Wallflowers

A while back we designed a bedroom for one of our youngest (and cutest) clients. You can see photos of the whole room here. It's a pretty, girlie space, with an eclectic mix of new/big box furniture, interesting vintage finds and fun vignettes that all join forces to create the perfect room for this young lady to grow into. 

One of our favourite design features in this room is a cosy reading nook that we created from a closet that once opened into the adjacent bedroom. Rather than simply extending the closet in her room to run the length of the wall, we kept this spot separate, added some floating shelves, hooks and pillows and voila! A little nook in which to tuck away her treasures, curl up with her journal or favourite book and perhaps most importantly, hide away from her little sister! 

Reading nook, perfect for stashing treasures and curling up in with a good book. 

Now that the room as been finished for a while, the little client has decided that she wants to put more of a personal touch on her well-used room-within-a-room. Frankly, the IKEA floating shelves have not held up all that well, they are sagging and in danger of collapsing at any moment, so those will be replaced with sturdier, bracketed shelving but more importantly she wants to add some colour and texture to her secret spot. Her request? Wallpaper!  

The wallpaper rabbit hole is a deep one and so after many hours of hunting, sourcing and deliberating, we've put together the six choices you see above. The flora and fauna themed patterns were all selected with a mind towards creating a colourful pop of fun fit for a growing girl and her daydreams. Jury is still out on which of these pretty papers she'll select, but you can bet we'll be sharing the finished space right here when she decides. 

Which would you choose? 

  1. Pop Floral Wallpaper in Peony by Aimee Wilder
  2. Flamingo, New Contemporary Collection by Cole & Son
  3. Petal Pusher (Gold) by Oh Joy! - Hygge & West
  4. Pina Solo Wallpaper in Bijoux by Aimee Wilder
  5. Woods and Stars, Whimsical Collection by Cole & Son
  6. Daydream in Blush by Julia Rothman - Hygge & West