At long last – after 14+ years of living with wallpaper curling off the walls, we have finally gotten the dining room put together.  The delay was mostly caused by the need to address functional/structural issues of the house before we could get to aesthetics.  So now with the kitchen done and all of the deep infrastructure problems put to bed (and with luck, staying there) we have had a chance to play.

Here’s the Before – dismal 1960s-era beige with wheat ears wallpaper, falling off the plaster in great, crumbling strips:


And here’s the after – re-papered, and with the furniture returned to the room, and the replacement, smaller sideboard happily ensconced.

In time Newer Sideboard will mellow to the same color as the rest of the furniture in the room.

The wallpaper is from Spoonflower, a play on a William Morris style print, by artist Amy Vail. Installation was by Buckets & Boards.

I think the paper truly makes the room!


5 responses

  1. I could not be more pleased! Thank you so much! -Amy

  2. Beautiful!! Amy has a wonderful design sense and eye for color.

  3. Hey I love Amy Vail! My husband likes that shade of green. I tried to use her fabric for a school embroidery project, but I stumbled on a scrap of real William Morris in linen. The closest Spoonflower has is Linen/Cotton Ultra. It’s very very hard to needle. Sure looks beautiful on your walls.

    I was thinking about you today as I’m dyeing linen black and thinking blackwork thoughts.

    1. She has some other designs I really like, too. Who knows… maybe more will end up elsewhere in the house.

  4. […] the chance to get their patterns printed on a variety of media, and sold by the yard. I had ordered wallpaper from them a while back. There are thousands of prints in Spoonflower’s active catalog – […]

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