Mix This Wallpaper + That Fixture

February 10th, 2015

My entire life I’ve loved decorating, from dollhouses as a child to the bedroom of my youth (redecorating it over and over again). Since then I’ve never tired of mixing patterns, furnishings, and accents in different styles, it’s just as fun as an adult!

Today’s focus is on a medley of wallpapers and light fixtures, here are some chic pairings in different spaces from whimsical and classic, to bold and dramatic. I’ve matched them up by room but of course any wallpaper or fixture can go anywhere you fancy. Enjoy!

home office wallpaper and fixtures

Add a hint of gold in a fresh geometric pattern with the thermoscad wallpaper, partner it with this amazing urchin chandelier (I want one so bad!). Black and white never goes out of style, mix the feather fan wallpaper with the possini pendant. The gilded mosaic wallpaper and modern globe chandelier are another elegant pairing.

bathroom wallpaper with fixtures

Keep it neutral and sophisticated with the ripple wallpaper and brass flushmount; glam it up with marble wallpaper paired with the contempo crystal chandelier; or introduce a cool tropical vibe with the palm leaves wallpaper and bamboo sconces.

kitchen wallpapers with fixtures

Give your kitchen a vintage feel with lemons wallpaper and a patina copper pendant; inject Spanish revival vibe with the eldridge pendant and diamante wallpaper; or go bold with the black and white paseo wallpaper and sophisticated dome pendant.

kids room wallpaper with fixtures

Add a whimsical collection of animal friends with the jungle wallpaper, include the rainbow pendant as a colorful accent. In a girl’s room pair the posh pagoda chandelier and elegant cherry blossoms wallpaper; bring a classic nautical vibe to a boy’s room with the sea creatures wallpaper and rope chandelier.

More ‘mix this with that’ posts coming soon, (chairs and pillows, beds and bedding, etc.), or send along any suggestions !


Kitchen Range Hood Options

February 9th, 2015

It’s decision time with the kitchen remodel, right now my mind is focused on the hood above the slide in range. Currently, the duct for ventilation sits where it did in the old kitchen when a micro hood cabinet lived there before. I’m not installing a microwave over the range in this kitchen, just a range hood (there is room for a microwave in the pantry area).

vent in kitchen


My original plan was to install a chimney range hood and tile similar to this.

blue glass tile backsplash stainless chimney hood


A sleek stainless steel chimney hood with tile that goes up to the ceiling is a contemporary look that makes the range a focal point. 

stainless chimney hood

studio m interiors

stainless chimney range hood white kitchen

barbra bright design 

stainless steel kitchen range hood

awad + koontz

I learned when we tried to remove the ceiling soffit was there is a water pipe sitting just about where the new vent would go for a chimney hood and a structural beam in the way. We could pay to move the pipe and route it through the beam to get the duct where it needs to go but that will cost a lot of money and take more time. It can be done but it will be a headache so I’m looking at other options.

vent above range

Plan B would be an under cabinet range hood. The styles vary and the options on the table include an exposed hood or a hidden one with a liner and power pack combo inside a custom wood shape that we would build. One style I’m contemplating is something like this with the hood extending out at an angle beyond the side cabinets.

under cabinet hood white kitchen

barbra bright design

white kitchen hidden under cabinet hood

degraw & dehaan architects


A square box is another design option, we have one similar to this in the kitchen at our California residence

white kitchen under cabinet range hood

better homes & gardens


The design I’m most drawn to is the flared or angled range hood box like these below which may work with a ducting reducer and it’s a manageable DIY project.

flared range hood

terra cotta properties

flared hood

style me pretty

 flared kitchen range hood bhg


A final idea is to have an exposed under cabinet range hood in the angled design or attached to a cabinet we could order, here are a few examples of those.

white kitchen exposed range hood

home adore

black cabinet doors black and white kitchen

jennifer worts design

 exposed under cabinet range hood

better homes & gardens

They all look so nice, I welcome your opinion, which style do you like best?