Wallpaper in the Entry

I love how high the ceilings are in our entry, but it makes it a little bit tricky to decorate in there! The big walls just swallow up even two or three pieces of art stacked on each other.

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I’m so excited to share more, but at the twelfth hour before the big shoot next week, we have decided to wallpaper the entry! I am beyond excited. 

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The wallpaper arrived within an hour of the wallpaper hanger today – just in time! We saved a little bit of money by prepping the walls ourselves, but I wish I could have DIYed the whole thing. I’ve hung wallpaper a bunch of times before and it’s usually a doable project, but this was definitely a job for the pros. A big part of it is we are completely out of time and this was a last minute decision, but the bottom line is I get dizzy just thinking about carefully hanging those long sheets on a 18′ ladder! It is worth every pretty penny to get to admire from afar on this one! ;)

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I can’t wait to share the afters, but in the meantime, I’ll show you my inspiration photos. I LOVE how wallpaper can stand alone in a room, and how it looks so magical layered with art and other colors and patterns!

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BHG
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Meredith Heron for Style at Home

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Anna Spiro (her gorgeous wallpaper line is HERE)

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Markam Roberts
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Timothy Whealon
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Back to work! On my to do list for tonight: tuft a little headboard and dye six curtain panels. Sheesh – what have I gotten myself into??
  1. Britts

    I know this is going to look so stunning!

  2. Oh another one of your projects, I just can't wait to see the after photos of. You are very inspirational!

  3. OH I can't wait to see! Your inspiration photos are great. I can see why you chose to do wallpaper. It definitely makes a statement!

  4. Em

    There are so many sneak peeks in that 2nd photo! It kills me that you're basically too busy doing awesome projects to even write about all of them. We never do get quite caught up, do we? I'm thankful for whatever your super-human self can pull off. Your posts consistently imbue an authentic constructive energy that blesses my life regularly. Keep on blowing everyone's minds, you awesome lady, you.

  5. Everything is so darling. *u*
    You make me want to try wallpaper.

  6. Kyla

    Wow – you are really pulling out all the stops for this shoot! I am beyond excited. My heart truly started beating faster when I saw all those rolls of Farrow + Ball paper

  7. Bec

    You amaze me, woman. My to do list includes stuff like "shower." And even then, it often goes unaccomplished! I cannot wait to see more of all of these amazing accomplishments!

  8. Emily

    Your energy levels never cease to amaze me! I hope you're planning to take some time out this summer to just spend some time with your family, you definitely deserve it.

  9. I SEE BLACK LOVE HEART WALLPAPER OR STENCILLING! Very exciteddddddd! xx Good luck with the final projects. You are incredible.

  10. Always love a great wall paper post- can't wait to see the end results. Thank you for posting the source.

  11. This is going to be fabulous I just know!!!

  12. smash

    I absolutely LOVE wallpaper in an entry. I have been debating what to do with ours, and I love Osborne & Little's prints. Cannot wait to see how yours turns out! xx

  13. Ooh! I used that Farrow & Ball wallpaper in my master bathroom. It is absolutely STUNNING!

  14. Can't wait to see the reveal! Love the snippet of the wallpaper you showed. Such a smart way to handle the tall wall!

  15. this is going to be soooo amazing – can't wait to see it finished!

  16. Jenny Komenda, you are just the very, very best. Obsessed with the sneak peak in photo #2 and GOOD LUCK with all of your projects! Also, FYI, I've been loving your posts recently. It feels so much like the beginning of LGN again. Love it.

  17. Becca

    I am SO excited to see your finished house. Maybe too excited? You are keeping this apartment dweller very happy ;-)

  18. brett

    I have the same paper in my stairwell, and the black/tan colorway in my powder. LOVE!

  19. Love Farrow & Ball wallpaper! I can't wait to see it all up. It's going to be so dramatic!

  20. Dee

    As usual love your choice jenny ! A tutorial on how to prep textured walls will be great !

  21. Paddy

    Oh, love how you have used Anna's wallpaper as inspiration. I think I gathered a highly commended when Anna ran a competition to name her wallpaper. I called this one the bees' knees.

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  22. This is going to be just grand!

    Incidentally, do you happen to have a DYI post on hanging wallpaper?

  23. EEEK!! Lotus!!!! Cannot WAIT to see the impact this makes….xo

  24. I can't wait to see it! You're posts always inspire me to go with my gut feeling instead of sticking to the safe option.

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  26. I am dying to see your kitchen and entry way! I've been checking your blog everyday to see the photo shoot:) Can't wait Jenny!

  27. Can you hurry up and post some more pic's?? I just can't wait any longer!

  28. What transformations!!! Whoa!!

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