Elsie’s Patterned Wall and Half-Painted Door (+ a $500 giveaway!!) (CLOSED)

Elsie's Patterned Accent Wall and Half-Painted DoorToday I am super pumped to share a few peeks of my new office space! It's almost finished. I'll be sharing the full tour soon. But first, we've teamed up with Dutch Boy Paint to share two ways to add personality to a room with paint. Both techniques are relatively simple and quick (each a one-day-or-less project!), but they make a huge visual impact. 

Let's start with the door!

Easy door update and statement wall! Love this (click through for tutorial)     Here's the door before. Just a normal, boring door. I always planned to paint it a fun color, but after seeing some half-painted doors on Pinterest, I decided this was the perfect chance to try something fun like that. 

Easy door update! Love this (click through for tutorial)  Easy door update! Love this (click through for tutorial)   First I decided which portion of the door I wanted to paint. I could've gone with the straight-across half-and-half look, but I thought going diagonal would be a lot more fun! We placed the tape at the highest point we wanted the color to go, pulled it out all the way to the bottom stopping point, and flattened the tape to the door. Then, we repeated the process on the other side of the door.

Little tip: Really press the tape well to get a good seal so the color doesn't seep through. 

Easy door update and statement wall! Love this (click through for tutorial) Easy door update and statement wall! Love this (click through for tutorial)We used Brilliant Impressions for the yellow by Dutch Boy Paint, and I know I said this last time, but these paint buckets are so much easier to use than what I'm used to. We knew we wanted to choose a semi-gloss paint for the door so the surface is as durable as possible.

Easy door update! Love this (click through for tutorial) Laura used a soft bristle brush to paint the desired portion of the door and allowed the paint to dry. Soft bristle brushes are best for this sort of job because they don't leave brush strokes behind. With it being an old house, the old doorknob had already been painted a few times. So we went ahead and added another coat. πŸ™‚ So glad we got to do this! I LOVE the look of the doorknob blending right into the yellow. If you're trying this, but you have newer doorknobs, I totally respect your hesitation. Newer doorknobs seem to have a lot more hardware that paint could get into and really muck up.

Easy door update! Love this (click through for tutorial)Once the paint is dry, we just peeled off the tape and revealed our updated new door underneath.

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Next, I decided to do an accent wall. My office is very small and bright. It has three huge windows. It was previously painted white, which I love. I wanted to keep that bright and crisp vibe, while adding just a little bit of pattern. 

After months (yes, monthsβ€”I'm crazy) of sketching out different accent walls from novelty prints to bold patterns to colorful designs, I decided that what was most appropriate for this space was actually something pretty simple (okay, REALLY simple). We settled on a hand-painted pattern using Route 66 grey from Dutch Boy Paint. It turned out to be both one of the easiest to execute statement walls we've done and the easiest to live with. It's subtle but adds a lot of texture to my space. Here's our process:

Easy door update and statement wall! Love this (click through for tutorial)    This statement wall is really easy and fast to completeβ€”it only took an hour for Laura to complete the whole wall! Not bad! We chose a flat 1" wide craft brush to create the painted strokes.

Little tip: It's a good idea when you are doing a more free-form pattern like this one to create a guide to follow so your sizing and spacing remain consistent (you can see our guide in the photos above and below). The guide also helps you figure out how close together and how long you want your strokes to be. Just move the guide with you as you go to keep each section the same. Stand back from your wall every so often just to make sure the pattern is balanced.

Easy door update and statement wall! Love this (click through for tutorial)  Simple, right?

And here's the finished product… 

Elsie's Patterned Accent Wall and Half-Painted Door  Once again, I'm amazed at the difference that just a little paint can make! 

Here are a few more images of my new space… 

Elsie's Patterned Accent Wall and Half-Painted Door    Elsie's Patterned Accent Wall and Half-Painted Door    Elsie's Patterned Accent Wall and Half-Painted Door    Elsie's Patterned Accent Wall and Half-Painted Door    Elsie's Patterned Accent Wall and Half-Painted Door    Elsie's Patterned Accent Wall and Half-Painted Door    I'm so excited about our painting updates and it feels AMAZING to be settled into a space. I already feel more productive. I'll be back soon to share more photos of my new office space. 

GIVEAWAY: Dutch Boy Paint wants to help a lucky reader do a little decorating of their own, so they're giving awayβ€”
β€’ $350 VISA Gift Card
β€’ 4 gallons of Dutch Boy Paint of the color and sheen of the reader's choosing
β€’ Purdy DIY Kit (roller frame and covers, trim brush, paint tray, and paint opener)

TO ENTER: Just leave us a comment saying which painting technique you are more into: The half-painted door or the hand-painted wall? The giveaway is open until October 10, and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter. Good luck! xx. Elsie

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Credits// Author: Elsie Larson, Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with The Signature Collection


  • Love both but the hand-painted wall is just a great alternative to wallpaper! <3

  • I love the half-painted door…and maybe I’d hand-print accents to the other half to have the best of both worlds!

  • The door is my favorite!! I may have to do that to my office door!!

  • The half painted door looks surprisingly awesome! I would never have thought to do that but it turned out really cool. I wouldn’t like how that would look in my apartment (I’m not big on blunt lines) but I’ll definitely let my friends know about this technique.

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  • I love both, but the half painted door is so eye-catching! How fun!

