In the past few years, wallpaper has had a renaissance; a number of well-known designers have launched their own lines and the technology for custom designs has skyrocketed.
Serene New York City dining alcove: before
….and after (guest appearance by Gus) Photography Qixotic Imagery
I am happy about this flurry of activity: an exquisite wallpaper not only brings a wonderful touch to one’s home, it can transform an ordinary little space into something that looks like a lavish present waiting to be opened.
Often I seem to work with wallpapers in smaller rooms that need a bit of livening up, like a beautiful powder room, dining alcove or entryway.
I like the idea, too, of a wallpapered room pulling you toward a distant happy surprise.
My dream is to use Zuber’s Isola Bella magical landscape for a master bedroom suite. Any takers?
Some of my favorites are in these photographs: Osborne & Little and Harlequin, to name a few. I always love to see what Timorous Beasties are up to in the UK. They give a fun unexpected twist to classic styles. Closer to home in Brooklyn, the amazing Flavor Paper can produce ANYTHING from a personal blown up photograph to images pulled from Andy Warhol’s work http://www.flavorpaper.com/collections
And if you haven’t seen the film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” go see it. I stumbled onto it almost accidentally. An endearing coming-of-age story with a terrific cast. Ezra Miller steals the screen with his charismatic performance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5rh7O4IDc0