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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hummingbirds in the Livingroom


Every now and then I have the need for some serious change in our home. I'm not just talking new cushions or a vase, but big changes. Like right now, I'm craving a new kitchen (check), building extension to the kitchen (check), new flooring (not check), new wallpaper in our living room / dining room (almost check), and I want to reupholster our headboard in the bedroom (SO not check!).


While this is the fun part of owning a house for me, it's kind of stressful for the hubby (as he usually ends up with the projects). When it comes to wallpapering our living & dining room, he's totally refusing to have it re-wallpapered. Which means I'm going to have to do it myself. and I WILL do it myself, love DIY! However he's super skeptical about my wallpapering skills. I'll just have to prove him wrong, won't I??


As you all know, I'm a huge fan of colors. HUGE! Things really came into place over the summer, when I painted the back wall of our bookshelf and buffet plus the entire credenza in Sval Lilje and dining room chairs in Jubileum (both available from Fargerike only). Talk about inspiring colors!



Early this summer, we did a styling (which turned out fantastic!) for the fall issue of base, and used this wallpaper:


This is what it's currently looks like: (I know, the photo is HORRIBLE! Bad angle, bad lighting, bad lamp shade, bad everything (good credenza though))


When working on a complicated color scheme/palette, it's important to be 100% sure that it works before you put it into action.


When we look at the closeup of the pattern (which is actually dates from 1755(!), you'll see that the shade of green is actually a darker shade of Sval Lilje, which makes them a perfect match. The body of the hummingbirds has areas that are identical in color to the Jubileum painted chairs. We're also going to be adding a contrast color, which will remain a secret for now (curtains have been ordered ;)).

Here's two examples of how the hummingbird design can look:


In this photo from Norwegian Boligpluss, it's been used in a kids room, which is so awesome. Love the mint green mirror, a very interesting choice of contrast color! (but not the one we're using ;))


This styling is SO up my alley. Love the brass paired with yellow and plum. It's still very different from the direction we're headed. Image from here.

I'm hoping to get the wallpapering done within the next 4-5 weeks, but have to convince a girlfriend that it's the perfect way to spend a Saturday first ;)

Do you have any exciting plans for your home? What do you think about Hummingbirds?

Happy Sunday!!

big hug
dagny

ps - the wallpaper is available from Fargerike and comes in several different and equally fabulous colorways

14 comments:

Chedva @Rooms and Words said...

Love the wallpaper- it's actually one of my favorite patterns, and I'm considering using the similar fabric for my home office. Sure you'll do a great job installing it!

hviit said...

Dette blir nydelig! Gleder meg til å se. Lykke til.

Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth said...

Chedva - thank you!!! Fingers crossed :)

Hviit - Det tror jeg også ;) Gleder meg til base med den fantastiske stylingen din kommer ut :D

Lekenhverdag.com said...

Dette ser veldig spennende ut, Dagny! Jeg digger tapeten!! ... kunne godt tenkt meg og brukt samme tapet med rosa bakgrunn ;-)

Uansett, jeg gleder meg til å se resultatet.

Og, hvor har du fått tak i den blå kinesiske hagestolen?

Fjasevas Huset said...

utrolig stilig tapet!!!! den skulle jeg lett hatt et sted i huset. Kanskje det må bli vaskerommet:) går det virkelig ann liksom? jeg har jo tapeter overalt snart, så om jeg skulle på putte den et sted, måtte det bli enten på vaskerommet eller i kjellerstua(som by the way har store vinduer...)
Tapeter er en virkelig digg greie!

Rosa til hummingbird er sååå stilig! Gleder meg til å se om du består tapetserings testen ovenfor kjæresten:)

Stor klem

Mari Ann / the Folding Chair said...

Love the Hummingbirds - desperatly want them in my home - but we're easing in to it:
http://dronningstjerna.blogspot.com/2011/08/et-lite-prosjekt.html

;D

Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth said...

Carina - Det anbefaler jeg på det varmeste ;) Send meg en mail, så kan vi kanskje finne på noe! Den kinesiske hagekrakken kjøpte jeg Gjennom easternart.no Fikk en knallgod pris! Utrolig hyggelig eiere :)

Fjasevas - Å, vaskerommet er en PERFEKT idé!! Mitt har også en touch av glamour, det kan du se her ;) http://www.scandinavianchic.com/2010/10/happy-weekend-and-little-everyday.html

klem!

Mari Ann - Oj, fantastisk god idé! Det der er den vakreste settekassen jeg har sett ;) Jeg kommer til å ha den på alle fire veggene, og det kommer til å bli nyydelig! Gleder meg! :D

Mari Ann / the Folding Chair said...

Hei,
så klart, kjempe kjekt :)
Ha en flott uke :)

Solana James said...

Hi Dagny! Thanks so much for reading my blog and adding me to your blog roll! I'm a dedicated follower of Scandinavian Chic and find your posts very inspiring. Good luck with the wallpaper project...the color are gorgeous!
xo
Solana

polkadot said...

et av mine favorittapeter!
(men...litt mye brukt?)
Lykke til!
C

polkadot said...

NEI - jeg trekker det tilbake! Tror det bare føles slik fordi jeg har hatt det hengende på kontoret i flere år... Men jeg har innredet for en kunde engang med noe tilsvarende som heter Gatehouse.. fra Tibaut, den er også veldig vakker!
C

Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth said...

Hehehe... Jeg synes ikke et mønster blir mindre vakkert selv om det har vært mye brukt. Vi får håpe jeg tar en ny approach til det ;)

Tiina said...

Love love looove it!! I've got similar plans for our new livingroom. Have a wonderful weekend! Kram

Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth said...

Tiina - Hihi, spennende!! Gleder meg til å se hva du har på gang!

stor klem!

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