"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Design Detail: Contact Paper

 Tea Rose

With a show of hands, who can say they love the contact paper lining their kitchen cupboards and drawers? Uh-huh. Exactly.
Since reorganizing the kitchen cabinets is on my Autumnal to-do list, I wanted to start from the bottom up and explore options for lining the shelves. Thanks to a quick Internet search, what I found was mind blowing (in a Where have you been all my life? kind of way). 
Chic Shelf Paper is an online resource that operates on the premise, "For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.” Amen.
Billed as "The web's largest selection of stylish shelf paper" the company also offers color customization as well as a pre-cutting service designed to save time and money. 
With hundreds of styles to choose from, I selected a few that caught my eye, as well as several from a smaller resource, Time Savors, on Etsy -to show you here.
The funny thing is, now I have a different problem...which one to choose? 


 Basket Weave - Wheat

 Chandelier Damask in Cadet Blue

Charcoal Gray Subtle Stripe

 Blue Danube

 Moorish Pink

 Pink Fruits on Yellow

 Gold Leaf Damask

Birds and Berries

 Gypsy Garden

Pastel Yellow Stripe

Ava Hot Pink at Time Savors on Etsy

 Small Chevron in Black at Time Savors on Etsy

Small Chevron in Aqua at Time Savors on Etsy

 Serendipity Serenade

Seashell Medley

 Cheetah Print

Zebra Print


  1. Why choose? You have cabinets in more than just your kitchen! It's all so pretty! Paper the back of the inside of a medicine cabinet for a cute surprise for looky-loos! You'll catch them because they won't be able to refrain from commenting.

    1. Ha! Why didn't I think of that...and just in time for holiday guests :)

  2. I love Gypsy Gardens -- so pretty and happy! :)

    1. I agree! And it would compliment so many different cabinets too...definitely in the running!


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