Like changing the wall colours to creamy white. How very Sarah Richardson of me, I know. My adventurous side is being revealed to the masses.
Would Tommy approve? Probably. He always agrees with what Sarah does anyway! (Well he kinda has to. Otherwise he wouldn't be making those noteworthy appearances on her design shows if he disagreed with DA BOSS.)
|Sarah Richardson and Tommy Smythe|
Anyway.........the plan is to have the walls painted creamy white, and use colourful accessories for boldness (I'm thinking ruby and sapphire for the guest rooms, perhaps violet for the main bathroom).
And to be extra bold, I'm toying with the idea of putting damask wallpaper in my walk-in closet. It's almost screaming for it. I love this inspiration photo, but I'm also a fan of black and white damask design.
Hubs has vetoed wallpaper in our master bedroom, citing memories of bad velvety wallpaper seeped with cigarette smoke that he grew up with in his parents' house in the 1970s and 1980s, which was only removed about 10 years ago. I kinda have to agree. My parents still have 1990s style wallpaper in their house, which seems a bit dated now.
So I think I will attempt a small room first with the wallpaper. It would give the room a face-lift. The following wallpaper is available online at Home Depot:
Are you a wallpaper fan?
Or is wallpaper nicely filed away in the 1970s and 1980s memory bank and laughed at while looking at old family photos?