  • In love with the painted door! Such a great, simple way to add some personality to a part of the room that is usually not included in the decorating process πŸ™‚

  • I like the half door the most! I actually just moved into a new a apratment that is begging for some new paint. Finger’s crossed!

  • I love both! But the hand painted wall is great because it’s so unique — every attempt is different. Congrats on your new office, it’s beautiful πŸ™‚

  • My favorite is the hand painted wall. I love it and the color that you used. Thanks for the chance! : )


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    I am in love the half painted door, I need more open space and pops on color in my life!

  • I love the half-painted door! I wonder if I can convince my husband to let me do that…

  • I love both ideas, they look so easy to do too especially for someone who doesn’t have a lot of experience painting. You pretty much can’t mess either one up!

  • I love the hand painted wall – it’d be so fun in a kid’s room! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • It’s hard to choose, but I love the hand- painted pattern. It looks like wallpaper!

  • Oh my gosh, I just love that door! We have older doors and knobs in our new home and this would be super neat to try!

  • I love the hand-painted wall! So cute and graphic. But hella easy! My love language.

  • We’re renovating our new house (slowly, but surely) and trying to stick with budget friendly DIY’s where possible. I am so drawn to the the painted door technique and will definitely do it in our place. It seems SO simple, inexpensive and makes a huge impact!

  • I love the wall, but I would be so scared to try that! Winning might be a good incentive… πŸ˜‰

  • I don’t think I’m brave enough to pull off a half painted door, but I love the hand-painted accent wall. I am saving $$ to redo my office so this could be perfect!

  • Love them both but that door is awesome! I’ve never thought about doing that. Can’t wait to see the rest of your office!

  • I love the half painted door! It is such a fun way to spruce up something as ordinary as a door. It is unexpected!

  • I love thE hand painted wall, it’s super simple but adds a great focal point.

  • I love the hand painted wall! I think I’ll be doing something similar in my son’s nursery this weekend!

  • I can’t choose! I love them both, butttttt….. if I HAD to, I’d be more into the patterned wall.

  • I love the half-painted door! We have crisp white walls in our entire apartment (trying to keep a Stockholm vibe!) but adding pops of color on our doors would make for such a fun visual! I’m think the bathroom door for sure!

  • I love the wall! So simple and subtle, but it definitely makes the room more fun:)

  • Oh my gosh, incredible giveaway!! I NEEEEED paint! We just moved into a new place that we hope to be in for a number of years and every.single.room. needs painting. This would be amazing.
    I love the hand-painted wall πŸ™‚
    Sarah M

  • I LOVE the hand painted wall!! We just bought our very first home (move in 3 weeks!), I can’t say enough how much your ideas are inspiring my boyfriend and I as we plan the look of our house! Thanks for being so awesome.

  • Totally loving the half-painted door! The color is gorgeous, too!

  • I love the door! I would love to have a bright pop of color like that to accent my door to my bedroom!

  • I would love to try the patterned wall idea, it looks so fun and easy!! I can imagine all of the color options for my space… πŸ™‚

  • I adore the half-painted door!! I have never seen that before!! Go ABM + Dutch Boy!

  • The half painted door is such an amazing idea! I think I’m going to have to do it even if I don’t win!

  • I love the yellow door! What a great way to add a bold pop of color.

  • I like the wall! I never want to remove wallpaper again but I love the texture it gives a room.

  • The whole room is so colorful and fun!! Love the hand painted wall because I’m working on designing a subtle patterned wall in my bedroom. Great ideas!

  • My office is desperately needing help, and this is just the inspiration I needed! I’m going to get my paint on this weekend! That door is perfect!

  • LOVE the patterned wall! Some other patterned DIY projects for walls feel like way too much effort- and too much of a commitment. I might try this one in my bathroom, and if I change my mind I will have only wasted an hour and can easily change it. πŸ™‚

  • Oh man i love them both but I think I would be more likely to try the accent wall! So cute!

  • I have never mustered the confidence to do something so organic and freehand on a wall…. It seemed so scary! This definitely has urged me to go ahead and try it! Looks fab lady!!!

  • Oh I would love to try these ideas!! The wall is amazing and simple and just what I have been wanting to attempt in my bedroom. <3

  • I love both so it’s hard to say but I’ll have to go with the wall!

  • Elsie, I am loving your hand painted wall! It looks great and ads the right amount of color and fun to the room without over doing it. Would love to do something similar in the bathrooms.

  • I love the door and the pop of color it adds to the space. I have such boring doors in my house. I can’t wait to try something similar.

  • OMG I’m totally in love with both of these ideas!! I feel like a half painted door is such an awesome way to add some color to a room without having to add much color!

  • I would love to try these ideas! The painted wall has been on my list of things to do for a while, so I favor that one just a tad. That door though. <3

  • I like the door, myself. The color is really cheerful, and the design is simple enough to carry into the room (those pillows with the repeating pattern are great). I like the idea of the patterned wall, but I have so much clutter that it would look way too busy.

  • I love the hand-painted wall! Looks beautiful & fun! I’m really liking the gray paint along with the 1/2 yellow door!

  • I love both styles, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the bold statement door.

