So a few months back, I had settled on a wallpaper I found via design*sponge used by the lovely and talented Barb Blair of knack studios. I was hunting for a neutral-ish wallpaper for our totally ’60s yellow tiled guest bathroom that needed some lovin’. When I saw Barb’s hallway, I knew I had found the perfect paper! A visit to the wallpaper store and a comparison of a swatch to the bathroom tile…that was that, the decision was made…
…until I found out that the wallpaper I had ordered was discontinued! Sadness. So I put my wallpaper search on hold for a bit.
When I began the great wallpaper hunt again, I found a few more options searching the ol’ intraweb. It didn’t take but a few wallpaper samples in the mail before I had again decided: I found my new guest bathroom wallpaper!!! Cole & Son’s “Mimosa” in White (69/8132).
It’s “neutral”…it’s playful…it has the perfect yellow – but not too much. And the best part?! I honestly like it better than what I originally picked out! I think the first wallpaper being discontinued was certainly a blessing in disguise.
Now for the tricky part: ordering it.
I found the paper on Cole & Son’s site, as well as on Fabrics & Papers – both companies are in England. I can’t order directly from Cole & Son (or can’t figure out HOW to), and the shipping across the ocean blue from Fabrics & Papers is almost as much ($100) as the wallpaper itself (only $67/double roll, very reasonable – I only need 2 double rolls)!!! Lee Jofa (up in NYC) is a supplier of Cole & Son wallpaper, but I have to be an official interior designer in order to purchase directly from their site. What’s a girl to do?!
How in the world do I order my perfect wallpaper without getting charged an arm and a leg to get it?! Does anyone have any ideas?! Has anyone navigated the wallpaper world and have any tips to share??? Advice is more than welcomed!