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ARE YOU READY TO WALLPAPER...ON YOUR OWN?

I wanted to write a blog post to help you determine if you should attempt to hang wallpaper by yourself, or if you should hire a professional. I’ve developed a series of questions that should help you come to a conclusion. To illustrate this post, I've used some of my favorite One Room Challenge participants who were brave enough to use wallpaper! The Makerista Have you ever, or would you ever attempt to paint a room by yourself? If you answered YES: While painting and papering are two different skill sets, the fact that you've attempted to paint a room by yourself or would give it a try is a good introduction to wallpapering. If you answered NO: If you’re not confident enough to paint a r

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK 7: THE REVEAL

Finally, it's time to reveal my One Room Challenge! For those of you who haven’t been following my journey, I’m Natasha Habermann, interior designer, stylist, and blogger. For my One Room Challenge, I decided to transform our library. You can see my progress here: week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6. The “library” is technically the dining room, but as we have a large, eat-in kitchen, we decided to forgo a formal dining room to make the best use of our 1,700 sq/ft home. So, without further ado, here is the finished space! The design for this project began with the bookcase. We have tons of books and not a lot of storage. One might say I have a penchant for blue bookcases. In ou

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK 6, WE'VE GOT FURNITURE!

The library started taking shape this week thanks to the addition of our green leather chesterfield from Roger & Chris, and our red velvet lounge chair from West Elm. This week has been all about the finishing touches. As you may have seen on Instagram, I painted the window molding that my dad made. We'll install them tomorrow, as well as hang the curtains, all of the art, fill the bookcases, and start styling the room for the shoot. Styling can take a while, and I like to take my time doing it. While styling, I keep my camera handy to see how everything looks through the lense. For those of you who are starting out blogging, or who just want to take great pictures, the best advice I can

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK 5 - MAJOR STRIDES

I'm happy to report that the most intimidating part of my ORC is complete: the wallpaper is hung! And, as it turns out, it wasn't as complicated as I'd imagined. Okay, it wasn't easy, but it wasn't impossible either. The fact of the matter is, my wallpapering job is not perfect, there are mistakes! But, overall, I think it looks pretty darn good. If you follow the rules, have a good understanding of how wallpaper works, you've watched a few hours of YouTube videos, and you have a partner to help you, it can be done. I'm going to expound on this in a post soon, which will help you determine if you should take on wallpapering by yourself, or if you should hire a professional I will not teach