The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Ahhh, High School!

As fans of young adult lit (we try to read most everything the boys pick up), we’re looking forward to the movie version of Stephen Chbosky’s bestseller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, especially since it stars the adorable Emma Watson in a non-Hermione character.  Being the mothers of ninth grade boys, this book, which “captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up,” really hits home…

Thibaut – Avalon

Speaking of wallflowers, we dream of one day using modern floral wallpaper in one of our rooms but, like many teenagers we know, we have a hard time making up our minds and committing to something.

Celerie Kemble for Schumacher – Feather Bloom

Thibaut – Yvette

Trove – Nekkar

Perhaps before we take the plunge, we should warm up with one of Anne Ten Donkelaar’s beautiful botanical works.  She takes wallflowers to a whole new level!

Anne Ten Donkelaar – Flower Construction

Do you have a wallflower in the house or flowers on your walls?

Photo via IMDb, Thibaut, Schumacher, Trove and Ann Ten Donkelaar


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  • Reply pve October 3, 2012 at 3:58 am

    I have always wanted flowers on my walls but I am so fickle. I love those romantic big florals and then the bold mod marimeko flowers. (spelling) maybe a sign I need to paint my own. I think they might be black and white….modern yet timeless.

  • Reply theenchantedhome October 3, 2012 at 6:29 am

    This movie looks great….I too like a lot of these types of movies that are geared towards the “younger set” maybe because it gives me an insiders view into their world.
    Love that Thibaut paper…stunning!

    Enjoy your day:)

  • Reply quintessence October 3, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Perhaps one I can watch with my younger one at home – just adore the talented Emma Watson! And what a great selection of wallflowers – huge fan of Trove and loving the new Celerie Kemble collection for Schumacher!

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita October 3, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I have to say, I love Emma Watson too. She is too darling. I haven’t read the book, but I’m tempted, so this may just be the deciding factor. BUt that last botanical – OH MY! How stunning.

  • Reply KATHYSUE October 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Thanks for the tip on the book and the movie. As far as wallpaper, I love Thibault papers, always beautifully classic in style,
    Happy Wednesday,

  • Reply pretty pink tulips October 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Funny you should ask!!!! I just lined up the wallpaper guy to put up this beautiful Zoffany wallpaper (gold, oversized flowers). I’m hoping it will give a bit of lift to my entry way and stair way!!!

    This movie looks great…and I’m also reading what my oldest is reading, the book Wonder. I think it’s good to read what they read….then we can discuss!!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply l o v e l y t h i n g s October 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I have not yet read this book…but I know it’s on our bookshelf. I adore Emma, so will definitely see the movie, but I must admit, probably not until it’s out on Netflix, which gives me plenty of time to read the book.

    I’ve been thinking of wallpapering the end wall in our attic…your post gave me a great idea! Floral, unexpected and that’s what i love about it.

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