Wallpaper Designs That Have Been Talked About For Years

Leta Austin Foster and Associates

Leta Austin Foster and Associates

Wallpaper can be the quickest way of adding texture to a room without the legwork of painting.  Wallpaper can also do wonders by concealing the worst of walls. It can make a tremendous difference in a room decorated around the English styles by adding drama, color, and excitement to the room.  It has the ability to add historical flavor to a room, and infuse color on the walls in a way that is decorative. Prints can be a remarkable tool for a designer or homeowner who wants to give an impression of a room based around a period theme.

Tom Scheerer is one of America’s favorite designers. His design style always sides on classic arrangements that are upscale with a comfortable approach.   His work has appeared in the top design magazines such as Elle Décor, House & Garden, Architectural Digest, and House Beautiful, which includes him annually in its list of America’s “Top 100″ designers. After graduating with a degree in architecture, Scheerer formed a design partnership with now famous designer Jeffrey Bilhuber.  Then in 1995, Scheerer formed his own Manhattan-based decorating firm, and since then has been tremendously successful.

He has always emphasized color and texture over purely decorative.  Fussy furniture isn’t practical for anyone who wants to actually use their home. Choose furniture that has a combination of good looks with practical comfort. Some of his best work in my opinion has been some of the large scale graphic wall prints and wallpapers which can be seen floating around the internet on every blog.

As you can see in some of his designs he works with darker wallpapers and brighter upholstery or wood furniture which complements each other nicely.  The Lyford Cay Club features a bold brown and white print with pastel tones in the furnishings.  Pink and orange pop against the dark wall prints.

Don’t underestimate great furniture.  It can really transform a room like nothing else.  With great looking antiques, you can leave your walls bone white and still have a magazine worthy interior.  In the San Remo Apartment, white washed wood Louis XVI chairs look terrific against the washed wood flooring.  In another picture of this apartment, (what appears to be) a white washed console table looks amazing against lighter colored stone.  Orange leather, and clay pots bring color into this room, while at the same time looks natural with the scheme of this home.

Companies offering wallpapers generated from original documents

Adelphi Paperhanging’s -1770 to 1850 documented patterns; blockprinted using traditional methods and materials.
Aesthetic Interiors –Wallpapers from the Aesthetic movement, late Victorian & early arts and crafts.
A.L. Diament & Co. -19th and 20th century, rare and antique French Scenic Wallpapers
Bradbury & Bradbury  Victorian, Neo-Classical and Arts and Crafts wallpapers
Brunschwig & Fils- Early 19th Century to early 20th century screenprinted reproduction borders and sidewalls
Carter & Co./Mt.Diablo- Screenprinted documented wallpapers from 1840 to 1920
Crown Corporation- Suppliers of Anaglypta and Lincrusta
de Gournay- Chinese hand-painted murals as well as renditions of French Scenic’s
Carol Mead Designs – Offering Arts and Crafts borders and wallpapers
CharlesRupertDesigns.com– Manufacturer and Distributor of William Morris, Victorian and Arts & Crafts wallpapers
Classic Revivals-Distributors for screen and block printed wallpaper from Europe
Cole & Son- England’s finest block printers, one of the few in the world who can still flock
Design for Delight – Offering vintage stock from the 1960’s and 70’s
E W Moore –Vintage wallpapers from the UK
Gracie’s Oriental Wallpapers- Chinese hand-painted panels and murals
Griffen Mill handmade papers- English company who makes hand made paper suitable for reproductions
Hamilton Weston Offering English patterns from 1690 to 1901
HistoricStyle.com- William Morris, Victorian, Arts & Crafts & early 20th c. wallpapers.
Hannah’s Treasures Antiques & Vintage wallpapers dating from 1920 to 1960
Indextory.Com- Purveyors of proprietary finishes for lincrustra & anaglypta
Interior 1900- Vintage wallpapers from the 20th century
Paul Montgomery Studios-Chinese hand-painted panels and murals
J.R. Burrows & Co- Screenprinted Victorian documented patterns
Lutson Goundleder Offering hand crafted leather patterns dating from the 17th century
Mason & Wolf- Reproduction and Victorian Revival patterns in period colors for walls and ceilings.
Sanderson & Sons William Morris Wallpapers
Scalamandre-Screenprined reproductions spanning the 19th century to the early 20th century
Second Hand Rose – Buys and sells antique wallpaper
Stark Wallcovering- Variety of historic collections including Chinese murals and 18th century blockprints
Trustworth Studios- Offering wallpapers from the English Arts & Crafts era especially CFA
Victorian Collectibles- Borders, sidewalls and roomsets from for the Victorian
Watts & Co.- English screen and block printed wallpapers from mid to late 19th century
Wolffhousewallpapers– Offering 1870 to 1920 hand screenprinted reproduction wallpapers
Zoffany-  English wallpapers

