Every once in a while, I get an e-mail from a customer that really stands out. This one comes from Jennifer, who (like many people) was wary of installing wallpaper permanently. She ended up mounting the paper onto foam core to great success:
A bit more than two years ago I bought Blackbird in gold/brown. I gave half to my mother as a gift and kept the other half for myself. Frankly, though I own my own home, I just didn’t want to put it on a wall. It felt like too big of a committment (any wonder why I’m still single?) What if I redecorated? What if I wanted the birds on a different wall? What, heaven forbid, if I moved and had to leave it BEHIND?
Solution: I dry mounted the wallpaper and framed it, so I can now move it around to my heart’s content. And, even more importantly, take it with me wherever I go!
It’s stunning! I currently have my framed wallpaper serving as a room divider. I stare at my wallpaper and am filled with incredible joy by its beauty.
Thanks for the kind words, Jennifer! And congrats on the project!
I see wallpaper everywhere, and I go back and forth between thinking it’s because my eye is trained to see wallpaper — or it’s because wallpaper actually is popping up everywhere and taking over the world. Commercials, movies and TV, fashion editorial…wallpaper wallpaper wallpaper! Below, some shots from the May Urban Outfitters catalog sent by Cavern intern-at-large Karli Hendrickson.
Thanks for the images Karli!
Just got this installation shot of Migration in a powder room.
I LOVE wallpaper in bathrooms — for a few reasons:
- You can take more design risks in a bathroom because the stakes are not as high as, say, the living room or the bedroom.
- The small space will enhance the wallpaper effect, allowing the pattern to really pack a punch and define the room.
- It can be a fun surprise when you open a bathroom door and see vibrant color or pattern inside.
- When you have people over, they will end up using the bathroom and complimenting you on your bold, design taste.
- Plus, wallpaper in the bathroom gives everyone something to look at while they’re taking care of business
Thanks for sending the photo Katherine– it looks great!
I’m a big fan of using wallpaper in ways beyond traditional wall coverings. Kara Dake entered her apartment in the apartment therapy small spaces competition and used some Cavern wallpaper scraps — blackbird on her cabinets and thatch on her closet door. Her space is busy, but the deign elements all go together because she keeps a consistent color pallet. That is the key to combining patterns. Congrats Kara!
Eye candy from my favorite design source, the Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Books from 1961 and 1975. There’s something about these images that really grabs me. Whether the room is spot on perfect, hilariously dated or even flat-out hideous, I can’t help but enjoy their unique visual attitude and charming vintage quality. For better or worse, they always make me think, “I can’t believe people actually lived like this.” Enjoy!