Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wallpaper for my powder room?

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I heard wallpaper is coming back in style! I found this wall paper and I love it! I'm thinking about wallpapering my powder room with it. When you walk into my entry way the kitchen is on the left and the little powder room is on the right. Straight ahead is the dining room/living room. Trying to make all these rooms flow together but not look all the same is challenging. Blue toile seems to be the one thing tying them all together but I hope this won't be too much! This pattern is Waverly Harlow Toile. I love the rose arbor, the urns and the birdhouse on it ~those are all things I love! Hmm....I wonder if it's too cutesy though...I don't want cutesy....I want elegant, romantic, etc.

Look at all these blue toile wallpapers (click here)! You'll see the one above is very light blue compared to the others. There are pages and pages...they have 101 different kinds of blue toile wallpaper just at this one place! How will I ever chose!

I like this one too but it may be too busy for such a small powder room. It's called Geneve from Just Toiles.

37 comments:

Nunnie's Attic said...

I like the first one Cindy. It's very beautiful, not cutesy. Although you said that your walls are yellow in the dining room and living room right? The yellow might be pretty in the powder room. Keeping the flow but not being the same.

Love,
Julie

Dana said...

I like the first one also. It's different than the typical colonial type scenes you usually see and it's a bit softer if that makes any sense.
If you are doing this yourself find a friend you really really like. My husband and tried to put up just a border once and we were so aggravated with it and each other. We vowed to pay someone if we ever did it again! Something he is rarely willing to do! lol!
I can't to see your results. I'm sure it will be stunning as usual!

Mary said...

The first one is soft and lovely, but I like the bold pattern on the second one. Can you possibly get a sample and pin it to the wall? That always helps me decide.

Good luck, and don't forget to show us when it's done!
xoxo,
Mary

a pink-bee said...

I like the first one too. It would be perfect for a powder room. :)
Can't wait to see it all done :)
crystal

Anonymous said...

Hi, Cindy! They are all beautiful...it's toile, what's not to love?!? But I like the blue toile that's next to the yellow toile just a skosh more. I'm sure that whatever you decide on is going to be stunning. Sincerely, Cheryl

Thirkellgirl said...

I love the top toile. You and I have very similar taste and I don't think it's cutesy at all.

Dolly said...

Cindy I say "GO FOR IT".....
you can't go wrong with toile!
And if you love it....thats all that matters!

Either pattern is perfect...don't worry about too cutsey and too much...its just a small bathroom that you spend 5 minutes in!

Be sure to show us all what you decide!

Hugz, Dolly

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I love that first one. I don't think it's all cutesy..... very soft and elegant. Looks perfect for a powder room in your lovely romantic home!
:)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I like the first one too, I think it's soft and romantic but the second one is more dramatic. The yellow one might work well if you used a soft yellow on the walls in the kitchen, otherwise I'd scrap that one because I think it would pull away too much from the white and blue theme...okay there's my two cents worth!

Hugs,
Dena

Gayla said...

I love the way wallpaper makes a room look, and I like the first one a teensy bit better than the second. The yellow one would tie in with the kitchen, but is very bold for a tiny room??? maybe.. but you know what? I think if you like it, it will be beautiful because I have yet to see ANYTHING, I mean not one little thing that wasn't incredibly lovely.... It's kind of irritating actually! hahahahahahah... just teasing. I love ya! Have a fun weekend. I wish I lived closer. I LOVE, love, love to wallpaper...

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Cindy, I like the first one. I don't think it would be too busy at all. It's simple enough and muted that it would be perfect. Man, I'm sure the person who you rent that little house from is delighted they have someone so talented renting from them. You are certainly improving their property. They should pay you something for your wonderful additions!

Wallpaper is coming back in style? Oh no, what to do with all my special painting techniques on the walls now???

Blessings!

Daffodil Hill said...

Definitely the first one! I don't think it is too cutesy at all. It's gorgeous! Softly elegant. Very romantic. Accented with silver accessories... Oh, my, it would be lovely!

Ginger said...

My very first thought was beautiful not cutesy at all. Plus the accessories you choose will even make it more elegant,like one of your beautiful mirrors and maybe some beautiful blue and white lettle soaps with one yellow to flow with the other parts of your home. OH I can go on and on.I never really cared for blue untill I saw it in your home thank-you. It is my new favorit color I can't wait to go shopping.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Cindy,

I agree and like the first one too. It is very pretty! I like the yellow also but kept in a small area.

