5 days of Mi Casa: Day One

I’ve made some fun updates around here lately, and I thought a week of fun, short posts would be just the trick in sharing them with you guys!

But first, this is what I’ve been doing:
{insert maja swoon eyes from this mommy}

Back to our week of posts….

Today, Day One, is the back hallway in our home leading from the kitchen to our garage. We use this hallway numerous times a day, and its fun for Henry to look out of the low windows. He chases our dog down the hallway, out the doggie door and finds this endlessly funny! 
When we bought our home (2 years ago last week!), this hallway was bland and cold. Not to mention a hazard with all the step-ups and step downs and a super hard tile. 
See the before pic by clicking here.
And then here’s the hallway before the latest improvement.
And here’s the hallway NOW:

I am THRILLED with the outcome! I love wallpaper, but I also like to change things. I compromised with myself and decided to stencil the look of wallpaper instead. And the talented Molly Brannon helped me achieve my wishes. She did a beautiful job, and I highly recommend her! 
With Molly’s help, I chose a large paisley medallion. I took a cue from a House Beautiful article, and went from there. I really love the brick floors, 3 lanterns, and the cappuccino-hued paisley walls. 
Hope you like the change as much as I do! 
Have you ever stenciled a wall in your home?