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Everything that is old is new again…and wallpaper is no exception. Subtle textures on the wall were an 80’s trend…and a 60’s trend…and on and on. The latest wallpaper books in the showroom are filled with textures, sheen and muted designs. I think the featured paper, Travertino, from Osborne & Little would be a wonderful cane. Start with the chrysanthemum cane, cut, reassemble. HMMMM…time to head to the studio to experiment.

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We haven’t visited Schumacher for awhile. Schumacher is know for timeless design and on occasion a little whimsy. Aviary is from the Modern Nature Wallpaper collection and falls into the later category. There is a new Schumacher Trina Turk fabric collection on the way…should be interesting.

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Sanderson is celebrating 150 years of English decoration. “Arthur Sanderson started his business in 1860 importing and selling wallpaper.  Throughout its long history, Sanderson has continued to produce wallpaper to suit the style of the times.  The range today includes bold stylised florals, classic English chintzes, plain textures, smart stripes, trellises and small scale motifs which are printed in the UK.” Even though Sanderson is know for traditional design you can also walk on the wild side. The featured item is a 50’s inspired wallpaper…Dandelion Clocks.

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Run…don’t walk to your nearest Thybony wallpaper resource to see the the Winfield Design Amadeo book.  We recently received the sample book in the showroom and when this book is discontinued…I WANT IT!!! The textures are amazing.

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Where was this wallpaper when my children were growing up…this is fabulous! I’ve mentioned the resurgence of wallpaper in previous posts. The ‘fussines’ is gone, the scale is large, and the coloration is definitely on the edge. The featured wallpaper is from Porter Teleo. The photo is a great example of the new trend in wallpaper…large bold scale and not a ‘cute’ flower in site.

BTW: This is a photo of Kelly Wearstler and her sons in their home. Kelly’s designs were featured earlier this week.

BTW#2: Porter & Teleo is another Kansas City connection.

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That is the headline of a Farrow & Ball ad featuring a luscious green paint & paper. I could not find the ad online…but I did find this lotus paper. Not bad for a second choice.

“The Lotus Papers are an artisanal lotus-flower design, which is drawn from 19th century French archives and influenced by the Arts & Crafts Movement.”

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wattsMany of the high end fabric & wallpaper manufacturer’s rely on old homes & estates in Europe for inspiration. In many cases the designs are painstakingly  reproduced in their original scale and color…these are called Documentary Designs. In the same collection there may be newer colorways added but these designs would not be considered a Document. A few of the documentary fabrics and wallpapers are reproduced by the same manufacturers using the same looms or screens as the original…Amazing. Homes in the US are rarely used for documents. They are not old enough!!!

The featured wallpaper is from Watts of Westminster. This is a terrific example of a Documentary Design.Provenance: Document ñ wallpaper: design has been drawn from a fragment found in an elegant town house, Camberwell, South London. Attributed to C F A Voysey, the pattern is a fine example of the tulip detail so typical of the late nineteenth century. Contrary to the Watts normal practise of recreating a design true to its original interpretation, in the Camberwell the subtle characteristic blemishes of age evident on the fragment have been carefully retained. “

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