Hugs,
Amy

Anonymous said...

Ha ha I like them all! I don't think you'd go wrong with any of these choices. For the eating area in my kitchen I wallpapered in a soft yellow and blue toile. The cooking area is painted the same yellow. It doesn't look cute at all. I've had it for 7 years and I still like it when I enter the room. You'll love it!
Best,
Kathy

Jacki said...

I like the first one. Think the others might be a little overwhelming. But they're all beautiful.

Lynda said...

I love the first one! I don't think toile can ever be cutsie ~ it's always classic and elegant. ~ Lynda ♥

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Wallpaper trends today are all about big bright and bold - I love the second one. The other looks like it would be more suited to a little girls bedroom. I'd go for the gusto and use the second one!
Jackie

Rosemary said...

Very pretty Cindy.
I like yellow, so I am partial to that one. I think the first one is best for the powder room though.
Have a nice weekend,
Rosemary

Anonymous said...

While I like them all pretty much, I also think the first one. It isn't cutesy, but very cottage-y with a touch of elegance.Your powder room's going to look great!

Anonymous said...

I'm leaning toward the second one because of the bolder pattern. Any of them will work and be sophisticated with the right accessories. You'll pull it off, no problem!
Stardesign (RMS name)

Abbie said...

I don't think that toile wallpaper ever went out of style! I jsut stumbled apon your blog adn it is most amazing! Thank you for the inspiration!
:) Abbie

KLKinFLA said...

Love the first one...go for it!
Karen

Anonymous said...

I think the first wallpaper sample is the one for you. It is all that you want, softness, elegence, romantic. This is a good time to ask if you might give us a close up pic of your silver and mosaic tray in your dining room sometime? I would love to see it as I have a tray that I'd love to do the same.
Thanks for creating such an enjoyable blog.
~bj

suburban prep said...

I like them all. I have to say though that the first is a bit different.
The house I lived in from ages 3-13 my parents had decorated with toile in the hallway downstairs and up the to the second floor. I have loved it ever since.
There is a site called www.towntoiles.com. If you haven't seen it you might want to take a look.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Cindy, I like the first one, no I don't think it's too cutesy for a powder room, how about matching the soft blue colour in the wall paper or maybe even a few shades lighter for your kitchen walls?

Cynthia said...

I love the wallpaper. It's not cutesy. What you accessorize with will add the romantic touches. Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Elzste said...

I would have chosen the first one. And may I wonder: What is a powder room? As I'm from Sweden I've never heard of it before LOL.
Love Elzie

Lynn said...

I say go with the one you feel is more a reflection of you :) From seeing the other pic's of your home I say it looks like the first one, just my opinion though, you will make the right decision I am sure.
I love yellow walls, but then most of my home is done in yellow LOL, and I am making myself a studio type room which I also did in yellow.

Miss Janice said...

I like the first one. Toile is very elegant, especially that light blue color. I would toile everything, if I could.
Miss Janice

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I too like the first one-wallpapers are such a good way to change the mood of a room!!

Anonymous said...

I'm back adding my other 2 cents. I really like all three as I said before. What I noticed right off was the last two papers are more formal than the first paper. I guess it depends on the feel you want the room to have. Recently I spent the night at a very old log cabin a couple has restored. When I went into the powder room is was so unexpected. It was BEAUTIFUL. She had the room wallpapered in red and yellow toile very bold. The decor for the cabin was Swedish. I think toile is one of those rare papers that doesn't seem overwhelming. OK enough from me. Good Luck! Kathy

Tea Time and Roses said...

Cindy I love the first one... I like the softness of the blue, seems just perfect for a powder room. When it comes to Toile, it is all so beautiful romantic and simply wonderful...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment regarding "Silhouette". I am looking forward to seeing that finished powder room, I just know it will be just lovely...

Terri and Bob said...

I like the first choice too. I think sometimes you can have "elegant" at first glance, then at second have a touch of whimsey. I think it would be fun!

Anonymous said...

The decorating diva of HGTV is asking US, poor peons that we are, about decorating???? That's like asking Noah about the flood !! Haha...

Anonymous said...

oops, I forgot to put my name on the above.
~bj

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