over the past few months, i’ve been happier with the decor of my home than i have since i moved into my apartment almost three years ago. i feel like there’s a unified design theme, and while there are certainly spots that need work — the awkward wall space by the front door, for example, or the sliding closet doors onto which the previous tenant inexplicably painted odd pictures of kittens — i’m generally quite comfortable hanging out at home these days.
but that being said, i’ve already started putting together a wish list for the next place i move to. a water heater that gives me more than 10 measly minutes in the shower without turning the water ice cold is at the top of the list; a dishwasher is a close second. wood floors would be nice, too. so would my own washer and dryer. and i think i’d like my next home to feel a little more grown up and androgynous — i want plenty of quirky details, of course, but i think a more streamlined approach is something i’m slowly coming around to.
this wallpaper by emily isabella for hygge and west, for me, hits that quirky/grown-up mark almost perfectly. i love the gold bows against the dark gray background, and i think this paper would be perfect and special in a powder room or a closet, even if just on one wall.
how do you feel about wallpaper? do you use it in your home? (i sometimes frame samples, but have never actually used it…yet!) how would you describe your design style?
p.s. please excuse the terrible pun in the title of this post. i couldn’t help myself.