Blackbirds on Bravo

I just heard from Karli Hendrickson, Cavern Intern-at-Large, that Bravo’s “Bethany Getting Married?” recently had a scene in which Bethany went shopping for baby clothes.  She apparently went to YOYA, an adorable shop in the west village, that prominently features Cavern’s Blackbird wallpaper.  Here are some cute shots from the store:


Introducing the Cavern Gift Box Collection

Big News!  Cavern is thrilled to announce the launch of our new gift box collection.  The boxes are hand made in the USA with our hand-silk screened wallpaper.  They are intended to be sold in gift shops, so when you’re buying a present for someone, you buy the box as a beautiful (and simple) presentation package.

Cavern is very happy to be working with the exceptional rep group Aesthetic Movement to sell the collection.  All orders should go through A/M:

A special thanks to all the Cavern interns, especially Pat Shiu, for making this collection possible.  We are so happy to move into a product that is still fabulously patterned and true to our “Cavern” roots but at the same time accessible to all Cavern lovers.  The gift boxes will arrive in stores this Fall.

Beautiful Homes Wallpaper

Using Wallpaper, Even If You’re Afraid Of Commitment

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:

Dear Cavern,

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.

Thank you!


Thanks for the kind words, Jennifer!  And congrats on the project!


Tom Slaugher Watertowers at Michael Hennessy Home

Photos from the Michael Hennessy Home opening party last night.  The store is featuring Tom Slaughter’s NYC Watertowers wallpaper — with his framed, watertowers print on top.  A very literal representation of my interest in the blurry line between wallpaper and fine art.

Beautiful Homes Wallpaper

New Installation Shot : Migration

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!

Beautiful Homes Wallpaper, General

Wallpaper Projects : Cabinets, Doors

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!