'F' for Fabric 'W' for Wallpaper Dining Room

The Wallpaper is Here!

It’s so pretty.

Fabric & Wallpaper

It looks good with the pink upholstery fabric I bought on eBay too. I’m going to put white curtains up instead of ivory, and I think the rug could stay (for now at least).

Fabric & Wallpaper

I was going to paint the ceiling the same color as the living room, but I don’t think it will look as good as I thought it would. Maybe white, gray (to match or a little darker), or pink?

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  • Lili
    April 9, 2008 at 2:53 pm


  • Mrslimestone
    April 9, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    The wallpaper is super fun! Can’t wait to see it hung.

  • April
    April 9, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    That wallpaper is beautiful, and I love the fabric! I wish I had as much luck finding fabric as you do, but nothing has popped out at me so far in my searches.

  • Jules
    April 9, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    It’s going to look great! I think gray to match would be pretty. No sense taking away from that gorgeous paper.

    Funny, though, the birds and leaves are black and I thought it was deep navy online. Looks like you got black in your dining room after all. (Referring back to the IKEA rug).

  • Valérie
    April 9, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    so pretty and dreamy!

  • Joi
    April 9, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    L-O-V-E it! Can’t wait to see finished pics!

  • At Home with kim vallee
    April 9, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Congratulations on your choice. The illustrations is fresh and pretty. I will come back to see the results.

  • Stacy
    April 9, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Ooooooo so pretty! I can’t wait for the after shot!

  • modernemama
    April 9, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Love Mibo to bits. What about painting the ceiling the same color as the birds’ chests?

  • Chrissy
    April 9, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Yay! I cant wait to see that wallpaper hung! It is just lovely.

  • Kylie
    April 9, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Oh gosh, I’m pea green with envy. Cannot wait to see how it looks, I’m so tempted to buy that wallpaper. :)

  • Jessica
    April 9, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    I love the paper, especially with the fabric…

    where did you get your couch?…I love it…

  • danielle
    April 9, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    I LOVE IT!! That wall paper is so cute. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

    On a side note:: can we please swap men, my huzband would never, in my wildest dreams let me put that up in our house.

  • jill
    April 9, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    i lovelovelove the wallpaper! it’s really pretty!

    and i vote for pink on the ceiling.

  • drey
    April 9, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    wow this is going to look stunning! i love the pink upholstery fabric! a warm pink on the ceiling will also look awesome! or getting a ceiling rose and painting that pink against a white ceiling?

  • Kate of all Trades
    April 9, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    I’d vote for a slightly darker shade of gray on the ceiling. It’d add just a little contrast.

  • Carolina Eclectic
    April 9, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Your wallpaper is so pretty! I’m sure it will look wonderful.

  • M&Co
    April 10, 2008 at 4:31 am

    Beautiful wallpaper! I’m thinking it would look really good with grey :-)

  • Shannon Wyman
    April 10, 2008 at 6:32 am

    I just LOVE that wallpaper!! You got that off ebay? I think I might have to invest more time into Ebay, lol.

    ps. – Just to let you know I gave you an award on my blog today!

  • Caitlin @ C³
    April 10, 2008 at 7:58 am


    I wasn’t sure I liked that wallpaper (my taste runs more to geometry than birdies on the walls) but I’m digging how it looks in your space!

    I’ll be the 23472834th person to say “I can’t wait to see it hung up!”

  • Amy
    April 10, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Oh! That is simply lovely. It’s great to see a large sample of it. I also can’t wait to see it up!

  • pve design
    April 10, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Trusting your instinct is all apart of being a designer, it is just a challenge for those that have to live with us, through all our incarnations! You did it, that paper is fabulous. I would love to see a pale ceiling – something like a pink sky at night, sailors delight and I would love to see some glorious pinky/ coral curtains in a taffeta, billowy and beautiful! Can’t wait to see it all complete.
    Will you be hanging the paper yourself?

  • Making it Lovely
    April 10, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Yes, we’ll be hanging the paper. I’m not sure when we’ll do it yet though – I’m so busy these days getting ready for the National Stationery Show.

    Drey, I love the pink ceiling medallion idea! Our fixture is rectangular though.

    Shannon, thanks! Only the fabric came from eBay.

  • Gretchen
    April 10, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Fabulous- I would go with the pink ceiling. How lovely to eat dinner at your table under a warm glow!

  • Brett
    April 11, 2008 at 12:07 am

    That is some seriously HOT wallpaper.


  • Kassie
    April 16, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    In general, I don’t love birds, but I do love that wallpaper!

  • simplygrove
    April 16, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Great Wallpaper!! I am putting up wallpaper all day tomorrow! Hopefully it goes good!!

  • Allison
    April 16, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Wow! I LOVE that wallpaper. Where did you get it?

  • Justine
    April 25, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    pillows and throws.com has pillow to match the paper in reverse color.

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    June 1, 2008 at 11:32 pm

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  • Herb
    October 9, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Thats great wallpaper! I don’t remember ever seeing anything like it before!

  • Wendy
    April 5, 2010 at 10:02 am

    it’s so pretty! can’t wait to see the end result!

  • Holly
    July 3, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    It’s beautiful!!