Tuesday, September 9, 2014

~hallway makeover~

Remember back when we got our little baking niche in the kitchen wallpapered?
Well, that same day I also had Janet install the same wallpaper in our hallway niche.

Way back when, this area started as a coat closet.
It was always jam packed with off season coats and clothes and it drove me crazy.
I thought taking off the doors would not only make the space more inviting, but also visually open up the narrow hallway.

I added the white bead board years ago.
Then I added the bench with cubbies for hats, mittens, etc. in the winter, sunscreen, goggles, and towels in the summer.

After it was all wallpapered I went on the hunt for the perfect mirror and bench cushion.

I found the mirror at TJ Maxx.
I knew I wanted something round and I liked the shape of this one, and the color was perfect.

I went with Tonic Living for the bench cushion fabric and the cushion cover itself.
I had heard of other bloggers raving about their customer service and product.
They exceeded my expectations.
When the cushion cover arrived it was not only beautiful but it fit my existing cushions like a glove.
Not only that, but they were more than happy to answer my 5,000 emails before ordering.
Ok, maybe not 5,000, but there was a lot!

This is the fabric I ended up using. 
It's called Bristol Charcoal and you can find it here.
They sent me several samples and this one was the closest match to the color in the wallpaper.

Here are some of the other sources from this spot:

Grain sack pillow from Dreamy Whites.
Betwixt pillow covers {who are generously offering you free shipping from their site 
using coupon code: FREESHIPPING
from Spark Modern.
Grey pillow with lettering from Restoration Hardware {no longer available}
Baskets under bench from Ikea.
Bench from Target. {similar}
Wallpaper is Schumacher Chenonceau in charcoal.

Tonic Living is also offering all My Sweet Savannah readers 10% off their purchases, which is good on anything in their store including custom orders, and already reduced items, no minimum purchase. 
The coupon code is


and is valid for 2 weeks, running Spet. 9-23.
Thank you to Tonic Living and to Spark Modern for these great discounts!



Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

My heart started beating so fast when I saw the first photo! Your hallway looks amazing!! I love every.single.thing!!

Courtney // 12th and White said...

This is so gorgeous Melaine! The mix is perfection! I can't even get over it!

Cassie Bustamante said...

oh it looks amazing! love the paper you chose!

cynthia at herlovelynest said...

your hallway is so very beautiful Melaine! I just want to grab my coffee and curl up there all day. that wallpaper is perfection, it all looks wonderful.

Burlap Luxe said...

We'll designed, it's all so beautiful

Don't you just love target for those unexpected pieces.
I have a wood baluster lamp, and a Smith an Hawkins wood caddy that I sanded the waxed finish off and wow it looks vintage old now! The same similar tray was at William Sonoma for $89.00 I got mine at Target on sale for $29.00

Your look is put together with grace and beauty.


nottooshabbymama said...

LOVE this Melaine!! And that wall paper!! So jealous you have so many cozy spaces in your home to use it!!


OK...could not love this more....everything is darn near perfect....no...not near but just perfect. Love the wallpaper...the mirror, the pillows....every little bit of it!

Melaine Thompson said...

Sherry, u r my idol, so I'm sorta dying that u just said that! 😀😀😀😀

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Looks wonderful you creative soul!!! Always enjoy reading up on your decorating adventures,

AndeM1 said...

I absolutely LOVE this. do you mind sharing your source for the wall paper???

Melaine Thompson said...

My wallpaper installer ordered it, but you can contact her, her name is Janet and I've linked her on this post :)

Patricia said...

I'm impressed! Such a great idea and most wonderful decorating. And you didn't break the bank on accessories! Love the wallpaper too. Would you post a picture of the room from a distance to get the whole effect? Great job!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love your wallpaper...everything looks fantastic...good job!

[email protected] said...

I LOVE everything you did with this hallway -- the wallpaper, the photos on canvas, the colors, the hooks, all of it!!!!

Melaine Thompson said...

Carol, thank u, that is so sweet!

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James Franklin said...

These wallpapers is really beautiful. Every single photo of the wallpaper is lovely. Can you tell me the name of the brand of these wallpapers? Holden decor wallpaper

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