It’s taken almost 4 years, but we’re finally rid of the teal wallpaper on the main floor of our house!  The last hold-out was the floral border in the foyer, which Phil, the painter, removed for us a couple of weeks ago before patching and repainting the walls in a fresh shade of blue.

As a reminder, here are a couple photos of the foyer from when we moved in:

The downstairs foyer & stairs to the 2nd floor.


The upstairs hall


The stairs & landing.


And here are the “After” pictures, with the wallpaper down, the walls patched, and the new color up:

Downstairs Foyer Area

Looking into the Living Room

Looking into the Dining Room


Upstairs Hall

Landing Area

For the new paint color, we picked a blue-gray shade by Sherwin Williams called Krypton (SW6247).  We decided on this color after painting the new entry way area a slightly more intense shade of blue called Aleutian.  We really liked that color, but wanted a lighter coordinating shade for the foyer and upstairs hall.  Krypton fits the bill – the lighter color doesn’t overpower the foyer area and the gray tones make it feel more muted and less like a “baby blue” that would be more appropriate for a nursery than main living space.

We’re still on the hunt for a new chandelier and some pictures to hang on the walls … but even without those finishing touches, we are really enjoying the new color and how much the change has caused the whole main floor to feel more updated.  I think we didn’t realize how much the wallpaper border was making the whole house feel dated until it came down!

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