change up the mood of a room quickly.

They just ordered a different design for this year's show. We can't wait to see how it looks!