Marble Paper as Wallpaper

I'm working on a powder room project that could use a little punch. I love this bathroom published in Lonny. The walls were papered with marbled gift wrap (the same paper I used here). Isn't this space gorgeous? I love that the direction of the swirls is random - there's so much movement here!

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Here are a few more of my favorite marbled paper walls. It's a great way to add a little excitement to a wall or a nook:

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And I think it's still so pretty for smaller applications. I really love marbled paper on the back of a bookshelf or secretary especially.

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If you're in the market for some pretty paper for a project, here are a few of my favorites available online right now, ranging from $3-8 per sheet. I'm thinking one of these could be a winner for my powder bath project.

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PS West Elm makes a marble print wallpaper now!

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PPS If you're feeling adventurous, make your own marbled papers! I think it would be pretty to marbleize a few mats for a picture frame series. 

I Have This Thing With Floors (the Hex Tile Chapter)

My parents' big remodel is in the home stretch! There are three bathrooms that need tile and that's just about it. But three bathrooms worth of tile is a ton of tile! And we're at that point in the project where my parents are sort of sick of spending money so every dollar spent needs to really count. We used some of the quartzite from their kitchen for the countertops in the bathrooms, so that helped us with the budget, but that limited our tile options too. As we learned picking a backsplash tile, quartzite is gorgeous but is hard to pair up with tile!

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Cement tiles are so cool and I would love to get to use them here, but they're not in the budget. I also really loved this teak wood tile, but again, it's on the pricey side. What IS in the budget though is $3.99/sq ft hex tiles. We found a ton at local discount tile stores all around the Valley. Floor and Decor has some really pretty grays and neutrals which would look great with the quartzite. We're just going to pop out and replace tiles of different colors in a repeating pattern on the mesh sheets. The gorgeous and talented Gwen from The Makerista did this in her bathroom and it turned out SO WELL. I think she actually had to place each tile by hand, which sounds really labor intensive, but look at the results! What a beautiful floor!

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My parents live in a city called Snowflake, and we've talked about doing something like these snowflake patterns here, but we're still thinking about it. Is that too literal? Part of me sort of loves the idea.

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I've found a million different patterns on the #Ihavethisthingwithfloors instagram account and hashtag. I feel like this account was made just for me. I majorly have a thing for good floors (and I bet you do, too). Check these out:

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The girls upstairs bathroom is next on my list to tackle, so if all goes well with this tile project in my parents' house, I'd love to do something sweet and girly like one of these:

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So many possibilities!! This last one makes my heart get all fluttery.  :)

(all images from here unless otherwise noted).

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

It's true, I can shop and spend with the best of them, but the older I get, the more selective I'm becoming. I'd rather buy one special thing than ten just-okay pieces.

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This year my goal is to edit out those pieces that I've picked up for cheap at thrift stores that I'm not completely, completely in love with. I'll be keeping my eye out for those really special things in the meantime!

When long-time LGN supporter, Chairish, invited me host a big giveaway today HERE and to curate 50 of my very favorite picks, I started to notice some patterns emerging. There are some pieces of art/furniture/lighting/accessories that I have and I think I'll probably keep for decades to come... and always want to buy more of! It's like a magnetic attraction, you know what I mean? Here are some of those things for me:

1) Accent chairs in a unique shape. I CANNOT EVEN HANDLE THESE. So, so good.

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I seriously almost didn't post them so I could buy them for myself, but I am saving up for a new kitchen, so my loss is your gain. :) Plus I already have a pair of mid century Italian accent chairs that I really love.

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2) Adorable little settees to tuck in small rooms.

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3) And dreamy abstract art to hang above them.

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Or in your bathroom.

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4) Super-cool bent plywood statement chairs

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5) That also look like exceptionally fabulous office chairs.

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6) Footstools and benches to tuck in corners and under console tables.

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7) Unique, modern lamps for sitting on even the most traditional furniture.

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8) Clean, white lamps in organic shapes.

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10) And really cool accent chairs with special upholstery, like silk, mohair or leather.

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12) And, last but not least, Italian carved mirrors, always and forever.

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What are some of your favorite things in your home? I'd love to see! And if you're in the market for a few more special things - here's the link to my top 50 list on Chairish! Do you use the Chairish app? I buy and sell my design-y stuff with my phone all the time. They could not have made it easier for us!

PS Don't forget to enter to win the $150 gift certificate here! The contest ends April 15. Good luck! :)


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