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Image features a brightly colored wallpaper printed with flock. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Not Your Typical Wallflowers
Another floral design, but not “just another floral.” This wallpaper is truly a product of the late 1960s, printed in four deeply saturated colors of flock on a marbled Mylar foil ground. From a distance it takes on the appearance of clouds with their free-form, rather ambiguous shapes. But closer inspection reveals this is indeed...
Image features wallpaper with a dense floral pattern with stylized flowers and strong vertical stems. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Burchfield’s Queen Anne’s Lace
This is a wallpaper by American watercolorist Charles Burchfield. It is quite a beautiful design with its mix of soft rounded forms and strong verticals, but seems to be one of his lesser known papers as I don’t see it getting published like two of his other designs, The Birches and Modernistic. It is a rather...
Image features a floral wallpaper with dense pattern of delphiniums against a black background. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Delphiniums to Inspire
I wanted to share this beautiful wallpaper with you. Columns of delphinium flowers captured at their peak, printed in intense shades of blue and white, are interspersed with a mix of smaller red flowers, all printed against a black background which makes the colors pop. It is a rather dense design but I think the...
Image features a wallpaper border containing two landscape scenes. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
A Plane, No Trains, and an Automobile
This wallpaper border shows two landscape scenes with the bottom one illustrating different forms of transportation including an automobile, a steam-powered boat, and a bi-plane faintly visible in the sky. While the design contains three modes of transport in use at the time this wallpaper was produced, it seems surprising that a train was not...
Image features a landscape design seen through a balustrade and colonnade. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this scenic wallpaper.
A French Garden for your Living Room
Scenic wallpapers originated in the early years of the nineteenth century, and found a renewed popularity during the Colonial Revival movement in the early twentieth century. Many new designs in scenic papers and murals were introduced mid-century following World War II, and scenic papers did actually serve a purpose in these new homes as the...
Image features a wallpaper border with a rose bush motif. Please scroll down for to read the blog post about this wallpaper.
One Thorny Wall Treatment
This is a wallpaper frieze containing stylized rose bushes printed on a striped and swirled ground, while an upside down heart motif placed behind the bush defines the shape of the climbing roses. The motif of the rose vines is nearly symmetrical and the delicacy of the scrolling and curving vines shows the influence of...
The image features a mural miniature by Joan Miro called "El Sol" or the Sun. Please scroll down for a further discussion of this wallpaper mural.
A Miró of Your Very own
A version of this post was originally published on June 4, 2017.   This is a repost from an earlier year, but it seemed appropriate for the warm summer weather currently being experienced across the United States. It is called El Sol, or the Sun, and it is printed in primarily cool colors which seems...
Image shows a wallpaper border that is embossed and die-cut paper with an image of grapes hanging from a trellis. Please scroll down for further information on this border paper.
Die-cut to Perfection: New Trend in Borders
Presenting an unusual wallpaper border that reflects both the current wall fashion and the use of new technology. This paper border is embossed and die-cut, with many open or pierced areas within the design. The border consists of large bunches of purple grapes hanging on the vine with green-colored foliage. The vine is suspended from...
Image features a wallpaper with a dense pattern of tree tops or foliage. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Up a Tree, Decoratively Speaking
This design of tree canopies is an unusual subject matter for a wallpaper but it makes more sense when put in context. I’m not sure where this was intended to be used but it seems appropriate for a hallway, den, or maybe a breakfast room. Just another way to bring nature, or thoughts of nature,...