Wallpaper is up!!

The wallpaper is up in my DC Design House Room and I'm so excited!!   


This grasscloth by Seabrooke  is so natural & textural.  I am a bit in love with it.  The trim is painted in Farrow and Ball's Dimmity which is a beautiful soft cream.  (Farrow & Ball is donating the paint for the entire Design House!! :)

Here's what it looked like before in case you forgot:

"Before"

We still have a lot of work to do but right now we're waiting on furnishings to arrive so fingers crossed everything makes it in time!! :)

And one more thing--  I found this lantern at an antique shop a few weeks ago:



I am {fully} in love with this piece and it will be going in my DC Design House room.  Check out the handblown textured glass.  It's completely worn & aged and beaten up and I'm crazy about it.  I love the filligree at both the top and bottom.  I'm going to have to get it rewired and add more chain and fix it up a bit but I plan on keeping the finish as-is.

Thank you so much to wallpaper hanger Michael DiGuiseppe who so generously donated his time to install the seagrass and also to Blue Door Painters who also generously gave their time for the Children's Hospital Showhouse.  (If you're in the DC-area I highly recommend both of these amazing companies!!) 
The DC Design House will run from April 9th to May 8th. and I hope you can make it :)


xoxo, Lauren

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45 comments:

sanctuaryhome said...

Beautiful, I believe that grass cloth is the best wallcovering ever. Looks like it was a complicated installation to do the ceiling as well as architectural challenges. Makes my arms hurt looking at it.

Melissa Rakowski said...

Gorgeous sea grass!

Linda Merrill said...

So, exciting! Love the grasscloth enveloping the whole space!

Beth said...

Love the seagrass! So excited to see the finished product.

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

The seagrass wallpaper and light fixture are amazing! The room is transformed already!!

Karla said...

Knowing how thrilling an install is {and even more so a BIG DEAL one like this} I am so excited for you! The grasscloth looks amazing, love the texture and how you also applied it to the ceiling. Pins and needles waiting to see everything come together! I know it will be gorgeous :)

Karla

Kelly Krugh said...

My in-laws have grass cloth on the majority of their first floor. I'm in LOVE with it. Gorgeous. That lantern you found is amazing. I'm loving how everything is unfolding!!!!!

Acquired Objects said...

How exciting and the seagrass is fabulous! We just put grasscloth up and I'm in love with it. I can't wait to see what else is to come in your room. Love that chandelier it will catch the light!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Lauren, it is gorgeous! I love seeing how all of this is coming together. What a thrill it must be for you!!!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

Love it Lauren! You must be thrilled.

xo,
cristin

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I think my mouth dropped open when I saw that lantern, it's beautiful!
The wallpaper is too...looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Londen

Kathysue said...

It looks amazing Lauren, can't wait to see the next step. I use to have grasscloth in my entry it is a wonderful textural look!!! KS

Simple Dwellings said...

Beautiful wallpaper- great choice! And the antique light fixture you found is a gem! It will be so beautiful in the space. Can't wait to see the reveal! :)

Life of Style said...

Beautiful seagrass and that lantern is exquisite, what a find!

Windlost said...

Gorgeous - what a lovely start to the natural, organic, creatively beautiful Lauren-nest you will create!

So kind of the wallpaper hanger and painters to donate time. What a big job to hang wallpaper - kudos to them.

xo Terri

pve design said...

Great grass and Michael did an awesome job.
That lamp rocks.
pve

ROS said...

Looks absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

Sommer said...

Oh my gosh Lauren, I have been taking down old 1990's wall paper all day in my new to me house. When I saw the title I thought "why in the world would you want to do that?!!" LOL. But then I saw the picture and oh, girl it's beautiful!! Makes me want to actually put up "new, modern" wall paper even after the battle I had on my hands today heehee.

Renee Granier said...

Lauren, I absolutely love the look and texture of sea grass! What a Green environment to rest the soul!
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Have a Great Weekend, Renee and Angela

Jessica Wrasman said...

It looks great! I love the light fixture! Where did you find that?

Sheila said...

Lauren, this is already shaping up to be stunning! And I LOVE the lantern you have found. It is just gorgeous. Can't wait to see more photos as the design takes shape. Thank you for sharing, Sheila

the industrial cottage said...

The light is amazing. I also love the texture of the wallpaper. What a great shell!

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I can't fathom hanging the paper, with all those nooks and angles - kudos to your hanger - I think you owe him some beer (or whatever he drinks!)
ag

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Looking lovely! We have that paper in outr bathroom. Can't wait to see what you do with that radiator!

jessica said...

GORGEOUS!! i can't wait to see the finished room!!
hope you have a great weekend!

Tracy said...

It's looking really beautiful! Can you share the style/color of the grasscloth?

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Looking great! That lantern is FAB.

Fluff your nest said...

Looks Beautiful Lauren! It's amazing what a little wallpaper will do to a space. Can't wait to see the finish product!! xo

AnneHH said...

So fun to be able to follow along with you. STUNNNNING!!!! Both the grasscloth and the light fixture are great.
xo, Anne

Julia said...

I love how the new walls have almost totally changed the feel of the room. I'm so excited to see what you'll do next!

The enchanted home said...

My goodness!! What a transformation...incredible..love the neutral and open airy space, the possibilities are endless! Cant' wait to see more....

Seagrass Interiors said...

Lauren - it's looking amazing!! Even with just the wallpaper up, it's a huge transformation! And what a fabulous find with that lantern - I don't know that I would have had the willpower to give it up. Can't wait to see more!
Melissa

Linda in AZ * said...

* FAB CHOICE, Lauren!!! It's ALWAYS such a classic look~~~ soooo delightfully delicious!!!

I have ALWAYS been MUCHO IN LOVE w/ grasscloth, ever since my Mom had it done mannny years ago, when I was young! (Still waiting for "MINE"!!!)...

Can't wait to enjoy seeing this as it continues to get better n' better every day!

Warmest,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Forever Lovely said...
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Forever Lovely said...

What a beautiful choice! I love that you went over the architectural detail and onto the ceiling. It makes the room feel so warm and the seagrass is such a great jumping off point for more design details. Love the lantern, it has so much character!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- What a difference the wallcovering makes in the room! A beautiful canvas for what's to come...

Loretta

traci zeller designs said...

What a huge difference already! So exciting!!

Fiona said...

I love the grasscloth! (Do you mind sharing the shade name?) And the lantern is beyond amazing. My jaw dropped looking at the picture! I'm excited to see the results.

Fiona said...

And I love that you did the ceiling in the grasscloth. I would never have thought of that.

Shelly said...

The wallpaper alone makes such a huge difference. Loving it! And that lantern!!! What a beautiful find Lauren! So excited to see the finished room.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

what a big difference already! exciting! congrats

Lauren said...

Thanks so much for all the nice comments! The grasscloth is by Seabrooke and it's pattern # NR106

loooooove it

xoxo

Lauren said...

Thanks so much for all the nice comments! The grasscloth is by Seabrooke and it's pattern # NR106

loooooove it

xoxo

Stacy said...

The seagrass wallpaper looks fantastic!! I absolutley love that light. It is so much fun when you find something that wonderful. Can't wait to see the rest.

Fiona said...

Hey, Lauren, just wanted you know that I ordered a sample of the grasscloth and another Seabrook wallpaper, and I love them both. I think I'm going to do a wall (and possibly multiple walls) in the grasscloth. Thanks, and you should get a commission! :)