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One Room Challenge: Week Two

Updated: May 27, 2021

It's Week 2 of the Spring One Room Challenge, and we have been focusing on wallpaper. Wallpaper can be so intimidating to commit to because it is definitely more of a statement item in a space. It also feels permanent which makes clients often shy away from bold patterns, but I always think that if you're making selections based on how you think you might feel in the future or based on resale value, you'll never be fully happy in the moment. Having the option of removable wallpaper is also obviously a pro in this thought process.

I had the privilege to partner with Spoonflower, one of the most comprehensive wall covering and textile sources on the internet. Similar to Etsy, Spoonflower is a marketplace for designers and artists to showcase their unique designs, and then you can order them in the form of wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths, bedding, and more. There are thousands of designs to choose from which makes it pretty challenging, but in a good way. One of the artists there that have caught my attention a long time ago is Danika Herrick, and I immediately fell in love with her Citrus Grove series. It is available in so many beautiful color ways (and also available to customize) - but I felt the pink and orange option was the right fit, and knew that Sheva would agree.

Some of the beautiful Citrus Grove color ways, along with our selection on the far right.

Since the space is pretty small, about 10 x 12, I did consider for a hot minute that the intense wallpaper might overpower it, but I am SO HAPPY with how it turned out. In fact, it makes the space feel visually expands the space by giving it more dimension, almost like you're in the middle of a magical forest.

Pro tip: treat small spaces like jewel boxes, an unexpected wow moment that brings a burst of joy.

Kovi and I are not DIY people and our plan was not to install it ourselves. However, our go-to guy wasn't in town and no one was available for our timeline, so we tackled it ourselves. I did the creative direction and Kovi executed it, and overall it went pretty well. The hardest part was lining it up properly, but once we got into the rhythm we got the hang of it. For the most part ha. There are a few imperfections but it's something only we notice I think, once all the furniture is in place it'll be hard to detect.

The design team at work.

Wallpaper is definitely experiencing a Renaissance, and I'm here for for it. It's a great way to add impact to a space without a huge commitment, especially if it's peel and stick. Check out some more beautiful wallpapered children spaces below!




That's all for today, check back next week for our progress! And of course follow along on Instagram @estiekessler for all my updates. Also, check out the other designers HERE or click the ORC Logo below, there is a lot to catch up on. See you next week!


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