  • Love the idea of the door, but I’m really into the subtle color & pattern you chose for the wall! I like to keep my base really neutral, and add lots of quirky and colorful furniture and accessories! Plus I’m the worst at matching so colorful paint scares me a little…

  • I love the half door! A metallic or a neon would be super fun too. . . πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

  • I’m loving the hand painted wall! It seems so simple, yet adds a great amount of drama & contrast. I bet you could get a similar effect with some torn or cut washi tape for renters like me & now I’m wondering where I could try this at in my place!

  • Both are pretty amazing but I love that wall! So simple yet such a statement.

  • I really like the accent wall! This office is adorable.

    Also- a tip for no bleed lines is to first paint the base color along the tape and let dry. Then paint your new color on top. In your case: painting white along the tape first. Then yellow. That way, the white is what bleeds through, not the yellow. You get a perfect line!

  • Definitely the door, but I also looooved the free style wall is just that I know I dont have the artistic habilities (or patience for that matter) to be able to complete the whole wall all by myself and, it wont most definite look like anything but a mess.
    Great giveaway!!

  • I love the half-painted door. I’ve never seen that before! I am currently renovating my own place and I love all the ideas on this blog!

  • I love the door! Such a unique angle to see on a door plus the bright colour makes it a show stopper. I like how the doorknob blends in as well – such a nice finish to the room.

  • I absolutely love how simple, but fun the patterned wall is! I would most definitely try either of those techniques.. thanks for the tips. πŸ™‚

  • I love that half painted door but I know I will FIRST do that patterned accent wall. So subtle and awesome! LOVE IT

  • I love both! But the door is super neat. Makes an impression before you even enter the room. Great job πŸ™‚

  • Honestly, both look amazing!! The patterned wall has to be my favourite though. definitely saved these pictures for inspiration in the future!

  • I love both but the patterned wall would be something I would do in my place for sure.

  • half painted door! it really is a quick change to a room that makes a world of difference.

  • They’re both adorable, but that hand painted wall is INCREDIBLE! I seriously am considering doing a room in that style πŸ™‚

  • Omg, your room looks so good! I love both techniques–they are so fun. I think if I HAD to choose a favorite (which is hard), I’d go with the painted wall. Although it’s bigger, it feels a little more subtle which suits my tastes more. But seriously, love this!

  • I’m opening up an all natural pet boutique and bakery this fall and these painting techniques are really giving me inspiration for the shop! The pattern technique would look SO cute in little doggie bones. ::squeel::

  • I’m really into the half-painted door — especially the painted doorknob! I absolutely love that you chose yellow, too – my favorite color! – as it really livens up the entire room and leaves you feeling happy. Thanks for sharing! x

  • I love both but I think I personally would pick the wall. That would be perfect in a bedroom with a grey/blue/natural color palette!

  • torn. I think I like the pattered paint wall better. Especially with those curtains!

  • I LOVE the hand painted wall! It looks so good! I am too afraid to try something like it – my Type A brain won’t let it be anything other than straight lines πŸ˜‰

  • I die over the door! I’ve been trying REALLY hard (it’s pulling all my willpower actually) to not paint the walls in our current apartment because I went wild in the last one and it was not so fun painting back to move. Instead, I’ve tried to concentrate on renter friendly options that are easier to put back. I’ve made the deal with myself though, that a LITTLE paint is okay and as long as it’s a quick fix back and a creative use of paint, then that’s not a big deal and worth doing. I’m all about finding projects that are worth it. I might have to take a leaf out of your book and do all of the bedroom doors in our house in this nature. One turquoise, one yellow! Great job as usual ladies!

  • I’m all about that door! Such a simple, clean way to get creative with your space & colors!

  • It’s really hard to choose one, but the hand painted wall stole my heart a little more!

  • I adore the hand painted wall! You’ve inspired me to paint a wall in my home with this same pattern. Thanks Elsie & Laura!

  • Both techniques together look great! But I would have to day the 1/2 painted door or more my thing. Super simple and stand out. Great giveaway!

  • I love the patterned wall! Such a big statement in such a simple way.

  • Love that patterned wall. Love how the neutrals let the colors pop, but it’s still got a fun element all its own.

  • I think the wall looks great! (The door is fun too but I’m digging the wall!)

  • I totally dig the half painted door. I’ve never seen that before, but I’m in love already!

  • I love the half-painted door! It’s the perfect shade of yellow and it’s not overwhelmingly bright!

  • I like the half-painted door more, it’s so bold and different!

  • I absolutely love the pattern on the wall – and that color is gorgeous!

  • I’m crazy about that door! we are building a new house and I would love to have my closet and bathroom doors painted like that! Wow so cute! πŸ™‚

  • I love the half-painted door more, it’s so bold and different!

  • I really like the idea of playing with the doors. It’s so much more bold and unexpected!

  • I love love love the door, but feel like the patterned wall would go better in my room.

  • They’re both great! But… The statement wall totally suits my style. I need more statement walls in my life. πŸ™‚

  • my husband and i just bought our first home, so this would be amazing to win! i love the hand-painted wall.

  • I would love to do a hand made paint like Sol Lewitt’s. I will move into my new appartment (since I moved from Barcelona to Mexico City) so I think it can be a great project!

  • I love the half painted door, now if only I can convince my husband to do something like this in our house! πŸ™‚

  • I love the hand-painted wall–that grey is just perfect for the pattern! You guys are so creative and talented πŸ™‚

  • I love both looks!!! I am definitely going to add the wall pattern look to my house!

