Jewels in the home: Graham and Brown Pink Boudoir

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: walk in closet behind the white door

Wallpaper is big now. And the choices are endless. But they are also expensive. At $300 and above per roll for a nice quality roll, spending $2000 or so to wallpaper a room is not going to pass muster around here. Especially when the best paint is only around $200 for a 10ltr can.

Wait.

I should explain a bit more about this post.

As you might know, I’ve just moved into our first home. My vision for our home is the “jewel box experience”.

Jewel box home

Opening a plain box to reveal colours. I want the main living spaces (living room, hallway, foyer) to be all white-white while all the bedrooms/bathrooms in jewel hues: purpley red, red, yellow, green…

Back to wallpapers

How to minimise cost… but use it lavishly?

I have recently added the free Martha Stewart and the until-now never heard of before Designer Visions Online videocasts to my podcast stream. And within the latter videocast I have found my inspiration!

Designer Visions Online

You gotta check out my favourite so far: the O At Home apartment and walkthrough.

Wallpaper smaller rooms, creating a wow factor. Like linen, laundry and hall closets and just toilets

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: linen closet behind the white door

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: linen closet behind the white door

An all white, seemingly boring hallway with boring ol’ white doors. Right?

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: inner face of linen closet door wallpapered

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: inner face of linen closet door wallpapered

However, the door opens to reveal a surprise! A gorgeous linen closet.

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: linen closet

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: inner face of linen closet door wallpapered

If it were mine, I’d be opening the linen closet every time I walk pass just to be surprised each time!

Similarly, behind a white door…

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: walk in closet behind the white door

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: walk in closet behind the white door

… is the most glamorous walk in closet. Wallpapered in a Graham & Brown wallpaper in Midsummer:

Midsummer wallpaper from Graham & Brown

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: walk in closet pink and silver Graham and Brown wallpaper

via Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: walk in closet pink and silver Graham and Brown wallpaper

I wonder if having such a busy space takes extra concentration selecting an outfit for the day. I also wonder what the man’s walk in closet would be like, since there is slim chance of a heterosexual man using that space for his clothes!

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: chandelier in the walk in closet

Designer Visions Online Oprah apartment walkthrough: full sized crystral chandelier in the walk in closet

Yet the choice of having a full sized chandelier means this is “special”. This is a proper boudoir for the pampered lady. And a space to de-child, to just have a few minutes of the day to one-self before tackling the demands of family and work.

I can so totally do this. (After some serious saving.)

Via O At Home apartment
24 August 2008

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What are you inspired by? I am inspired by beautiful and bright interiors, fabric, furniture, pinks, yellows, greens, chairs, china, trees, chocolate, peonies, hydrangeas, cherry blossoms, roses and rhubarb with cream.

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