“Don’t be afraid of wallpaper,” says Sally. “The trick is to hire a professional because hanging paper is all about precision!” Sally uses wallpaper in compact spaces, like her entry way, bathroom, and kitchen, where small-scale patterns make a big impact. “My kitchen is pretty basic, but the fresh green trellis wallpaper pumps it up,” she says. Plus, zeroing in on tighter spaces keeps the cost down.
Wallpaper: #97317-11 Etoile-Gold/Tabac by Cowtan & Tout (cowtan.com), available through Decorative Center Services; 713-961-9292
Drop leaf table: DC Big Flea; for a similar look, try 1stdibs.com