a study in scenic walls

This trend while not new in the world of Interior Design has found a fresh vision and I for one am a huge fan of the large scale graphic elements of these patterns. I hope you’ll find these spaces as inspirational as I do. Here’s a bit of history: In the 18th Century hand-blocked wallpaper designs included large panoramic views of Architecture, Landscapes and Pastoral subjects.

 This gorgeous space was designed with Rebel Walls paper by Emily Henderson for her daughter. (image  @em_Henderson )

This gorgeous space was designed with Rebel Walls paper by Emily Henderson for her daughter. (image @em_Henderson)

 This beautiful Master Bedroom belongs to my friend Kimberly Duran she designed it with paper by Rebel Walls. (image  @swoonworthyblog  )

This beautiful Master Bedroom belongs to my friend Kimberly Duran she designed it with paper by Rebel Walls. (image @swoonworthyblog )

“The room is quite a good size so I really wanted something that made a big impact as soon as you walked in but which didn't overwhelm the space. This mural worked perfectly the black and white design had the wow factor I was looking for without distracting from the other elements in the space.”

Kimberly Duran

 This Bath Designed by Etons of Bath Is Breathtakingly Elevated with paper by  De Gournay . (Image  @etonsofbath ) Could you image this as your bath. The grand scale is amazing. The    de Gournay  paper moves this space from utilitarian to palatial.

This Bath Designed by Etons of Bath Is Breathtakingly Elevated with paper by De Gournay. (Image @etonsofbath) Could you image this as your bath. The grand scale is amazing. The de Gournay paper moves this space from utilitarian to palatial.

 High Seas - Rebel Walls (image  @Rebelwalls)  I wish oh how I wish I had room at the Chalet to accommodate this wall mural!

High Seas - Rebel Walls (image @Rebelwalls) I wish oh how I wish I had room at the Chalet to accommodate this wall mural!

 another example of exquisite  de gournay  wallpaper in this design by Dina Bandman. (Image  @dinabandmaninteriors ) in the 2017  San Francisco Decorator Showcase .

another example of exquisite de gournay wallpaper in this design by Dina Bandman. (Image @dinabandmaninteriors) in the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase.

 how dreamy is this paper - i want to take a walk by this river. (image by  @papiersdeparis )

how dreamy is this paper - i want to take a walk by this river. (image by @papiersdeparis)

 Another exceptional Rebel Walls paper showcased in this master bedroom by Kristin Laing (image  @k.laingdesign )

Another exceptional Rebel Walls paper showcased in this master bedroom by Kristin Laing (image @k.laingdesign)

 how adorable is this pattern London houses by Rebel Walls? (Image  Rebel Walls )

how adorable is this pattern London houses by Rebel Walls? (Image Rebel Walls)

 (Image  Rebel Walls ) I love the dark background of this pattern. when I was a child my mother had black wallpaper with a floral pattern in our powder room. it was striking. Rita knew for the highest impact to wallpaper the ceiling too!

(Image Rebel Walls) I love the dark background of this pattern. when I was a child my mother had black wallpaper with a floral pattern in our powder room. it was striking. Rita knew for the highest impact to wallpaper the ceiling too!

The two companies that are highlighted in this piece are de Gournay and Rebel Walls. I encourage you to click the links and feast your eyes. This is not a sponsored post I simply love sharing what inspires me here at Chaletmomma.

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Deep End

Last week Steven and I celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary. The week before we celebrated twenty one years since the evening we met.

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We are definitely jump in feet-first kind of people. We knew quickly we were in it for the long haul. Within a month of our meeting we’d met family members, within three months we were engaged, we had bought our first home by eight months and by a year and a week married.

  The Night We Met  Thank God Steven let himself be dragged to my house-party September 27, 1997.

The Night We Met Thank God Steven let himself be dragged to my house-party September 27, 1997.

We jumped into the Deep End… and we’ve never regretted it.

Here’s our Story.

  Family Introductions  Halloween October 31, 1997.

Family Introductions Halloween October 31, 1997.

