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Rath Project Renovation x Tempaper

Rath Project Renovation x Tempaper

Another finished Fairfield flip is in the books! And this project couldn’t have come to it’s conclusion at a more perfect time- in no less than 3 days, our second son is due- woohoo! For this particular home, I wanted to create a look that felt modern, yet classic with a bit of drama- definitely not your typical coastal CT farmhouse feel. And in order to add special moments that set this tone and set this home apart from the rest, I asked my friends at Tempaper Designs for their help. After browsing through their new patterns, I came across 2 that I just had to have. The first was “Shift” by Bobby Berk. I absolutely love the collaboration between Tempaper and Berk- his designs are modern, fresh and super fun and I was more than excited to get this particular pattern above the fireplace- it adds a bit of drama with that black and white veined, marble doesn’t it?

Modern fireplace design with marble, Tempaper wallpaper & black moulding by The Rath Project

Can you believe that the fireplace wasn’t there when we started!? I added that feature after we opened up the main floor. In fact the space that you are viewing as the living room now was once a closed in little dining room.

Now, from this room, there are sight lines into the other living areas of the first floor. You may also notice that as you look past the fireplace, you’re getting a glimpse into the foyer- which happens to include another favorite patterned Tempaper of mine: Mosaic Scallop in Emerald.

Modern fireplace design in contemporary living room opening into foyer with marble, Tempaper wallpaper & black moulding by The Rath Project

Let’s take a closer look into that foyer…

Foyer with mosaic green Tempaper wallpaper and black and white marble floorby The Rath Project

I mean, can you even with that floor and that wallpaper and that art (sorry if that sounded like I was having a Claire Danes from Clueless moment, but that’s really how I feel- that it’s incredible!- and I hope that you love it too!).

Foyer with mosaic green Tempaper wallpaper and black and white marble floor mixing modern and rustic by The Rath Project

Before demo even began, the black and white marble tile was something that I had on my mind. And as the foyer started coming together, I wanted to find just the right wallpaper to accent the floor, the new black trim and green front door. I loved the idea of matching the wallpaper to the green of the door and it just so happened that Tempaper had a art deco-ish pattern in a green that couldn’t be a more perfect match.

Foyer with mosaic green Tempaper wallpaper pop art lip prints and black and white marble floor by The Rath Project

I love wrapping a pattern around doors and case mouldings! What a fun (and fancy) first impression.

Foyer with mosaic green Tempaper wallpaper sputnik  starburst chandelier green door and black and white marble floor by The Rath Project

And lastly, I was hoping to round out the pattern play on the first floor by giving a little pop to the mudroom nook found in the kitchen. From this spot you can again see the foyer, so tying the 2 areas together with the same paper (one in the front entryway and another in the back entrance) was my way of adding consistency and flow to the home.

Mudroom nook in kitchen with mosaic green Tempaper wallpaper by The Rath Project

Custom cabinetry, a bench seat upholstered in textured fabric that I picked up at a local flea market, a few utilitarian black metal hooks atop the Mosaic Tempaper, and some antique brass hardware upped the style and usefulness of this once forgotten wall space. It’s fair to say that I’m actually quite envious of this spot.

Foyer with mosaic green Tempaper wallpaper and blue upholstered bench by The Rath Project

I hope you can see that this project was a real labor of love for me. And with the added bonus of Tempaper, we were able to turn a house, that we worked hard to make great, into an awesome one of a kind, never will there be another like it, family home!

As always- Love and Creativity,

Diane

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