Thursday, June 9, 2011

To the Window to the WALL...

You know you appreciated that title (:
Today my sweetie pie-southern-blogging-bestie is here sharing her favorite design trend of 2011.  I have to say, for a non-design blogger, she rocks this post. Here's Megan from Mackey Madness:

Hey loves! My name is Megan and I blog over at Mackey Madness
I am literally giddy about taking over Michaela's blog today while she is getting ready to head home for the summer! She is one of my absolute blogging bffs...and a reason that my daily text message count has majorly increased! : ) I want to channel my inner Mich and talk about my favorite design trend of the year: wallpaper!

I am certainly no interior designer, but I think that this fun wallpaper trend is amazing. It's a perfect way to add some interest or color to a room...and there are tons of ways that it can be done!

Kinda nervous about using wallpaper? (ME!) It can be done light and dainty:





Or if y'all are feeling fierce, it can be done BOLD and BRIGHT:


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Still not feeling convinced? I'm loving it in different rooms and used in different ways:

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I would definitely enjoy doing laundry in there...for a day or two at least! : )

I'm loving this framed wallpaper collection. 

Who wouldn't LOVE to have a pretty closet like this?

Even I could be creative in this office beauty!

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This may be my favorite way...framed wallpaper panels. #divine

Does this look familiar?? It's Michaela's DIY bookshelf wallpaper! I love it!

So, give me y'alls verdict...is wallpaper a yes or a no? Have y'all done it anywhere? Do y'all prefer the bold colors or the lighter look? It's a toss up for me...I think I love it all. 

Thanks so much for having me, Michaela! Congratulations on being done with school for the summer!

Thanks, Meg! Didn't you love talking about design for the day? Like I already told you, you're a natural (: Wallpaper sure is a fun way to add lots of spunk to your room! If you're feeling nervous, start in your closet...it will give you something to look forward to every time you go to pick out clothes.


Run {yes, virtually...} over to Mackey Madness to get more of my BFF's cuteness! See you in July, Megan!

Love,
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PS. Next time you think your house is messy, look at these pictures of our apartment. Packing is never an easy task, especially with 4 girls.  Here's us keeping it real. These will be the worst, most unattractive interior pictures I will ever post (:




Ha! The joys of moving.

37 comments:

  1. I remember those days of moving from one apartment to another. Have fun! anyway I do love some wall paper..it just depends on where it goes. i love to change things a bit and wall paper makes it a little more permanent.

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  2. LOVE wallpaper. In a rental, guess I'll have to stick to framing it!!

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  3. love wall paper..but love it when its toned down and light...love me some megan and michaela in one place. its just right.

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  4. I think wallpaper can definitely be overwhelming, so if I used it I would pick the light and dainty version! (:

    You girls are too funny. I hope you both have unlimited texting, because they sure stick it to you if you go over the limit. hehe

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  5. feeling dirty for continuing the title..."till the sweat drop down my balls"

    anyway! I love Megan! I love that third photo down..the green wallpapaer with the white wood trim..i think that looks beeautiful

    i cant wait to own a home of my own so I can take after my daddy-o and decorate it! actually I probably wont be as good as he is, so I'll have to hire you Michaela

    and that office photo? AWESOME! I'd also force myself to be creative if I had an office like that!

    xoxoox

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  6. love love LOVE wallpaper! As soon as we own a place of our own, it's going up! I think my favorite is that green bathroom....swoon!

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  7. Loving this wallpaper post from Megan! (I love her blog!) Good luck with finishing up the packing. As organized as you try to be, there's always a mess with a move! Congrats on finishing school for the summer :)

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  8. Loving the understated wallpaper! And I can't wait for all the craziness of moving to end for you, Michaela! I'm ready to hear from you again! :)

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  9. Haha I hate packing! I feel your pain right now, but once you get back down to Cali it'll make it all worth it!

    And yes - wallpaper. I must say that when I think of wallpaper I think of the strip or unicorn wallpaper at the top of the walls in my room as a child. No no.

    BUT, the way it was featured here - to die for! Love it. And you've now officially changed my perception, as I can't wait to add some fun, funky wall paper to one part of my future room!

