Confession: If there’s one place in my house that I am dying to place up some wallpaper, it is our eating room. And never simply any wallpaper, however the actual wallpaper utilized by designer Claire Staszak of Centered by Design in her personal latest eating room makeover!
I nearly fell over after I noticed Claire’s sneak peek of this transformation on instagram, so I am actually honored to share the reveal of her up to date eating room – and her office-turned-playroom – with you all at the moment!
Inform us a bit about your and your design method: I personal and function Centered by Design, an inside structure and design agency right here in Chicago. We’re a busy staff of 4 engaged on high-end residential renovations and retail areas. Our motto is, “Discover Your Private Sanctuary.” I labored in advertising and marketing and taught yoga for 10 years earlier than transitioning to design. I attempt to deliver CALM and sweetness into properties and the constructing and renovation course of.
What is the historical past of your own home, and what made you wish to give these rooms some updates? We stay in a Forties Tudor Bungalow on Chicago’s northside. My husband Luke, daughter Willa (2) and I’ve lived right here since 2016, and have renovated over time. (This is a primary home tour!)
With Covid we’ve got been inside loads and I actually felt impressed to refresh our personal area and produce some joyful coloration and sample into our lives. I actually needed to spotlight our stained glass home windows within the entrance of the home and proceed that feeling within the eating room. Initially, I had a grey/blush palette in these areas and it simply didn’t make me HAPPY! I felt that choosing up extra of the inexperienced from the entrance home windows and bushes in view and bringing that into the eating room would really feel extra alive. The one issues we modified within the eating room have been: wallpaper, new chairs, and new drapes – every thing else stayed the identical.
I could not agree extra that Claire’s wallpaper selection not solely introduced in not solely life and coloration, however linked the lounge to the eating room in a manner that basically attracts your eye by means of the area!
The wallpaper she selected is Raphael by Sandberg, out there by means of Scalamandre. It is one among my all time favourite patterns for its lush foliage, but in addition the delicate inexperienced tone. I like that there’s nonetheless loads of white area within the sample too. Once I requested Claire on what her place to begin for the room replace was, she mentioned, “I primarily based the brand new designs solely across the wallpaper pattern. Wallpaper is a wonderful place to begin as a result of it has so many colours to drag from.”
It truly is loopy how simply the change of eating chairs, a couple of equipment and wallpaper utterly refreshed this area.
By the kitchen on the different finish of the house, Claire’s daughter, Willa, received just a little area of her personal, too!
Inform us about this room replace! Initially, this room was my house workplace and I by no means gave it an actual id as her playroom. It was high-quality and functioned okay, however with the replace I feel we each adore it extra! Her favourite coloration is crimson and we spend numerous time there. I simply needed a contented, brilliant area for her to play and for me to get pleasure from being in.
Claire used the ‘Carly’ pattern by Schumacher to deliver whimsy to this area. Do not you like the cheerful colours!? There have been additionally fairly a couple of new additions right here, together with the yellow rug from Revival Rugs, and the chandelier from Sullivan & Phenix.
Every other design suggestions for us in relation to wallpaper? Do not be afraid of patterns! However do your analysis and actually spend a while and making an attempt to determine what patterns you like, reply to and need to spend so much of time with. Wallpaper usually prices between $100 – $200/roll and also you often want 6 – 10 rolls for a full common dimension room. Set up prices vary however might be anyplace from $600 – $1200 relying on circumstances of the room. I feel the funding is properly value it and actually will rework your own home!
In case you have extra questions on Claire’s house, please discover her blog, in addition to her tremendous useful PDF downloads with tons of knowledge on frequent design questions, together with paint colours, renovation suggestions, wallpaper sources, and extra! And naturally, yow will discover her on instagram too. Thanks Claire for sharing these inspiring areas with us!!