'D' for Decorating 'R' for Rugs Dining Room

Currently Coveting: ZigZags


  1. ZigZag Pillow, Design Public
  2. ZigZag Brown & White Rug, Madeline Weinrib
  3. Mimas Wallpaper, Romo

I’ve ordered a sample of that wallpaper, which is my new favorite. Not too feminine, not too masculine, dark but not overwhelming, no flocking or foil, graphic but timeless… it may just be perfect.

I have, of course, created a mockup.

Yet Another Wallpaper Mockup
It looks even better when you look at the larger version.

It looks great, doesn’t it? I’m just hoping it will work with the color of the wood trim. If not, then I may just have to comfort myself with the pillow.

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  • Lili
    January 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    The large version! Fabulous!

    I hope its not too dark and yes, you need to highlight the wood in your house. Its unique.

  • laura
    January 28, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I love this wallpaper Nicole!!

  • modernemama
    January 28, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Love it! Why is all the cool stuff coming out of the UK now? When I lived there – nothing.

  • Jules
    January 28, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Love it!

    Question: Did you remove the pattern from the rug in photo-shop, or is it laying upside down? Am I losing my mind?

  • Jane Flanagan
    January 28, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I did a similar zig-zag post a while back: http://seenandsaid.blogspot.com/2007/12/zig-zaggin.html

    I love love love this wallpaper. Please use it!!

  • whatever DeeDee Wants
    January 28, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    I love all of those zig zags:)

  • paola
    January 28, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Oh yes! Love it. How on earth did you photoshop that in? I love how you got the zig zags to look like they’re going round a corner. It really makes the Amy Ruppel painting pop too, whereas before it just blended a bit too much into the floral.

  • jamie
    January 28, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    that’s hot. that’s the one.

  • Nicole
    January 28, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I love that wallpaper!!!

  • amy purple
    January 28, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    It looks really nice. How difficult is hanging up wallpaper? I thought about doing a tiny bit just below our windows in the bedroom, but I’m afraid it wouldn’t turn out so well.

  • Marissa
    January 28, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Wonderful! I much prefer the zigzags to the vintage floral… not that it’s up to me ;)

  • Elissa
    January 28, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Ooooh, wow. I wouldn’t have never thought that zig-zag wallpaper would look so beautiful! Is it only available in brown/white? I think a deep red/white would work in the room quite well.

  • Making it Lovely
    January 28, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Yay, I’m glad everyone else is liking it too! I think it may be the one

    Jules, I did remove the pattern from the rug. I think a solid might work better, so I just Photoshopped the white parts out for the mockup, and then added a texture overlay to blend it.

    Paola, I skewed the angles to match up to the walls. I’m glad you noticed. :)

    Amy, I don’t know! I’ve never hung wallpaper! I hope it isn’t too hard. Let me know if you want me to practice on your walls some help.

    Elissa, it comes in other colors but they’re not all listed on the site. Red would be nice.

  • Maggie Sumner
    January 28, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I love the zig-zags so much more than the previous floral. Perfect!

  • lsaspacey
    January 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

    I love it too! So how does it look on the more challenging wall with the built-ins? That’s where you’ll know if it really works.

  • zee
    January 29, 2008 at 4:20 am

    I think that Romo wallpaper is the one! It’s bold without being fussy and looks like it’ll really work in your home. I’m doolally about zigzags at the moment too (and starting to obsess about argyle patterns too). If anyone sees a nice black and white chevron pillow (or fabric!) anywhere please let me know!!

  • Mandy Ford
    January 29, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Love it! Really seems to go better with your overall decor than the flowered paper did.

  • Kelly
    January 29, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Love the wallpaper, it’s perfect. I can’t wait to see it up!!

  • Kris
    January 29, 2008 at 10:34 am


  • Bethany
    January 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I don’t normally comment…. but

    YES YES YES!!!!!!!!

    that zig zag is the one…

  • nikkirose
    January 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Wanted to say: I only discovered your blog a few weeks ago and am hooked. Decorating + cheerful, simple graphic design = my two favorite things!

    I LOVE this wallpaper for your dining room. I think it ties it in with the living room beautifully and I can’t imagine tiring of it.

    You sense of style inspires me.

  • pve design
    January 30, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    tres chic the zig zag – love the graphic lines, clean and fresh.
    go for it!

  • Doug
    February 1, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Zig-Zags look pretty cool, but my only concern comes from my being a bit of a sot. That pattern looks very cool until the moment I’d come home way too late from the pub. ;) I do like how you’ve kept it under the picture rail. Are you still thinking of keeping the pale pink above?

  • marina
    February 3, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Oh, my God!
    This wallpaper is just perfect!
    i´m addicted to your blog! rsss

  • Beth
    February 4, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Wow — I think I’m the only one who doesn’t really like the wallpaper! At least not with the wood/pink pairing. But it’s not my house, so go for it! :)

  • Sara
    February 4, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    I think it’s fantastic, go for it!!

  • girlmeetsglamour
    February 8, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Love this post!!! I so covet that Weinrib rug!


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  • Herb
    October 9, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Amazing design skills and great furniture. I wish my house looked like this