Elizabeth Rees isn’t an interior designer, but as the cofounder of the wallpaper company Chasing Paper, she has learned a lot about decorating. So when she and her husband, Brian Leadley, bought a 1927 Tudor home in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, Elizabeth couldn’t wait to renovate it.
A total redo allowed the couple to add color and pattern in big ways, like navy kitchen cabinets and a teal tile surround for the fireplace in the living room. “I know I like cool tones, so I started with blues and grays, then layered on other colors with paint, fabric and, of course, wallpaper,” she says. She had so much fun with the creative process, she jokes with Brian that they should do it all over again. “He’s like, ‘Oh no!’”