Monday, April 4, 2011

Need help from bloggers, decorators, everybody!

In previous posts I have showed you pictures of some of my decor at home.  It's very country, some things are very rustic and I want to change all that. I am tired of country.  I want a beautiful home with French inspired decor, lots of patina, whites, architectural and intricate designs etc.  I know I can't have it all at once, so I've been thinking on changing my decor little by little.
The first thing I want to do is get rid of this wall paper in my living room AKA "library".  My husband loves it but I don't like it (it came with the house) he said I can change it if I want to, he just doesn't want it to be removed and noting put back there. In a few words, he likes wall paper borders.  

So what I'm asking of you is, if you know a place where I can get a nice "french looking" wall paper border. Is there such thing as that?????  Or if you have any ideas on how to change the look of that thing I would greatly appreciate it.

Please don't mind the dust. I actually like the corbels, are they called that?  I want to keep those.

It doesn't matter how crazy the idea could sound, just let me know what you think.

Thank you all for your help.



  1. OI cant help you darling...we do not have wallpaper here in our house......have a nice week with lots of sun !! love love Ria....xxxx...

  2. Bonjour Ido - Here's my suggestion, I would get rid of the wallpaper border altogether, and not put another wallpaper border. If you want to have a classic "french" look, I suggest adding crown moldings instead. If it's too expensive to add real moldings, there are those DIY moldings you can buy now, easy to install. Just google DIY crown moldings. If you still want the wallpaper border, checkout They have Paris scene wallpapers also.

    Goodluck to you mon ami, and ask me if you have other questions. That's if, you want my opinion.

    au revoir for now.

  3. ...I agree! No border if you can get away with it!
    If you want a french/nordic look, Jeanne d'arc Living magazines are the BEST!! You can google where to buy this fabulous magazine as alot of shops are now carrying them but I purchase mine from the Beautiful Life.
    Good luck:)
    xo, Rosemary

    p.s. yes, violets are edible.
    here is a list of some other flowers you can eat too:

  4. You could take the border down and go back with an architechural looking stencil. Do something tone on tone to keep it elegant. Maybe even a 3d effect with joint compound. That would add a french feeling and keep darling hubs happy, too.