Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Shabby Chic, C'est Magnifique ♥

 Graham & Brown is a fabulous interiors company that specialise in the most beautiful wallpaper designs, that have since 1946, adorned  the walls of many houses all across Britain. I was recently chosen to be one of Graham & Browns fifty ambassadors worldwide and as this is my first ever ambassador role I was both delighted and eager to get started on my home decor projects using their beautiful and amazing quality materials. 

One of Graham & Browns iconic prints, and most probably my favourite from their range is Northern Rose wallpaper. This is an absolutely stunning wallpaper design with a background of vibrant, mid-toned blue teamed with bright pink roses and silver embellishments - it really is something quite special and how excited am I to have it gracing my bedroom?!

The Northern Rose wallpaper perfectly compliments the shabby chic style I favour throughout my home, especially in my bedroom and it is the perfect backdrop for my little reading and dressing corner, which I've only recently put together to house my upcycled pink chair, as featured in my other blog Fawns & Fables.

I ideally wanted shelves on the wall but my trip to Ikea will have to wait for another few weeks due to my boy being sick and my aunt who I am going with holidaying in the Czech Republic, but that trip to Dublin will be worth it and very much anticipated - who gets excited about a trip to Ikea and shelving? Me that's who!

For not the corner boats my beautiful Chloris Boris handmade rose print bag bag, which is quite similar to the wallpaper actually! I also have my vintage look suitcases from Sass & Belle, which are also adorned with rose print, my bargain €2 white ceramic bird candle from Penneys, a vintage style Parisian themed canvas, also from Penneys and a beautiful little rose print cushion which I got for the bargain price of just £2 at a carboot sale last summer.

As you can see, it doesn't take much to make a space more exciting and beautiful. Before this little corner was a neglected area of my bedroom, it's now a much loved space and probably the prettiest in the house if I'm honest. I just love the splash of blue, it's far more exciting that mundane magnolia and all the mismatched floral prints perfect my shabby chic style. 

Shabby chic, c'est magnifique, don't you agree?
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23 comments

  1. It's beautiful, the wallpaper is stunning. I really want to use wallpaper on an accent wall when I redecorate, it seems to have fallen out of favour but there are so many lovely designs to choose from now.

    Emma xx
    www.style-splash.com

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  2. Magnificent indeed. Looks amazing.

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  3. This looks great! It really transforms the space. It's amazing what a touch of wallpaper can do.

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  4. I am COMPLETELY in love with that wallpaper. What a charming and totally adorable little space you created. I love it!

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  5. That is stunning. I would love to use that wallpaper on my girls room. Pretty sure they would too. So pretty! - jeanine

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  6. Fi, I love that style too... And that wallpaper!! Absolutely gorgeous. What a pretty and useful space you have created in your bedroom. Love it :-)

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  7. What a beautiful little nook area! The wall paper is magnificent! I love the roses!

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  8. What great style of wallpaper. I would love it for an office or entryway--just one wall so it makes such a great statement.

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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  9. Wow you did an awesome job coordinating the colors and pattern. i am not creative like that, but nice visual.

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  10. Gorgeous decor! good job :) x
    www.ibelieveinromeo.blogspot.ie

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  11. oh, my! It looks fabulous. I love everything. So shabby chic indeed!
    www.gregdemcydias.com

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  12. Funny side note kinda related to your blog post. I LOVE little floral designs like this whether it be on wallpaper, chairs, or clothing. So I came back to the house once wearing a pair of tiny print floral pants. I KNOW already my husband was going to hate them, so I asked his opinion lolol...he told me it looked like I was wearing wallpaper on my legs. It was kinda funny.

    Though now I kinda wish that my pants looked like YOUR wallpaper....such a pretty shade of blue.

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  13. I love that wallpaper! It looks so feminine and timeless. It looks great with the pink and all of the details you have put into the space. This is just fantastic! I would love to have a room like this!

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  14. This is so cute. I love this wallpaper and it added a great touch to the room. I am sure my daughter would love to have it

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  15. What you have done with your reading corner is magnificent. I love how everything matches and feels like it just belongs there rather than being forced together. Of course, the wallpaper is the star. The mix of baby blue, bright pink, and a breath of green is just beautiful.

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  16. Your reading/dressing corner is awesome! I love your whole sense of style and how you were able to expertly mix items to continue the floral theme throughout. Also, don't be embarrassed about wanting to go to Ikea. I would LOVE to visit and check out some drawers right now.

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  17. Wallpapers can always make any room brighter and prettier; I like 'em more than the usual paints. That's a lovely wallpaper you picked and I love how you added the chair and the luggage as accents to the corner.

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  18. Wow, that looks gorgeous. I really love the shabby chic look as well and you pulled it off perfectly. The wallpaper is vibrant and beautiful and I adore the colors. Your pink chair and the luggage fit so well with everything else you have done.

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  19. That is a fabulous print. The colors are so vibrant and welcoming. I wish I had a small reading corner like that in my home so I could doll it up into a feminine relaxation haven. How cute!
    And your chair is darling.

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  20. omg it's so lovely <3

    cath-line.blogspot.com

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  21. This is just gorgeous!!! I used to have a friend in elementary school whose mother had a similar expert eye for the heart-warming, cosy, chic, homey look that you've created, and I *loved* visiting their home and just delighting in all of the visual delights. I know I'd similarly love yours! :) The vibrant wallpaper is so beautifully detailed, and your box accessories, print, etc. go so well with it. Congrats on a lovely job, and congrats on being selected as a Graham & Brown ambassador!!!

    xo,
    lauriel of EyeForElegance.com

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  22. That is some of the cutest wallpaper I have ever seen! Shabby chic IS so chic right now and this is just perfect. The blue color is striking yet comforting! Keep posting more of these wallpaper designs.

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Fiona
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