If you’ve ever considered wallpapering a room in your home, you know it’s not an easy, slapdash decision. It takes careful consideration to choose the right pattern, placement, and color palette. Luckily, we’ve brought in an expert to share everything you need to know before whipping out the wall paste.

Austin-based Breathe Design Studio is helmed by Christine Turknett Ho, an award-winning designer known for beautifully balanced interiors. Her aesthetic is modern and contemporary, clean and calming—and always thoughtful. In the slideshow, Christine takes us through a few favorite spaces, sharing tips, tricks, and styling hacks every step of the way.