I apologize for the quality of some of the million images in this piece.

  Our First Home  July 1, 1998

Our First Home July 1, 1998

  Wedding Day  October 4, 1998

Wedding Day October 4, 1998

We celebrated our marriage on the front porch of an Inn in Spring Lake NJ with a total of 37 in attendance. It was a day centered around vows, libation and good food. We had Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding - in keeping with our British theme - we traveled to London for our honeymoon. It was fantastic.

 At the  Tower of London on Our Honeymoon  October 9, 1998.

At the Tower of London on Our Honeymoon October 9, 1998.

We’re planning a trip back to London and the British Isles in a few years with Liam.

  Chalet Ownership  July 24, 2003.

Chalet Ownership July 24, 2003.

Most of you know the story of the Chalet - How our first home had sold and the house we hoped to purchase fell through. I was driving with a girlfriend when we spied the For Sale By Owner sign for the Chalet. It was March and it took a few months to finalize the transaction - because the gentleman who was flipping the chalet needed the paperwork to go through the county government before he could sell; and unfortunately in that time he tried to renege on our agreement unless we paid an additional 20K. Well this saying is true my friends -

A HOUSE IS WORTH WHATEVER SOMEONE IS WILLING TO PAY.

 I love love love  My Home.  Center Hall Colonial Momma just doesn’t have the same ring! Ha

I love love love My Home. Center Hall Colonial Momma just doesn’t have the same ring! Ha

 my first  Red Sox Game  September 30, 2006

my first Red Sox Game September 30, 2006

 Celebrating our  Tenth Anniversary  at Chatham Bars Inn Chatham, MA. September 19, 2008.

Celebrating our Tenth Anniversary at Chatham Bars Inn Chatham, MA. September 19, 2008.

 Our Favorite Beach  Ocean City, NJ  August 22, 2010

Our Favorite Beach Ocean City, NJ August 22, 2010

I know some of you won’t believe a gal from New Jersey could be a Sox fan… I was not a baseball fan at all until I watched the 2003 playoffs… it was exciting and fast paced - I was hooked! I’ve been lucky to be at Fenway Park twice.

We are a baseball loving family. It is the sport we spend allot of time enjoying.

One of our favorite towns is Chatham, MA it’s an idyllic spot on the elbow of Cape Cod full of wonderful restaurants, shops and art.

We are secret New Englanders.

  A Neighborhood Dinner  at Tabor Road Tavern October 15, 2010. I was pregnant with Liam.

A Neighborhood Dinner at Tabor Road Tavern October 15, 2010. I was pregnant with Liam.

 As Lucy and Ricky Ricardo  Bienvenido A Cuba  for our neighborhood  Pubs Around the Hood  celebration March 19, 2011.

As Lucy and Ricky Ricardo Bienvenido A Cuba for our neighborhood Pubs Around the Hood celebration March 19, 2011.

  The Guide  March 19, 2011.

The Guide March 19, 2011.

I’ve kept the walking map all these year - These are very good renderings of our homes.

 Our  First Family Christmas Card  with Fred and a 6 month old Liam December 2011

Our First Family Christmas Card with Fred and a 6 month old Liam December 2011

 Dinner out with Friends  Look at this Cute Baby  March 8, 2012

Dinner out with Friends Look at this Cute Baby March 8, 2012

 Headed out for  My Birthday  Celebration July 12, 2012

Headed out for My Birthday Celebration July 12, 2012

  Lovebird Selfie  July 26, 2013

Lovebird Selfie July 26, 2013

  Willkommen in Deutschland  Our Second Pubs Around The Hood June 7, 2014.

Willkommen in Deutschland Our Second Pubs Around The Hood June 7, 2014.

We’ve celebrated Pubs Around The Hood twice - I can’t recommend this fun Drink & Food Crawl with neighbors enough.

Its a great not having to drive.

Each home picks a country - everyone always adds some decor and dresses in celebratory garb of the land.

Offer a signature drink and small taste of said country staying at each for about an hour before moving on.

