Home sick and I'm spending most of the day making a dent in the couch and pinning every possible thing on pinterest. I spied this renovated farm and decided I would like to be teleported to this time and place. The Bertoia chairs and poppies are especially amazing.
I love it, but it just won't work in the space I wanted it for. So, I've decided to step away from papering the TV / Karaoke Room of Awesomeness for now and go with a gallery wall instead. I can always paper it when the perfect one reveals itself to me.
Sadly this decision left a wallpaper void in my life. This morning, I chuckled warmly and rubbed my chubby hands together with glee* when I saw this "after" pinned to one of my sister's boards. Wallpapered bookshelves in my home office seem like a perfect way for me to experiment with wallpaper without having to resolve my pattern commitment issues.
*No, my hands aren't really chubby. This is just something I say to creep out my sister.
Here's a snap of the new hallway rug from West Elm in action. I am going rogue and using it without a rug pad. I'll probably eat my words when I slip on it once of these days. It's a perfect shade of orange and it looks great with everything else I have going on. Here's to 2012's color of the year!
PS: I totally centered the rug after I took this photo. It looks much less awkward now.