Friday, June 26, 2009

Off the Wall

Last week took me once again to the local design center, a favorite place to wander or, more often, seek out the perfect welt or chair fabric to complete a current project.

My most recent visit was a little of both: My goal was to track down the perfect wallcovering for a client, a married couple, one of whom hates wallpaper. Good luck with that one, right?

In an effort to appease the wallpaper-averse of the two (who dislikes it primarily for its perceived permanence), we came up with the idea to fabricate framed panels of it, thus making it less expensive (as we're not covering an entire room or even an entire wall) and removable. Voila!

Now to find the perfect pattern. Easier said than done. But I stopped dead in my tracks in the local Osborne & Little showroom when I entered to see an entire wall done in this:

Not only is it insanely gorgeous, but it's the perfect colorway for our room, soon to be done up in ink blue with orange leather chairs, and the insanely beautiful new Talitha rug from Jonathan Adler... Have you seen it?Like many of Jonathan Adler's rugs, it can be customized in any of his wool colors and fabricated in any size. We're ordering it up in an ink blue and natural combination. Can't wait to see the finished product!

But I digress. (Shocker, right?) Let's get back to that wallpaper.... Egads! It's a new issue from O&L designed by Henry Wilson, described by O&L as such: "the celebrated photographer, artist and Indian expert, who has been commissioned by Osborne & Little to design this magnificent collection of wallpapers."

Henry describes his inspiration as follows:“The rich combination of wall and architectural detail and soaring architecture in India can be overwhelming, much of the fine detail is easily overlooked among the kaleidoscope of pattern and colour. It is these frequently missed decorative details that I have drawn upon for my designs.”

Goodness knows we are a sucker for anything with a) pattern; b) color; and c) any sort of reference to India. Sold!

Check out some other colorways and patterns from the new line:

See the full line here.


Rebecca June said...

I love the last paper. Yum! It almost looks like Willy Wonka where you could lick it!


Rebecca June

Revival Home and Garden said...

I would not encourage licking, but they do say it is spongeable. Close enough, yes?

Real Card Studio said...

I adore your wallpaper posts. I love it all!

Averill said...

Stunning! I'm currently looking for wallpaper for my new powder room and these are all gorgeous, but I expect nothing less from O&L. Btw, my husband is similarly wallpaper-adverse, alas, but has agreed to do the powder room as it's the tiniest room in the house.

Revival Home and Garden said...

What is it with men and wallpaper?

Alicia said...

I'd stick with your first love..the Osborne & Little. Its a perfect statement, especially in relation to the chairs.
I did the panels in my first apartment where everything was a no no. It gives you the freedom to change out & introduce naysayers.
Although I think this wallpaper should change anyones mind.
Please, if your clients allow you, post the afters.

Renee Finberg said...

would you like to exchange links with me ?
i adore your blog and have added you to my blogroll.

Revival Home and Garden said...

Thanks, Renee. I'd be happy to add you to my list--your blog is lovely!

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