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I have found myself head over heels in love with the Blazing Poppies Wallpaper from Anthropologie. I have also found myself in possession of a roll or two at 80% off retail price. Huzzah!

At that price, it is almost as if the Design Gods are saying that I need a little color in my life. Where to put this glorious pattern? A bit too bold for the bedroom, would be a sin to hide from the world as drawer liner, wouldn’t go in the living room or dining room – perhaps the office? A colorful pattern like this could certainly inspire some much needed creativity and energy to an otherwise bland and dark closet (thanks to an electrical outlet and phone jack, I am converting an entry-hall closet into a much-needed office space) though the decorating process has been filled with much indecision and error – until now, maybe?

The best part? I am told this paper has a special backing making it easy to hang AND eventually remove. Perfect for a renter like me!

One last thing: I would like to thank those who have tweeted, e-mailed, and otherwise contacted me about this adventure in blogging with their advice support and kind words. I have been neglecting WM for a few weeks but I promise to be back up and running with daily posts (and even a new blog design) very soon.

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Existing Living Room

I have a pretty good starting point for my living room. With around 4 years of CraigsList luck, and some great sale finds, I am just a few finishing touches away from completing the room.

The source list (with links when available) and the mood board are below:

Rug: Crate and Barrel floor sample from 2009

Sofa: Soho from ZGallerie

Credenza: Vintage

Screen: Vintage

Chairs: Astrid Chair from Anthropologie (floor sample on clearance from 2006 collection currently available in different upholstery) and Eames Lounge Chair (via CraigsList)

End Tables: Vintage

Coffee Table: Urban Outfitters (circa 2005 – no longer available)

Drapes: Linen Cotton Grommet Window Panel in Espresso – West Elm

Lamps: Coral Lamp circa 2006 from Anthropologie (similar here)

Pouf: Home Goods (similar here)

Pillows: Crate and Barrel, Target and Etsy (no longer available)

Art: Burst Wall Pods – Chiasso

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