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Over the past two weeks I have been enjoying the free time to trying to begin pulling together my mood boards for the decor aesthetic I want to build and bring to life over the next year or so as I embark on a project I have been patiently waiting to have the opportunity to begin for years.
Stumbling upon Hám Interiors‘ work in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, I quickly took notice of the Arts & Craft wallpaper in nearly every room of this entirely renovated townhouse. As I find myself perusing through wallpaper samples voraciously trying to determine which wallpapers to welcome into my own home, I was reminded while touring the Henley Townhouse, that when done well, there is no such thing as too much.
Specifically using bespoke, historically reproduced wallpaper from Hamilton Weston, I began taking notice of how they welcomed such an abundance of wallpaper that with each roll further created a welcoming and cozy sanctuary.
Key Takeaways for Using Wallpaper and Miscellaneous Observations:
- Determine the palette and undertones of the room, coordinating all textures from window coverings to wood if painted or not and floor coverings.
- Let the print in the wallpaper (in this case Arts & Crafts wallpaper designs) be the attention grabber, but do not shy away from unique furniture or accessories or even other solid statement colors.
- A strong baseboard and wood trim around doors and windows frames the wallpaper. Choose a color that works with the colors of the wallpaper.
- Do not shy away from wallpaper all bare walls as it creates – as one TSLL reader described recently – “a personal, friendly hug” (thank you Sheryl M.!).
- Include simple, yet unique vases and place a single varietal imperfectly, rustically so, in the vase (as seen in the images – tulips, chamomile, ranunculus, etc.)
I have selected my favorite rooms from the house tour, but be sure to view the entire home and learn more about Hám Interiors’ approach to the renovation here.