  • I love the handpainted patterned wall – especially with those curtains! So lovely. Can’t wait to try that technique out!

  • I really love the wall! I’m always trying to think of ways to decorate a wall that has patterns and color without having to buy artwork πŸ™‚

  • I’m a total sucker for the half painted door! What a genius idea!!! Totally doing this for the door leading out to my garage … It’s attached to my office and would add SO much!!!

  • The half-painted door is perfection! I completely plan on doing this…our apartment desperately needs a coat of paint!

  • I love the half-painted door! I might do something similar to the door of my downstairs powder room.

  • I love the wall, though I fear my patience would run out halfway through, leaving an extra interesting bit of art… So, door it is! Both fun!

  • I love the half painted door! I can imagine the door closed on the outside of the office and I see that it’s half colored, I would think that the creativity on the inside is coming through the door haha idk I love the door and that is what I’m doing to mine. Thanks for the idea 😊

  • I’m impressed by how cool that wall looks! It’s subtle, but a bold statement at the same time.

  • Absolutely LOVE the half-painted door (i think the yellow is making me biased) and I’m totally into painting the knob too!

  • Loving the hand painted accent wall! We went crazy when we moved into our house and painted our dining room Citron and living room Chartreuse, but our entry way and kitchen are a plain white. I thought that would sort of help rest the eyes from all the color but it just makes them look disconnected from the rest of the house. They need some pizzaz!

    As always, super impressed!

  • LOVE THEME BOTH!! But I will definitely be trying the hand-painted wall, there are so many fun variations possible.

  • I LOVE the door, but since I rent I can’t quite commit to anything like that just yet. I can’t wait to one day make bold decorating decisions like that!

  • Can international readers enter this giveaway too? I really LOVE the door, it makes the house so much more fun!

  • I really love both methods. The half painted door is such a statement and the hand painted wall is so fun! I’ve never been that great at painting, but I love doing it.

  • That half painted door is incredible. I love how white and yellow POP! Absolutely gorgeous!


  • That patterned wall is rocking my little handmade world.

  • Love both, but I’ve got to say, as a renter, I think the door would be a little easier to cover up once I inevitably move again!

  • I’m loving the hand painted wall. Gives a nice pop without too much paint. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I like the half/half door! It could be cool to do a multi-colorblocked door, too πŸ™‚

  • I really like them both. The half painted door is such a statement and the hand painted wall is so fun! I’ve never been that great at painting, but I really enjoy doing it.

  • Painted door wins hands on! The accent wall is very nice too, but I just love a good colorblock statement door. That bright yellow paint is fantastic, just what one needs to step into her office with the right (cheerful) spirit! Xo

  • i love the hand painted wall, but would get someone else to do it for me, because i’m shaky. the half painted door i would totally feel comfortable with doing myself, though. love them.

  • I’m all about the hand painted wall, I think my next home painting project will be something similar to that in my guest bathroom (in bright turquoise!)

  • I think the wall is my favorite! Really adds subtle dimension and intrest without the commitment of a bolder choice!

  • The half painted door looks AMAZING!!! Such a simple concept with such a bold presence. LOVE IT!

  • I totally love the door half painted idea! I actually wouldn’t mind trying a triangle on the upper part of the door and then painting the bottom half the door as well (with the same color). I don’t venture much with paint, so that would be a great way to branch out and try something BOLD!


  • I really like the door, in your house. But I think the hand painted wall is more versatile and would work really well in MY house. πŸ™‚

  • I love the hand-painted wall! It seems so easy to change when you decide you need to freshen up a space. Love it!

  • I love both!! I think I would do the half painted door! Such a bold and fun idea!! Alright… I’d totally do both! Btw I jut got my copy of Happy Handmade Home and I LOVE it!

  • I love the half-painted door. It has so much personality with a lot less effort than painting the rest of the room. So sweet!

  • Love the half painted door!!
    So simple, so much impact! πŸšͺ😍

  • I JUST painted my pantry door, but have been looking for something to do in our guest bathroom! this accent wall might be what we decide on πŸ˜€

  • The patterned wall turned out so fun and I love how the curtains are hung on that wall as well! Great job, Laura!

  • The wall is definitely my favorite! I’m going to try the same in my home office/hallway.

  • I really really like the wallpaper pattern. I can totally see that in my flat. πŸ™‚

  • I really love the accent wall–looks sort of like it is a larger version of some of your new design products that I can see taped to the wall in these pictures! A perfect representation of what’s ahead for ABM…

  • I love the door but that wall! Wow! Would never have thought to do something so simple! And it looks stunning with those curtains! Xx

  • That hand painted accent wall is to die for and can totally see myself doing it in my home! (but I love that too too!)

  • Oh, the hand painted wall is incredible! I feel so inspired – which wall in my house can I paint!?

  • I love the painted wall! I recently tried the stencil wall from your book but didn’t turn out good because of the popcorn walls πŸ™ Didn’t think that through! ) Maybe I’ll try this instead πŸ™‚

  • I love both designs! I am moving to my first home soon and am looking for easy ways to add color!!

  • I love the simplicity of the wall and the visual interest it adds without being overwhelming! It is a really fabulous, and easy, idea!

  • I prefer the half-painted door. It’s surprising, unexpected and looks cool. The hand-painted printed wall, looks hand-painted. I guess I am too much of a perfectionist for it not to be a perfect pattern. We just moved into a new house, so would love the paint and to do some DIYing! (I’m obsessed with your joybird couch and use of bright colors!)