 

Chinese lattice Wallpaper from Bob Collins

Southwest Harbor, Maine – Designer Tom Scheerer

A Modern Six Panel Screen Seller MS ANtiques

A Modern Six Panel Screen Seller MS ANtiques

Above, Etruscan Room, Osterley Park, designed by Robert Adam, 1775-76. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Scan from The Best of Painted Furniture

Osterley Park, designed by Robert Adam, 1775-76. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Scan from The Best of Painted Furniture

Judith Miller's Colors 3

 Osterley Park, Featured in Judith Miller’s Book COLORS

Geometrical patterns on your walls can be achieved through wallpaper, free hand painting, taping or stencils that have been hand made.

Painting can be laborious when considering a painted pattern on the wall. A complex pattern can take weeks to achieve depending on the skill of the painter, and the ornate details of the design. Smaller patterns with complexity are harder to produce by hand.

If you are willing to put in the time and effort, and create a stencil, you can recreate any pattern of your liking. Here is an example of a furniture piece painted from a hand cut stencil. It was worth the time and the effort to create your own stencil if you are really desire a special pattern to be incorporated into your home. The stencil can be used again and again by simply washing in between painting. Chinoiserie wallpaper can cost an arm and a leg, but if you have the time to create a stencil, it can be worth the time and effort in getting the colors you are after.

Wall Lenk L12SCK Cutlass Stencil Cutting Kit

Wall LenkL12SCK Cutlass Stencil Cutting Kit

5 Airbrush Stencil TemplatesCut Your Own Design!

Stencil Blanks 4/Pkg-5”X16

Brass Embossing Stencil3-1/4″X2-1/4″ 3mm-Rose

Stencil Mania Stencils -Roses

Darice Brass Embossing Stencil,Bird and Flower

 Bird of Paradise Embossing Brass Stencil

Script Alphabet, Times Alphabet

Stencil Mania Stencils-Climbing Vines

BlossomWall Decals – large

Lancaster PorcelainRalph Lauren Wallpaper

kevin-sharkey-detailed-upholstered-folding-screen-via-marthastewartConsider upholstering your own folding screen. 

Line it with your favorite wallpaper and add nail-head trim

Kevin Sharkey is shown here in front of a detailed upholstered folding-screen

Kevin Sharkey is shown here in front of a detailed upholstered folding-screen

Chinoiserie Vases Seller Vandekar

Chinoiserie Vases Seller Vandekar

Charlotte Moss’ Dining Room- Gourany Wallpaper

 Charlotte Moss’ Dining Room- Gourany Wallpaper

Pauline de Rothschilds Paris Apartment

Pauline de Rothschilds Paris Apartment

Jeremy Samuelson

Jeremy Samuelson

Jeremy Samuelson (2)

Jeremy Samuelson

On the first floor of the Hotel de Marlborough, Paris, now the residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of India

Consider framing your wallpaper, instead of wallpapering the whole wall

On the first floor of the Hotel de Marlborough, Paris, now the residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of India

Châmbre d'Hélène in Givenchy's estate Le Jonchet.

Châmbre d’Hélène in Givenchy’s estate Le Jonchet.

Home&Garden_current

Home and Garden Magazine July 1988

Juan Pablo Molyneux's Home

Juan Pablo Molyneux’s Home

Juan Pablo Molyneux's Home 2

Juan Pablo Molyneux’s Home

Miles ReddFarrow & Ball – St Antoine

Architectural Digest on an 1892 home decorated by Miles Redd

Architectural Digest on an 1892 home decorated by Miles Redd

Architectural Digest on an 1892 home decorated by Miles Redd

Architectural Digest on an 1892 home decorated by Miles Redd

Architectural Digest on an 1892 home decorated by Miles Redd

William Waldron for Architectural Digest.William Waldron for Architectural Digest.

Interior Designer Scott Snyder 1 Scott Snyder

Marshall Watson Cote De Texas

Cote de Texas Unknown Designer

Eric Cohler

Eric Cohler

Designer David Kaihoi, House Beautiful

Designer David Kaihoi, Featured in HB Aug 2010

Designer David Kaihoi Featured in HB Aug 2010

Pink de Gournay hand painted

Pink de Gournay Hand Painted Close Up

Ruthie Sommers

Ruthie Sommers

Parish Hadley pink de gournay entry

Parish Hadley Pink de Gournay Entry

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