Off the Wall

I have been following F. Schumacher & Co. for many years now hoping one day I can embed their fabrics and wallcoverings into my new home. Their vividly exquisite designs have had me hooked on their website for hours at a time. They are one of those companies who have managed to sustain versatility and quality in their designs through innovation and inspiration in this rapidly evolving world of interior design.

Today we will take a peek into their blog and Instagram page to marvel at how beautifully and eloquently they’ve managed to make wallpaper look irresistible. For a long time I was turned off by wallpaper, it reminded me of the 90s (a decade I’m not a huge fan of…I’m a child of the 80s if you know what I mean!) yet now I am actually looking forward to incorporating them into my new home.

Some of the fabric and wall designs posted here are products of Schumacher while a few may be regrams of designers they like or works of designers they have featured on their blog. Be sure to click on the links for more information as well as tune into their Pinterest page for more design eye-candy.


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A new home brings new dreams

Shopping for a new house is no easy task! The housing market in Houston is on steroids. Every house which manages to seize my interest lingers in the market for no more than 12 hours and unfortunately, this rapid pace of the housing market in Houston ain’t slowing down anytime soon. Who are these people snatching up homes in less than 12 hours? How can you make one of the biggest decisions in your life in less than 12 hours? I can’t even decide what dress to wear in 12 hours!!!

Anyhow, I remain persistent and hopeful of my dream home. To me, more exciting than the process of house hunting is the process of imagining what my new home would look like. I absolutely dig old country-style homes – they possess so much character. I imagine my new home to be move-in ready to an extent I can add my own flavor to it, which brings me to my inspiration board.

My inspiration board is the hoarding ground of all things responsible for giving me goose bumps lately in the design and decor universe. For instance, I’m in love with:

  • everything blue and white
  • decorative plates
  • dark walls
  • antique furniture
  • wallpaper
  • doors
  • all things vintage
  • Mediterranean-themed tiles
  • wall decor
  •  eye-popping fabric

Starting now, I want to take you on a journey through my inspiration board. Today, we will be inspired by everything blue and white, courtesy of OneKingsLane Instagram page. There’s something refreshing, calm and peaceful about blue and white. It perks up my mood and motivates me to think positively. And how weird – these were also my elementary, middle and high school colors! I can’t wait to emulate some of these looks into my new home! Now you know where I’ve been hiding for the past week. Hello, my name is Henna and I’m an Instagram addict!

Don’t forget to hop on over to OneKingsLane Instagram page for more inspiration. It’s awesome – you will drown, I promise!