A Tour of Tom & Gisele’s House

I love getting a peek inside celebrity homes. Not only because I’m nosy, but because their designs give me inspiration. Yeah, I know I’ll never have a Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen kitchen, but I can take elements from their ceiling treatment or flooring and use them in my own home.

This tour is from a 2013 article in Architectural Digest. The architecture is by Landry Design Group, and Joan Behnke & Assoc. oversaw the interiors. Come on… let’s take a peek inside!

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 12.19.27 PMThe Exterior
Because of course Tom and Gisele would have a moat.

item5.rendition.slideshowHorizontal.brady-05-gisele-bundchen-tom-brady-eco-home-family-roomThe Family Room
Love the wood beams throughout the home.

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 12.19.34 PMThe Kitchen
Wow, talk about my dream kitchen. Hubba hubba.

item9.rendition.slideshowVertical.brady-16-gisele-bundchen-tom-brady-libraryThe Library
The small space has a big impact.

item6.rendition.slideshowVertical.brady-09-gisele-bundchen-tom-brady-eco-home-dining-roomThe Dining Room
Simple yet sophisticated.

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 12.20.02 PMThe Master Bedroom
Yep, this is seriously a bedroom. Wowza.

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 12.20.08 PMThe Master Bathroom
Love the color of the cabinetry. And the fireplace.

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 12.20.13 PMThe Walk In Closet
This actually looks quite modest for the biggest fashion model in the world.

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 12.19.40 PMThe Home Gym
This looks more stacked than my local YMCA.

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 12.19.45 PMThe Loggia
This is where I would be spending all my free time!


There’s lots of more photos on Architectural Digest’s website.
Seriously swoon-worthy stuff.

WHICH ROOM WAS YOUR FAVORITE?

How to Use Whimsical Wallpaper

I love wallpaper. There’s just something about a bright, bold, or fun pattern that really sets the tone of a room. Whether you use it in small spaces like a bathroom or laundry room, or a big space like a bedroom accent wall or dining room, wallpaper can really wow.

tips for using whimsical wallpaper

So here’s 15 gorgeous whimsical wallpaper designs that I’m crushing on
plus tips and tricks for how to use them:

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Love this pop of color in the entry foyer!
But something this bright and bold keep to a minimum.

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This is a room where you can let your wild side go in full force.
Especially if your laundry room is hidden behind closed doors, kick back and have fun.

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Or go monochromatic with something like these silhouette dogs.
The little use of color has a big impact.

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Wanting to add some fun to your mud room?
A big and colorful wallpaper is a great solution.

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A nursery accent wall can add great pattern and interest.
I love how they use the green and carry it throughout the design!

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Wallpaper the ceiling?
Yep. Keep the walls simple though if you’re going bold up top.

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I also love this fun and fresh wallpaper behind the crib.
Don’t be afraid to hang large wall decor like mirrors over the design.

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Instead of behind the bed, think about wallpapering an accent wall
that will point out a beautiful window or niche.

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A kid’s playroom is a fun place for a big, bold pattern.

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Looking for something fun and functional?
This photo frame wallpaper is a great way to showcase your kids artwork.

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One of my favorite places to use wallpaper is in a bathroom.
Easy to wipe down the walls!

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I’m totally crushing on this navy nautical wallpaper.
Perfect for a boys bedroom or bathroom!

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A brighter, bolder wallpaper looks great against white.
Keep your accessories to a minimum though if used in a small space.

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Whimsical wallpapers are also fun in a powder room.
It’s a great place in your home to take a chance with design.

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Or if you’re afraid of bright bold colors,
just try a fun pattern instead that will add a lot of impact.

 If you’re looking to purchase some wallpaper,
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So, are you obsessed with wallpaper like me?
I’m trying to pick out a pattern for my dining room.
Stay tuned!
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HOW TO USE WALLPAPER