  • I love the bright pop of color that the door has! But I think of the two, the subtle wall pattern is my favorite!

  • The half-painted door is such a cool idea, especially with all the details (knob, etc.) painted too!

  • I LOVE the painted door. My boyfriend and I just bought a house and I’ve actually been daydreaming of a half painted door somewhere!

  • I like the hal-painted door…then again I think yellow is the best color in the world!

  • Moving soon and I can’t wait to paint only half my bedroom door in mint !!! Thank you for the day to day inspiration!
    XOXO Kiss from Paris (where we LOVE you ^^)

  • Wow, hard to decide. I think the wall wins by a hair. Both are amazing. What an inspiring office.


  • I love the half-painted door…then again I think yellow is the best color in the world!

  • AHH, I love BOTH! But I think the door makes such a bold graphic statement! I would definitely love to try the door technique in my own home – maybe in black and white??

  • Love all the pop of colors – works well when done right! Are all the papers that are taped to the wall behind the sofa inspirations for your new product line coming out? Just curious… πŸ™‚

  • I love the accent wall! I have one that is in desparate need of an update and this is a perfect solution!

  • I love the half painted door. A simple, yet bold statement piece. <3

  • Both look AMAZING but my fav is the patterned wall!!! Feeling very inspired ~ thanks ABM and Dutch Boy <3

  • I am absolutely in love with that wall! My jaw literally dropped when I saw the finished product. I’m now looking around my house to find a wall I can paint like that too. It seriously looks so amazing. You guys did a wonderful job!

  • Both are so lovely! I do love the effect of the accent wall, thoughβ€”such a simple method for a profound change.

  • The wall… As a renter I can see that being easy to do and easy to paint over before moving!

  • The half painted door is so unique, yet simple! (which is why I love it!) It’s like… why didn’t *I* think of that? :0) You girls are too cute. I love how you break down how to do everything so it’s easy for us. Awesome giveaway… I need more color (paint) in my life :0) !!!!

  • I LOVE that simple patterned wall. This would be something I could take on in my rental as it’s easily covered up with a fresh coat when we move out.

  • I’m loving the half painted door. So whimsical and fun.

  • I love the concept of a hand-painted wall, but the door has so much surprising pop!

  • I like the handpainted wall because it sort of looks like wallpaper but without the trouble of hanging — and later removing — wallpaper.

    Also, it gave me the idea of doing a similar wall with raindrop shapes.

    Thanks for the tip about making a guide. That’s a really smart idea.

  • i am in LOVE with that half-painted door! that bright yellow color is gorgeous night to the bright blue couch.

  • I would probably do a hand painted wall, we are going to have another baby so I was thinking of spurcing up the kids room and I thought paint could help make it look bigger. After seeing the painted door I may even go in that direction, either way I need paint!

  • I’m really into the patterned wall! Especially as an accent wall. I’m in the process of a move/renovation so this giveaway would be a great help!

  • So inspired by the hand painted wall. I would love to try this!

  • I love both, but I would say that the half-painted door is my favorite! It’s just a simple way to make sure a big statement! My boyfriend and I will be getting our first place together in January and I definitely want to try these techniques to add our personalities to the space.

  • I love the wall! It’s amazing that something so simple could look so good.

  • That patterned wall is so simple but adds so much to the space! I love it. Definitely going to have to give that a go.

  • The wall is cool. Way more dynamic than the standard accent wall.

  • I am 13 and I love the Wall! It is so unique you would never find one anywhere else!

  • Love the statement wall! Such a simple pattern that looks so great once it is completed.

  • I am loving the painted door! I have been looking for simple, fun things to do to make my home more my own. I am definitely going to try this!

  • I just bought a house so I’ve been tucking away design ideas. I lovelovelove the hand painted wall! And also, I adore the transom window.

  • The door and the wall and both equally AMAZING!!! If I had to choose just one…I’d go with the door. The door is EVERYTHING! First thing people see. πŸ™‚

  • i love the door but I love the wall even more!!! seems super perfect specially for someone not committed 100% to an entire wall.
    but something I really loved was the stripped ceiling in Emma’s and the girls office!!! what a way to set a statement. believe it or not that’s the first time ive seen that!
    not even on pinterest….and its pinterest!!!

    I love it all and from the little glimpses, Elsie I LOVE your office!!!!

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    I love the hand painted wall. Such a great idea for my kids room, such a gender neutral design and not to mention cute.

  • Both fit the space so well, but I am partial to the half painted door! So cheerful πŸ™‚ love love love your new office space Elsie! Can’t wait to see the rest in more detail!

  • Love the half painted door! I’m moving into a new place and am looking to add lots of color, so love this idea and your office! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  • I absolutely love both! I think I might have to do what accent wall in my living room and the door would spice up the inside of the bathroom or bedroom!

  • Wow, I really love both but if I had to chose: half painted door. What a unique and simple thing to do to change the look of the whole room. You girls are really so creative. It is inspiring.

  • I love the hand painted wall it’s fantastic and I want to do it in my office πŸ™‚

  • I love both projects, but I think the hand painted wall is my favorite. So much better than wallpaper!

  • I love both but the half door is something I need to try!

  • LOVE the accent wall! I have been looking for a subtle, but interesting way to fill a wall in my house. I think I’ve found it!

