13 October 2010

wallpaper!

the front cover of wallpaper- featuring a gorgeous scenic chinoiserie paper from fromental
sara ruffin costello may think wallpaper is "kind of last year", but maison21 would fiercely disagree- wallpaper will always have a spot in the decorators toolbox, right along with paint and fabric.  to ignore it would result in less depth, texture, and interest in decor; plus, sometimes it's just plain old fun...
a feature on cole & son, one of our favorite wallpaper companies (though our favorite pattern, fornasetti's malachite didn't make the cut).
thankfully charlotte abrahams and the overlook press are in agreement with m21, and their upcoming title, wallpaper, the ultimate guide, celebrates wallpaper in all it's glory- from its history, to the most popular styles, to the latest manufacturers- it's a visual feast of wallpaper mania.
one of the many varied and eclectic wallpaper interiors featured...
 in addition to countless photos of wallpaper in action, the book also includes 150 plates of full-scale wall paper patterns- with that many to choose from, even sara will find something she likes! 
an index page of the 150 full page, full scale wallpaper plates.  these plates make the book a delight of pattern and color!
m21 loves his advance copy (thanks, overlook!), and so will you (or the decorator in your life- remember, xmas is just around the corner!)

4 comments:

julia wheeler said...

wow... how amazing is that dining room?! lurve it:)

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Lovely book.
Thank you for sharing.
Teresa

Regina said...

I'm a decorative painter and yet I still love wallpaper. Thanks for the post, the book referral and the WSJ article, too. :)

IIDA said...

What a gorgeous collection. The range of color and pattern would be fitting for any space. Great post!

Jamie Herzlinger