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  10. Love the wallpaper post by Megan! If the wallpaper we'd had way back when we bought the house looked like that it'd probably still be up!! Good luck packing. Be there, done that with Elie...so glad this summer she is finally staying put. Next time, the movers are coming in! LOL

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  11. So much fun! I love wallpaper...it adds so much interest to a room! :)

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  12. I love Megan and this post title! I think wallpaper is great, whether you go light, patterned, or bright and fun! I especially love it on accent walls! Great post, Meg! xoxo

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  14. Light wallpaper I love, love, love!


    And Michaela!! Those pictures of yalls apt made me giggle… I need to send you pictures of our house when us 6 girls moved out. It was a disaster!! Not to mention we found so many dust balls… gaaaa-ross!

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  15. Such great ideas! I would totally use it. I think I would start to love doing laundry if I had a room like that!

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  16. Ugh, moving is super duper *sucky*...yes, *sucky*! But you were right about Meggy girl, she rocked the socks off that guest post! Wallpaper is so much fun and I love the idea of wall paper in the closet...brilliant!!!

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  17. Great guest post Megan, LOVE all that wallpaper, I would have never thought it would be so stylish!!! :-)

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  18. Wallpaper, I wish! But can't because we are renting. I might wallpaper the backs of my bookcases though!

    Love the last photo, the girl flat ironing her hair the midst of boxes. That is REAL life and its priceless. Good luck on the move. We are heading to your home state this summer for some R&R. My MIL is from CA and we want to show the kids where grandma is from!

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  19. Wow this all looks amazing, goodluck with moving :)

    xo

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  20. i LOVE wallpaper. my mom used it to decorate a lot and my dad still complains about how hard it is to put up perfectly. if you're using a striped paper, consider hiring a professional. you don't want crazy seams and misalinged lines. my fav was the light kitchen with a punch of hot pink!

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  21. Fun to see you over here Megan!!
    Although wallpaper is terrible to remove it is so fun to put up:D That first photo's wallpaper design is my absolute fave!! Would be fun to change up!!

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  22. these are all great inspirational images! wallpaper can make such a statement!
    the title now has me with that song stuck in my head. :)

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  23. Dying over those wallpaper pics! Especially that closet, love it! Good luck moving!

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  24. I LOVE LOVE LOVE wallpaper!! (just wish I could convince my husband better...)

    Hi Michaela! I'm just letting you know that I'm passing along the Stylish Blogger Award to you. It'll be posted on my blog on Tuesday the 14th, so I hope you'll check in and pass it along yourself! (if you haven't already received it, that is!)

    Thanks!

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  25. I'm loving the idea of an accent wall with a crazy bold print! and those framed wallpaper selections too! what a great idea for cheap, easy and INSTANT artwork! :)
    xo::Lauren @ tickled.

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  26. That laundry room is just great! I would love to have enough space to have a room like that! Great blog! Would you like to follow each other? love,m.

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  27. Loving the wallpaper ideas and suggestions. There are some beauties out there to choose from. Great post btw!! Good luck with the move Michaela and with your last week!! xoxo

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  28. no wonder you two are besties - you both have an eye for style ;) good luck packing michaela! it's beastly isn't it? haha

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  29. Thanks so much for having me today! I'm glad that I made you proud since you are THE design queen! : )

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  30. both my M's in one place! <3 looove it! Those wallpapers are bomb twinkie! omg! I love your fav the most too! the gold and the framing is just perfect!

    good luck with the move Michaela!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  31. So cute! I don't have any wallpaper up right now, but I love the look of framed wallpaper!!

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  32. What a fun post - love all of these images! l love wallpaper but I'm scared to put it up because it's such a pain to take down!

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  33. I love a beautiful wallpaper in a room! Or even just little touches, like in a closet or behind a bookshelf :)

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  34. i LOVE wallpaper! it really does add so much interest to a room! Good luck with the move... hope it all goes smoothly! :)

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  35. Great post, Megan! I LOVE all the rooms you picked out :)

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  36. I love bold wallpaper, when done right its looks amazing. I definitely plan on using wall paper once we move into a house!

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