Monday Morning Love - Wild for Etosha

October 14, 2013

Good morning everybody! I hope all my fellow Canadians are enjoying the Thanksgiving long weekend. Happy Turkey day!

Do you guys know Meredith Heron? She’s an amazing designer here in Toronto (she also recently spoke at BlogPodium) and she’s one designer whom I’d love to shadow for a few days – the pictures she posts on Instagram of the fabrics and finishes she’s mulling over? Amazing.

Anyways, about a month ago Meredith tweeted about a giveaway she was going to have later that week on her blog and naturally I responded:
(BTW - this video explains things in case you're confused by the leopard bra and trapeze swinging reference)
It turns out the giveaway was for 2 double rolls of Thibaut’s Etosha wallpaper, and as amazing as that is, what’s crazier is I won!! Woot! The lovely people at Thibaut have sent me a sample of each of the five colours the paper is available in so now I need to pick one. I’ve decided that I’m going to use it in my bedroom, and I think I’m just going to do the one wall behind my bed, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten in the decision making process.

Etosha is quite a bold pattern which is a bit of a departure for me, but after poking around the internet and finding some lovely spaces in which the paper has been used I’m excited to see it in my place.
Source: Lucy and Company Blog
Source: Knight Moves Blog
Nursery by Sarah Richardson Design for Sarah 101 - Season 2. It's also the nursery of Janice's son at Life Begins at Thirty, Right?
Kitchen by New England Design works via Subzero-Wolfe
(Meredith Heron has also used it a couple of times - this post from her blog shows a recent project).

Here’s what I’m working with (apologies for the unmade bed - it was laundry day yesterday) :
The available colours are black, green, beige, grey and pearl. You can’t tell from the picture but the pearl has a bit of silver metallic shine to it. I don’t think the black or the green are a good fit, but I’m still undecided on which of the other three is my favourite. My eventual plan is to get a new headboard in a rich green, but for now the one I’ve got will stay. What do you think – which colour is your favourite? Which should I choose? Would you ever use the black one?

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  1. Can't decide between the gray and tan but I think I'm leaning towards gray. Let us know what you choose!

  2. That's amazing - lucky you! I would go for the grey or pearl - I think they have an interesting contrast that the tan doesn't have, but are still fairly subtle (unlike the black and green, which you've already ruled out). I'm excited to see the end result!! P.S. love your headboard - I made a similar one last fall!

  3. Oh my gosh, you won that?? I didn't even enter thinking I would never win (self-defeatist much?) I love the tan and the grey as well, but am leaning towards grey - my favourite colour! Can't wait to see what you do with it Michelle. :)

  4. Is it the grey? The bottom row, 3rd one to the right. Love that! Congrats on the win!

  5. lucky you!! I like grey or pearl...

  6. Wow! I adore the subtlety of that full out ADORE...

    I vote for the grey (third from the left on the bottom) It'll make a gorgeous background for your bed.

    Congrats on the win!

  7. Grey and pearl are my votes

  8. You won! You won! Winning something is so exciting - love that! I would totally choose the grey. I'm sure either will look amazing.

  9. I'm loving the grey! and what an amazing giveaway to have won! can't wait to see what you choose!

  10. definitely go for the gray, as tan is really beige and boring.


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