  • Love the painted wall! All of your painted patterns have turned out so neat – I especially love the bathroom pattern.

  • I adore the half/door! Sorry if that sounds corny but it’s great.

  • The half painted door is soooo cool! I kind of want to do that diagonal on an accent wall too!! Super fun

  • Love love! Both are super fun, but I like the impact the patterned wall has, even with such a subtle color. Fabulous!

  • I love love the hand-painted wall! It’s so simple and chic!! I like that it’s graphic without being too over the top bold.

  • I love the wall! Great way to add pattern without going overboard.

  • I prefer the hand-painted wall! It’s so simple, yet it stands out. πŸ™‚

  • I LOVE the hand painted statement wall! I recently painted my studio with a fresh coat of white and would love to add something like that as an accent!

  • I like the half-painted door cause we can mix up different color for different doors at your house ( example, bathroom, bedroom, etc..) Each color will personalize your mood for every room around the house.

  • The half painted door is striking, yet more subtle than the accent wall. I like that in an office space as, though the door is inspiring, creative, and fun to look at, it’s less busy and creates more calm than an accent wall. Accent door for the win!

  • I am totally into the hand painted wall, except that it’s a little hard to choose. I might need to go paint my bedroom now!

  • Awesome giveaway guys! I loved both methods, but my heart goes to that crazy beautiful door! So much character :))

  • Love love love the hand-painted wall! So simple but stylish and versatile. It makes such a difference in the room!

  • Love the new office space…I was saying to myself “where is Elsie’s desk” when finally it appeared, very neat, retro and pretty. All in all… a sweet and creative space to come up with more magic and projects!

  • As much as I love the way the wall looks, it seems like a lot of work. So I’m going to go with the door. It’s so simple and bright!

  • I’m in love with that yellow color! I would do the hand painted wall (once I’m done removing wallpaper in this old house!)

  • Love that hand painted wall! Would love to create a wall like that

  • I like both too! But the wall is my fav because it’s so easy but turned out fabulous! I’ve always been intimated to try stenciling or free handing a wall like this. But this is definitely something I would try!

  • This is a nail biter! I’m torn because I love the crazy idea of painting a door that way. The yellow totally jazzes up the space. Good for people who are afraid of color! The wall idea is brilliant! It might take some patience, but to get the same effect as wallpaper is remarkable. This is especially great for rentals. I’m going to show this to my sister, since she is thinking of painting my niece’s room. She can do white with pink, or pink with white. Endless possibilities! So if I have to choose…I choose wall. Thanks for the great ideas!

  • I love painted accent walls. I painting birch trees in my bedroom, and now I’m thinking of painting some giant colorful flowers in the living room.

  • The hand painted wall is my fav! I want to do this in my bedroom.

  • I love the half-painted door! any way to add more yellow! Can’t wait to see more photos of the office!

  • I am so inspired by the hand painted wall. This has my brain rolling with ideas for my master bedroom!

  • For me it’s the hand painted wall, hands down. I think it creates more of a statement without being overpowering despite it being a wall versus a door. The color choice tones it down but still adds dimension and interest.

  • I love both ideas but for my room I’d have to go with the wall since my door is already stained a beautiful color – great idea!

  • I love the wall! I might try a similar pattern using tape since I’m a renter πŸ™‚

  • Looks awesome! It’s super hard to decide between the two…but I’m digging the boldness of the half-painted door!

  • I love the statement wall, hands down! The color makes it so that it’s not over powering in a small space but still adds interest. Awesome wallpaper alternative!

  • hand painted wall! would love to try when I’m not a renter anymore πŸ™‚

  • Oh, I LOVE a good painted door! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ugh, love both, hard decision! If I were doing it for myself, though, I’d do the wall πŸ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity!

  • I adore the half-painted wall, but I think my favourite is the wall. When I saw the first picture of it, I didn’t think I’d like it, but I love the overall effect it creates and it’s so simple that you really don’t have to be afraid of messing things up.

  • I absolutely adore the look of your half-painted wall! It’s so bright and cheerful and UNEXPECTED! I can’t wait to see even more of your gorgeous space.


  • I absolutely adore the look of your half-painted wall! It’s so bright and cheerful and UNEXPECTED! I can’t wait to see even more of your gorgeous space.


  • Oh i am so in love with the half painted door in yellow! I think I may do this for my office at home πŸ˜€ beautiful space, Elsie.

  • Oh, that is a tough call. I love the half painted door, but I see myself leaning more toward the wall for my own house. Both look incredible in your office, Elsie!

  • I really, really like the wall, and the suggestion about making a guide is inspired. Thank you!

  • Super hard choice to make because I love them both! I would probably try the half-painted door first though so we’ll go with that one.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I love the half painted door – so fresh and unique looking!

  • This is a hard one both are so great. I would choose the patterned wall on my bedroom and my son would love the half painted door for his room door. Thanks for creating some more inspiration!!

  • I rally love both, but since I live in an apt. the door is more practical (and a better way to make sure I get my deposit back!)

  • love the hand painted wall! already trying to figure out which wall of mine i can do this to πŸ™‚

  • I love both of them, but if I had to pick just one I would go with the door. We have a ton of old doors in our house, and I think the half painted door would be so much fun to try.

  • I love the wall because its subtle enough to use anywhere in the house without sacrificing impact.

