I love wallpaper so much. I have dreams of putting wallpaper in every room of my home, yet I still have none, mainly due to my 15-foot ceilings. So anytime I see a house with wallpaper, I get really happy and live vicariously through each of those rooms. This entryway before & after from the home of Danielle Parisi is one of those that I’m sure I’ll revisit. The palm leaves in blush are such an inviting welcome home.
Feeling worn down from her job as a graphic designer, Danielle had just had her first daughter when she felt like it was the perfect time to jump into creating her own dream business. She began The Room Alive, a home decor shop based in the UK. “I was pregnant with my second daughter when I designed and launched my first wallpaper collection for the shop,” Danielle says. Spending a lot of time outside with her daughters inspired the wallpaper designs, from bunnies to palm leaves to beach huts.
For this hallway makeover, Danielle chose the blush Palm Leaf Garden print from her own line. “When we moved in, most of the rooms had dark colored walls or a combination of brown and beige,” Danielle shares. While many people tend to have clutter in the entry spaces of their homes, Danielle took the minimalist approach, with hidden storage in baskets and under the stairs. There are no places for a lot of stuff to collect. She also wanted to give the dark room a light and airy feeling by adding in the fun, bright wallpaper. Switching out the light fixture and window treatment added to the easy yet effective makeover.
I love that this is an achievable, weekend makeover. While we don’t all have the resources for a large remodel, it’s great to see a seemingly easy fix to a common home problem. Enjoy! —Erin