One Room Challenge Week 5 - Finally Wallpaper

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I bet you thought I was going to be a no-show today.  The reason I'm posting so late  is because my wallpaper ladies finished hanging my bathroom just moments ago and I wanted to wait until they were done so I could show you pictures of something more than sheet rock dust and a toilet.

But before we get to that, I want to thank you for checking in on my week FIVE (!) progress of the One Room Challenge.  In case you're not familiar, it's the internet sensation (if you like this sort of thing) where bloggers make over a room from start to (hopefully) finish in 6 weeks posting their progress every week either on Wednesday or Thursday. The entire concept for this event was dreamed up by Linda and you'll find links to all participants here and here.

Now, on to my bathroom situation.  If you follow me on Instagram then you already know I got cold feet where my wallpaper was concerned.




 Because although that damask pattern is pretty, it's also super traditional, kind of gigantic,  and somewhat formal.  So I did what any insecure, self-doubting decorator would do.  I put it in front of my Instagram followers to decide.


Yes, the damask had a formidable opponent in this latecomer. I mean who doesn't love a good bamboo treillage wallpaper?  I certainly do and apparently my Instagram followers do because they voted for the treillage paper over the damask.

And after all of that input and indecision,  I followed my heart and took a leap of faith with my original choice.



iPhone 4S photos cannot accurately capture the magnificence of this paper. And I also have to say that in this world of seamless glass and showers and understated finishes, my heart will always belong to pretty color combinations and interesting pattern mixes.  

In other bathroom news, I hinted last week that I was considering painting the wainscoting blue, yet I decided to keep it crisp and go with white. But now I think I want to paint my boring door black.  What do you think?

So there is lots left to do to get ready for next week's reveal.  We haven't even begun to convert the buffet, much less pick out  a sink and faucet. We are tired and somewhat overwhelmed.  But the good thing about week 5 is that the finish is in sight and it kind of gives you the shot of adrenaline you need to bring it all together for the reveal.  That's what I'm hoping anyway.

So I'll see you back here next Thursday.  If you absolutely cannot wait to see more bathroom tidbits or you just want to show some love and devotion, I suggest you follow me on InstagramPinterest and Facebook.  I can't wait to show you my finished bathroom!


The Green Room Interiors provides Interior Decorating and Design Services in Chattanooga, TN.  If you'd like to discover the joy of living in a well designed home, contact Kim Lemmon at 423.653.3186 or email thegreenroominteriors@gmail.com

19 comments:

Brenna@DomesticCharm said...

Do you ever have wall paper!!! It is beautiful!!

pam {simple details} said...

I couldn't love that oversized pattern more, such a statement! And, yes to a black door! Good luck this week, friend!

sharon smith said...

Hands down, paint the door! WOW I'm inspired to get moving. It looks sooooo good from where I sit. You're going to be so happy when this is over. It's beautiful.
Sharon

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Love Love that paper!
Can't wait to see the final reveal.

Tiffany said...

OMG! I love both papers but you chose wisely. It's fantastic and I love the scale. And in case I've never mentioned it, just wanted to thank you for leaving such nice comments on my lil ol' blog:)

aquahaus said...

I love that you held an IG vote, and I love that you went your own way with the damask. Bravo!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

I did the same thing. Asked some people their thoughts and then followed my heart in the end. I love it and yes paint that door black!

SHERRY HART said...

Be still my heart....I love that wallpaper...no contest against the trellis in my opinion! Kinda digging the black door idea too!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I am so glad you kept with this choice...it looks gorgeous! I love it...

Heather Peterson said...

Love it! The scale keeps it modern enough. Love the white wainscoting for sure, and go for the black door!

Dianne said...

I voted for the damask and love it!!! So glad you followed your heart. It is fresh and classic at the same time. Now to complete the room...better hurry! LOL I love the idea of a black door.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

DAMASK for the win!!!!! Sooooooooo incredible. Paint that door black.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my gosh - it's gorgeous. So glad you went with the damask!!

Kim said...

Gorgeous Kim! I love that you stuck to your gut and plan. It is going to be so fabulous!!!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Love the wallpaper! Please paint that door black. You won't be sorry.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love that paper! It is sooo beautiful and classic. I say put wood molding panels on the door to replicate the walls- good luck for the final push Kim!! Xo Nancy

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

Love the modern large scale damask and crisp white pairing {I had shared my reservations about the blue} and definitely **yes** to painting the boring door black ... so crisp and modern and wonderful. Waiting to see what you decided on the sink as well.

The Pink Pagoda said...

That wall paper is absolutely beautiful! The black door would be great too. Can't wait to see more!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I think you made the right choice. THe paper is beautiful!! Can't wait for the big reveal.