Friday, August 26, 2011

New Obsession: Wallpaper

Does that sound like the most boring blog topic or what?  

I think that most of us have been scarred by bad wallpaper at some point in our lives; and anyone who attempts to remove old wallpaper has probably stated repeatedly how much they never want to see wallpaper ever again.  

But seriously, wallpaper is awesome. 

It really appeals to the part of me that wishes I lived inside an Anthropologie store, the part that loves Whistler's peacock room and William Morris, the part whose design aesthetic is gradually evolving into a weird mix of mid-century modern and Georgian, clean lines and tapestry fabrics.  Yeah, I'm weird.

Anyway, while wandering aimlessly around Waterstones trying to decide on a book, I stumbled across this fabulous book:

Wallpaper: The Ultimate Guide

Charlotte Abrahams describes the revival of wallpaper in modern design, details the major names in wallpaper, and lists endless amounts of resources if you're interested in (admittedly not inexpensive) wallpaper for yourself.

Here are a few of my favorites from the book:

Horses Stampede by Florence Broadhurst

Muscat Yellow by MissPrint

Best in Show by Osborne & Little

And for the ultimate in luxury, check out the bespoke, hand-painted silk, embroidered chinoiserie from Fromental:

Unfortunately, living in a rented flat means no wallpaper for now.  Which is nice, because that means I don't have to worry about how expensive it is!  I can just look and dream.  

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