…. about wallpaper.
If you read my post from last week where I was tearing my hair out over which wallpaper to choose…. then I apologise.
The thing is, when you’re in “a relationship”, and live with someone, apparently it’s good etiquette to ask their opinion when buying things or making decisions for your home. Pffft. So, I did. I asked my beloved weeks ago about his thoughts on a particular wallpaper. One that I really really liked and wanted him to like too. But he wasn’t a fan.
I showed him another picture of the same wallpaper a few days later. He still didn’t like it.
And one more time the following week. Nah, blah, meh…. baaaaah.
After my “third time lucky” technique, I concluded that he did NOT like this wallpaper and did NOT want this wallpaper. So the full on wallpaper search proceeded and I ended up with the heavenly seven you guys saw last week. And your help was amazing. Thank you.
Anyway, here they are.
Samples started arriving and I was reading ALL of your feedback on the blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. It was v exciting and I loved all of your comments and reasoning behind choosing particular a design. With samples in hand and your feedback in mind, we finally whittled it down to our final two.
House of Hackney, Blackthorn and Cole & Son, Riviera.
We’d made it from seven to two. And whilst having one more look online, the very first wallpaper I fell for popped up on the image search. Ya know, the one he didn’t like. The one he didn’t like THREE TIMES….
“Oh, yeah I like that”.
Oh I wanted to punch him so hard. Go on Bette. I feel your pain sister.
(And can you believe he just said this video is a pretty good representation of me. “An angry, dramatic, red-head”. How very dare he!!
It’s taken me a week to find the balls to tell you we’ve finally decided on the wallpaper for our living room. And it’s NONE of the ones i’ve already shown you. I’m so sorry.
The winner is….
Acquario from Cole & Son’s 2013 Fornasetti II collection.
“The fish theme appears in some of the earliest Fornasetti work, and this design adopts some of the motifs used on decorative trays. Picked for their whimsical and naive appearance…”
I think it’s both amazingly beautiful and deliciously odd. Not at all “on trend” like pineapples or animal heads, but because of that i’m getting that quirky-ness AND the design longevity I was craving.
Acquario blends perfectly with the existing black walls in the living room and the pops of oranges, mustards, golds and reds really tie in the rest of the room’s accent colours.
And my 3 y/o likes it.
I have no idea why I’m as drawn to these fish as I am but I can’t wait to have them swimming around behind our sofa.
Maybe it’s because the fish look like grumpy little buggers? And, perhaps the design is rather unconventional for a living room? Grumpy and unconventional are certainly words i’d use to describe myself, so yes, that’s the reason. Interior design choices that reflect your personality are always difficult to make, but once you have, you know you’re onto a winner.
And you just know these fish are going to get named don’t you?
So dare I ask… what do you think? And more importantly, can you forgive me? I’m happy to provide footage of the OH getting a clip around the ear if you think it would help any!??
God, I hope you guys love it as much as I do!?