Whimsical Wonderland

hrp-page-1hrp-page-4Wallpaper has recently rediscovered a new place in the world. Once the domain of bad taste, it can now be found in the chicest and loveliest of homes.  I covet wallpaper in closets, entryways, bathrooms, and children’s rooms, but they can also be done in a distinguished fashion in other rooms as well.  They can create really fanciful, whimsical spaces, a thing of wonder and fantasy.  Something only envisioned in dreams or in the imagination of childhood.

My personal peeves are homes that are “too done,” that don’t look lived in.  You don’t want to go overly precious or overly pattern-ey with wallpaper, keep some lived in surfaces around in spades to even out the space.  But do use wallpaper, it is so fun and really keeps a space lively.

Nama Rococo makes amazing hand painted wallpaper, really, really cool. Osborne & Little has some wonderful sophisticated choices.  Cole & Son is my personal favorite; they have been around since 1875 and have maintained their original designs and handmade craftsmanship.  They have a bespoke department and have the most amazing assortment of collections. Do check them out.  You won’t regret it.

When you’re young, you’re always wondering when you’re actually going to feel like a grownup. And I think you probably fear it, in a sense, too. There’s a danger to feeling like an adult… like this whimsical kid in you is going to die or something. And then all of a sudden, one day you kind of feel like an adult and it’s really nice.
Drew Barrymore



Courtesy of Cole & Son