We are so excited today to bring you our first DIY Decorator Room Tour – A Tropical Hallway. We love seeing the way people decorate their own homes, and when we saw Simone from Fabric Traders gorgeous tropical hallway, we knew we just had to share it with you.
Isn’t it stunning? Simone was kind enough to invite me into her Brisbane bayside home and share her sources and tips for creating this gorgeous entry way.
Simone sourced the hand printed wallpaper from Studio Print works in the USA. Simone’s tip – My tip for wallpapering is “get someone else to do it” god it was so hard!!! I guess my biggest tip is dont be afraid to really wet the paper with the glue mix – and have a massive space so you can lay the pieces onto and apply the glue – also I used a big soft brushed paintbrush to apply the glue in a criss cross motion. Lastly have a BIG bucket of clean water and a sponge to wipe any excess glue off. You will see that the wallpaper only covers part of the wall. Simone laid the wallpaper first, then cut some timber moulding to frame the wallpaper.
Simone and her family love the beach, and the console table displays coastal elements collected from their travels. I love the neritidae shells collected from Brooms Head and framed by Simone. With a monochromatic scheme like this, you really need the pop of green that the palm fronds and scented candle provide. Natural elements such as shells, sea urchin, stones and the rope on the lamp add interest and texture.
Simone has shared some of her sources with us – Console – Far Pavillions | Mirror – Far Pavillions | Wallpaper – Studio Printworks | Lamp – Eureka Street Furniture.
Simone runs Fabric Traders, Australia’s leading online supplier of fabrics.
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