Little sketches. I’ve been doing these for years — first in actual sketchbooks and now either on my computer or tablet. Pull a product photo or two in, and create a little vignette. Here are a few I’ve done lately with pieces that have caught my eye.
- Bridal Rug Settee, Wisteria
- Miles Redd Waterfall Console Table, Ballard Designs
- Color Swirls Glass Table Lamps by Safavieh, Target
- Celine Bench in Wasabi Velvet, West Elm
- Picture Gallery Wallpaper by Sanderson
I couldn’t find a retail version available, but it can be found through showrooms to the trade. This Floral Gallery Wallpaper from Anthropologie would be a great alternative.
And can I include a note of practicality here? Young kids touch the walls when going up and down stairs. I would have loved to continue the wallpaper from the hallway on the second floor down the stairway, but it would have a gross line of dirt at kid-height in no time. Keep that in mind if you ever think about wallpapering your own stairway! Pick something forgiving/washable, go without for a while, or affect a more laissez-faire attitude than mine.