First time we were Cuba the Second time we were Germany!

  Pubs Around The Hood Foreign Exchange Program Itinerary .June 7, 2014

Pubs Around The Hood Foreign Exchange Program Itinerary.June 7, 2014

to my neighbors - we need to do this again and soon!

 Liam’s first  Phillies Game  June 14, 2014. The day Jimmy Rollins hit for the Franchise Record.

Liam’s first Phillies Game June 14, 2014. The day Jimmy Rollins hit for the Franchise Record.

  My Bow Tie Men  April 18, 2015

My Bow Tie Men April 18, 2015

 Liam’s  Fifth Birthday Party  June 12, 2016 (nothing to do with Target)

Liam’s Fifth Birthday Party June 12, 2016 (nothing to do with Target)

I still have this image from Liam’s 5th Birthday Party - A Star Wars theme on my phone.

It makes me smile.

 Documenting Liam’s  T-Ball Game  Spring 2017

Documenting Liam’s T-Ball Game Spring 2017

  The Day our Marriage was Blessed  February 17, 2018.

The Day our Marriage was Blessed February 17, 2018.

  Meeting Minnie Mouse  September 25, 2018

Meeting Minnie Mouse September 25, 2018

Disney was amazing. Every bit as magical and wonderful as you think it will be and more.

  Silly Mom and Dad  in 95*degrees photo by Liam September 27, 2018. Twenty-One Years to the Day We Met.

Silly Mom and Dad in 95*degrees photo by Liam September 27, 2018. Twenty-One Years to the Day We Met.

We’ve been blessed and I wouldn’t change a thing. Every event - good or bad has gotten us to this moment. We are wed to the person we were meant to be with. The years we waited for Liam taught us much and we know he was always the boy we were waiting to welcome. Happy Anniversary to my wonderful Husband. I’ll stay in the deep end with you forever!

YOU HAVE GIVEN ME MY LIFE AND I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH. xoxoxo

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Chaletmomma turns 1!

I can’t believe Chaletmomma is a year old! I’ve had so much fun this past year!

In the fall of 2016 I started with an idea - I love: to chat; my home; design and styling. I knew I wanted to share my voice hahaha! I quickly had Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and IG set up, had purchased my domain and was set up as a LLC. I had a business model. I know bloggers who unfortunately didn’t own their name across all social media platforms - I was thrilled when it all fell into place.

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The next step was my logo - I drew it and designed it the old fashioned way with pen and paper. Everyone in my personal life knows I often added a little drawing of the chalet on communications and above our address. Not only did I know how I wanted my logo to look but, in my minds eye I had the website layout as well. I had done my research.

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To design the website and bring my vision to life I was blessed to find Kelly Christine and her firm Kiki&Co. I can’t recommend Kelly enough!

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You will recognize this painting from the image carousel on the top of my homepage. It was painted by a successful Water-colorist Nat Lewis a neighbor and friend of a previous owner. We are so lucky to have it on our wall. Not many people are fortunate enough to live in a chalet!

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Still one of my all time favorite images of the Chalet Livingroom from 2017 and one of the first I shared on both IG and here on the website last year.

Favorite: preferred before all others of the same kind.

I thought about the pieces I wrote over the last year and what my favorites might be - I adore them all, but there are some that stand out - lets revisit a few. click the title under each image for the linked post.

I could go on and on highlighting posts. I love sharing our visits to Museums. The Met Cloisters: Friday Fun! Metropolitan Museum of Art: Metropolitan Museum of Art Part 1 and Part 2. As well as the recent visit to Shelburne Museum: A Little Trip Part 1 and Part 2. A sweet friend told me she could hear me speaking when she reads Chaletmomma and truly there is no more endearing compliment I could ever hear!

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Thank you to all my dear friends and loved ones. Thank you to my fellow bloggers and design friends for allowing me to list their sites in my sidebar. Thank you to my advertisers!

Thank you ALL for being a part of the Chaletmomma Family!

Til next time!

xoxo

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