  • I love the hand-painted wall (would love to try it in multicolours).

  • Love the half painted doorπŸ˜ƒ! Bright yellow is such a fun color!

  • I’m into the half-painted door. It’s jus the project my 16 year old daughter’s room needs to make it fun.

  • The hand-painted wall! I might need to try that in my babies’ room.

  • The hand painted wall would be the perfect fix for my currently boring room. My fiancΓ© and I are on a tight budget until the wedding, but working in interior design – I hate bland!!
    Love the office, elsie! Thanks for the giveaway ABM!

  • I like the painted door! I think it is better than trying to wood stain the door.

  • I love both but I think the hand painted adds more of a personal touch. Keeps your space unique! Y’all amaze me everyday with all the wonderful and creative ideas that comes out of those brains!

  • Of course the patterned painted wall, so clever. LOVE the way you inspire me.
    Thanks for sharing YOUR creative and talented selves.

  • I am absolutely in LOVE with both, but I would prefer to do a wall in my house.

  • I really love the half painted door! It is so different and fun. If I did a half painted door, I think I would use a mint color. But the yellow is so cool, too. I don’t think I could convince the hubby of yellow in our home ;).

  • I’d go with the diagonal half door. The patterned wall is great, but I’m too much a stickler to freeform without perfect spacing.

  • I love love the half painted door! It leaves so much ro for creativity (angles, overlapping colors, etc) and is just enough not to make the hallway overwhelming.

  • I LOVE the handpainted wall. I’ve been wanting to try something like this!

    My husband and I are moving into a new space next week that already has beautiful grey walls… but I think a handpainted accent would be just the trick to make it more “us”.


  • I totally love the half painted door, I think I may even do it in a teal color myself!

  • The door! It looks amazing – what a difference color makes.

  • I would love to try the painted wall in my kitchen!

  • I love the hand-painted wall. Neutrals are my favorite! (Would be great with a metallic color too, like a silver or copper.)

  • The handpainted wall looks amazing! I’d love to do something like that in my hallway to separate the entryway space from the rest!

  • I like the patterned wall – I have one patterned wall in my condo. Now I want more!

  • I think I am more into the handpainted wall and can see myself doing that to my living room.

  • I’m really digging the hand painted wall, I’d buy that as wallpaper!

  • I’m loving the patterned statement wall. I usually like super clean lines, but this look is striking!

  • I also love both, but a hand painted wall is just what I need in my bedroom, and u guys gave me a great idea. Thank you and keep up the good work :*

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  • I loves the hand painted wall! I want one for my home office

  • LOVE the wall. Would never have thought something so simple would make such a huge impact!

  • definitely the hand painted wall! amazing. I just did a wall mural in my spare bedroom, inspired by Oh happy days polka dot wall from a few years ago. Hand painted walls are the way forward!


  • I loves the hand painted wall! I want one for my home office

  • The wall is my favourite. I have been wanting to try a little accent wall in our home for awhile now!

  • The door has my heart! Thank you for such an awesome opportunity!

  • I was skeptical about the wall in the first picture you showed of Laura painting it… but when I saw it in context I was eating that skepticism right up! I love it so much!

  • I recently did something similar to the hand painted wall on a couple canvases and I love how they look!

  • Adore the half-painted door!!!! Ahhhhh want to do that for my office!!!! Beautiful office you have, Elsie!!! Love it all SO much!! :))

  • I love both! I’d probably do the door, for less commitment, but I love the simplicity of an accent wall that’s not a totally different color than the other three, ya know?

  • I adore the simplicity of the statement wall and I’m obsessed with that color! I’m pretty excited about those simple paint cans too πŸ™‚

  • I do like both but I especially like the half painted door. But I really do like the painted over door knob.

  • I love the door but it’s not as renter friendly, so i’d go with a patterned wall! My kitchen definitely needs a little something something.

  • Love the yellow! Love the half painted door technique!,

  • I think the subtly of the hand painted patterned wall is more my style.

  • I love the hand painted wall. It’s like wall paper but much more modern.

  • I love the handpainted wall. I want to do one with gold stamped bunnies!

  • I love them both but I would be more likely to do the statement wall!

  • The patterned wall is more me although I could see a half painted wall with a vertical stripe in my space. Fun ideas!

  • I love the statement wall but the half painted door is just such a simple way to add some flair!!!

  • They are both great, but I can totally see the accent wall in our house–super cute!!!!

  • The wall is my fave. I love neutrals in a space filled with natural light and I think the little bits of gray are the perfect amount of color!

  • I would definitely have to say the half painted door! There is just something so fun about the diagonal block of bright color.

  • I love both, but the wall is my favorite! You could do so many things starting with those steps. I like the idea of making the strokes into arrows with an accent color. Filing this away for when we buy a house someday!

  • Who would have thought that a half painted door would look so neat?! I love the door project. Thank you for the idea and inspiration!

  • Not sure I can choose which one I like more… both are so cool! But I am loving the half painted door the most, I think!


  • Wow! They both were some simple, but creative techniques kind of hard to choose from…but I would totally do the half door!! Maybe mix it up a little with several colors. Pretty wicked!!

  • Both are awesome, but as soon as I saw the wall, I wanted to try it in our bathroom!

