New Product Ideas

I'm sure by now that most of you how read the new issue of House of Fifty.  Well, to put it mildly, it did not disappoint!   This online magazine which is totally free is always filled to the brim with goodness.  Did I mention it's free? Yes, people, free for the taking, just click over  and enjoy all the eye candy you can stand.  It amazes me how much free design inspiration there is on line these days!

The interiors in this issue were so inspiring for me and leave to Janell and company to dig in and find some amazing new products that have really made my wheels start to turn.  Here are two products I will definitely be incorporating into some designs in the future.

Have you heard of this stuff?  It is removable, adjustable wallpapers.  For those of you afraid of commitment or who say to me, "I love wallpaper, but will I get tired of it," here's the solution!  Most of you know I am very practical in how I approach interior design.  I encourage my clients to keep the window treatments and large upholstered pieces neutral.  Then freshening up is easy  by simply changing out pillows with pops or color and pattern.  With this temporary wallpaper, we have another weapon in the arsenal for an easy freshen up!

Even with something like a bright chevron.  Look how fabulous this would be on an accent wall!  Then, when you get tired of it (which, let's face it, you will), all you have to do is pull it down.  Like magic!  This is also a wonderful option for dorm rooms, apartments or rentals. 
If you would like to see more, click here.

Chic Shelf Paper
This is a self adhesive paper that can be used in a number of ways.  These offerings come in custom sizes and so many colors and patterns.  Consider these for the backs of bookshelves, a hutch or any glass front cabinetry.  They can add the illusion of texture and provide lots of interest you just can't emulate with paint alone. 

This one has a wonderful masculine quality while still feeling light and airy (a hard combination to achieve.) For all their offerings, click here.

For either paper, I thought it would be fun to give your brain some new ideas to ponder in your own home.  Just look what you could achieve with these clever products. . .

Add interest to your closet doors.

Or the doors of a built in . . .

The backs of bookshelves (without the permanency when you are ready to move on).

In a furniture piece.

or two.

Or get crazy with it in a place where pattern is much appreciated.

Here, they've applied it to the actual shelves.

In the below image, they used wallpaper to create artwork over the fireplace(applied directly to the wall). . . 

Even in your closest . . . 

I am dying to here from any of you who have used these products and what you thought of them!  M.


  1. Love the idea of the wallpaper...clever and I am sure its going to be a big hit. Love the idea of adding to cabinet doors and behind bookshelf walls.

  2. I have been interested in the product for a while. I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and give it a try - looks fantastic.

  3. Great ideas, Mandi! I haven't tried these, but they would be awesome for the inside of my aunt's secretary that's getting ready for a makeover. Thanks for sharing!
    xo Heidi

  4. What a terrific product. Now why didn't someone think of that sooner?!?

  5. What a great idea. The paper that looks like grass cloth is wonderful. It would be a lot less.

  6. I saw them at the mart last is a great product and I know that it is going to be very popular!


Thank you for thoughts on my post! M.