  • love the painted patterned wall!!! i have a lot of white walls that cover more than one room (lofty apartment) and that technique would be so fun to fade one room into another! love it!

    xoxo, julie

  • I love the simplicity and elegance of the painted wall technique! I would love to try it once I have my own place!

  • Loving the hand painted wall! I’m about to move and have to redecorate and entirely new space, so this prize would be especially useful! πŸ™‚

  • I love the wall! Quick and subtle, but with a totally dramatic impact.

  • I love both techniques so much! BUT… I live in a loft with no doors, so the hand painted wall technique would be the winner for me!

  • Love both! I would choose the patterned wall (b/c my doors are stained wood….not sure how that would look half painted). Thanks!!

  • I love the handpainted wall! It’s just fantastic!

  • i really really like the statement wall. It appeals to my sense.

  • I love love LOVE the hand painted wall! I’d love to do one with spots! a polka-dotty wall is just what I should do to brighten up my wall πŸ˜€

  • I’ve been thinking of doing a patterned wall in our guest room, this seems perfect!

  • The wall came out amazing…looks like wallpaper. very cool idea

  • I love the whole room! will definitely need to steal some ideas when I move next year. I love the door because i would never have thought of doing it and it looks amazing.

  • The hand-painted door creates such an illusion no matter how you look at it. I love it!

  • I think the hand-painted door creates such a great illusion no matter how you look at it! I love it!

  • The door is honestly so adorable. I’ll probably spend all my time trying to figure out a renter friendly version now. I need it!

  • I love the wall. I wish I was able to paint a dorm room, It’s so boring and the wall looks so easy and cute!!

  • I definitely like the hand painted wall the best! It definitely adds that “imperfectly perfect” touch to a wall! πŸ™‚

  • I absolutely LOVE the door. Such a fun and easy way to add a pop of color! Especially since it can be done on just one or both sides. Maybe chalkboard paint for the inside of a kids room?

  • The hand painted wall adds such a nice touch to the room! It makes it feel super special!

  • I LOVE hand-painted wall. I would love to do something similar in my bathroom!

  • I think the hand painted wall is my favorite. I adored the constellation painted bathroom that you guys did earlier this year, and this just reminds how fun it would be to branch out and do something different to my walls. So cute!

  • I love the half painted door but the hand painted wall looks so amazing! It adds the perfect oomph to the room! I definitely have to try this (:

  • I love the accented wall! It’s so unique and looks great.

  • I actually love them both and could totally see myself doing both in my office!!!

  • I like the door, but it doesn’t really fit the style of my home. That hand-painted wall, though, is THE MOST ADORABLE WALL EVER! I seriously love how simply modern and chic it looks without being too trendy. It looks great now, and it will still look great in a few years. What a great alternative to patterned wallpaper.

  • I love the hand-painted wall! We’ve been wanting to do a hand-painted sheep stencil wall in our yarn store, and I would be so happy to gift my mom $350 to do a laundry room upgrade she desperately needs! And of course we’d send you guys pictures of both! πŸ˜‰

  • I love the wall! And I really love the bright yellow you choose for the door. πŸ™‚ Cute room!

  • These both look so great- I love your office! I’m really drawn to the half painted doors, and all the doors in our house could use a fresh coat of paint!

  • I love them both, but I would love to paint one of our doors halfway!

  • I adore that wall! Who knew something so simple could have such a cute impact. Well done ladies!!

  • Yours is the first partially painted door I’ve seen (or heard of) and I’m all over pinterest – really neat idea!

    I have a new builder-grade-everything house and doors are next on my list to jazz up a bit.

    That said, I think I love the hand painted wall even more. I would have never thought of something like this, even though it seems simple enough. Really cool!

  • Definitely the statement wall! Totally wanna try this!

  • The accent wall is so simple but cute! The half painted door is really different though, gotta be my favourite! Thanks for the giveaway! xo

  • I really like the patterned painted wall. It has the wow factor. Appreciate the tips.

  • I honestly couldn’t pick a favorite – I love BOTH ideas, and really can’t wait to get a house so I can use all of your decorating tips! πŸ˜€

  • That yellow door is amazing. I would love to use this technique in my own home.

  • While I love the half painted door, I never thought to freehand paint such a simple pattern on the wall! Such a great idea!

  • I couldn’t begin to decide. They are both totally awesome! Love the colors, too! Adorable! ❀️

  • It’s so difficult to pick one over the other. I truly adore both! But the crispness of the door is just so striking!

  • I love the yellow on the door, but I’d have to go with the wall! So simple and elegant.

  • The wall is my favorite! I really love the door but the pattern you designed for the wall is just so beautiful and unique. It really pulls the room together. love it.

  • They both look amazing, but I’d have to say the pattern wall is my favorite!!

  • You know I love me some handpainted walls! But I did just paint my office door yellow, so I love both!

  • I love the free hand in grey! So easy and its not the commitment of wallpaper πŸ˜‰

  • I’m loving that accent wall. Neutral yet loud all at once. Awesome!

  • I prefer the hand-painted wall, it looks like it would take longer but I love the look of it!

  • I like the wall technique because it’s seems you could either go big or small to contrast or accent your furniture. I think you could do this with the door. Make it rustic or modern with paint.

  • I love the hand painted wall. It’s amazing how a little bit of pattern adds to the fun of the room. Great job, Laura!

  • I really love the hand painted wall. I think it would be fun to do something like that in my son’