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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

10 favorite wallpapers


Our Brooklyn apartment hunt is slowing down (since apparently most people don't list their apartments before the holidays), but I've still been daydreaming about decorating! Wouldn't it be lovely to wallpaper just one wall in a bedroom or living room? Here are ten beautiful ones...

1. Paris. 2. Forest 3. Blue feathers 4. London gents 5. Grey waves 6. Sailboats 7. Bookcase 8. Owls 9. Morning in Manhattan 10. Animals

Aren't these pretty? Which do you like best?

(Top photo features wallpaper by Josef Frank from Lisa Grue's home. Graphic design elements by Rachel for Cup of Jo)

81 comments:

Jay said...

I love the waves!

Dianne said...

Oh I love the Grey waves and the Sailboats, so pretty! :)

another day to wander

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

another for the grey waves!! could be so cool in ANY room really!

The Unemployed Brooklynite said...

This is my ABSOLUTE favorite wallpaper company :) http://www.timothysue.com/

Chelsea said...

Love the green animal one!

Marie Matter said...

I love the London gents one! I am inspired!

Southern California Chic said...

I love all these! So cute!! Happy Tuesday!

XO Lucy

vanillasugarblog said...

these are perfect for that small guest bathroom.
love these.
ok to share this link in my friday roundup?

Carrie said...

I love the forest print, very sweet.

Kirsten said...

Ooooo! I love them!
I want to wallpaper one room when I get my own place. I think it would be so pretty, especially with solid walls in an accenting color.

I really love the london/paris one. And the bookcase!

-Kirsten
mylifetintedpink.blogspot.com

cécile said...

oh i love the waves !
but don't you like the big animals:
http://www.minakanilab.com/animals

Christina said...

Paris and London Gents have me swooning... My great aunt had a pretty cartoon lady with long hair in a bath on her bathroom walls.

InnerOuter Beauty said...

The top photo just had to be Swedish (since being Swedish myself...) with Josef Frank wall papers and the additional rucksack from Fjällräven...
Great post!
Caroline

trinaenriquez said...

I know I spotted Blue Feathers before! We featured Christiana Coop in a wallpaper story you might enjoy: http://www.sunset.com/home/decorating/wallpaper-stairs-ceiling-00400000029538/. I don't think I could wallpaper a whole wall, but a small dose of it, as she suggests, would be cool...on the vertical sides of steps, for instance.

Jinky Winky said...

I love these! But wallpapers can be a pain in the long run. I just discovered steciling walls. Its not the same stencils grandma used to have. They are hip and modern. Changes a room like wallpaper does, without the commitment. :-)

CHEVRON and GEOMETRICS said...

I really do wish you guys well with your apartment hunt! Maybe something will come out after the holidays.
These wallpapers...I want every one! My favorite of all is the London City Gents. Really perfect.
xxxxxx

Chelsey Nichol said...

I think I would use the waves and the black one with the animals. But the one with the books speaks right to my heart!

denese said...

sigh.

it's a sickness. my wallpaper obsession. I've spent more money on $5 wallpaper samples than I care to admit. {shhh, don't tell my husband} I have a binder full of beautiful patterns and colors and dots and scenes, yet nary a papered wall. strange, yes, but it will all pay off some day. it must!

like you, I yearn to move and when it happens, boy will I be ready!!! ha!

Tina from A Few Pretty Things said...

Lovely, the waves and the boats are my favorite!

Ethaney said...

LOVE the forest one. I really, really love that!

Jocelyn Pascall said...

I've been trying to find some wallpaper for one wall in our house, and I want it to be striking, and that feather wallpaper just might be the one. Love. Great selection!

VintageDanielle said...

I like the orange sails and green animals for a little kid's room. When I finally have a house, I want to have one wall of a kid's room to be funky fun wallpaper.

Alinka said...

I love the idea of wallpapering one wall. That, or having loads of picture frames on just one wall. Or just one really brightly painted wall... I have no intention of moving out my apartment anytime soon but I still daydream about how I'd decorate my dream home! :)

Mihaeko said...

Wallpaper has so been on my mind lately. Also, large scale paintings instead, possibly.

Valerie Price said...

I love all of these especially the bookcase one...it would be perfect for a home library or office!

Designology Interiors said...

Looove the waves and the owls.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I am an unabashed fan of eccentric wallpaper!
These are wonderful choices, all!
xo,
p

wmbg. said...

i lurrrve wallpaper. we have an accent wall in our living room and now i'm on the hunt for temporary wallpaper to put up in our bedroom. i'm a fan of oh joy's peony design in the white/gold but too nervous to pull the trigger - feels too permanent. but i might just have to bite the bullet and do it because i can't find any removables that are like it.

Sara said...

oh my gosh, these are great. I've been trying to psych myself up to wallpaper our guest 1/2 bath - I've never wallpapered before and I'm nervous!

Pearl Bhasin said...

I have a book fetish. So it's gotta be Bookcase. O_O

Madelyne Rush said...

The bookcase one is adorable! That would be cute to cover the back of a bookcase and fill the bookcase with knick knacks and keepsakes.

lessthanperfectmama.com said...

Ooo...you had me at Paris. I'm scared of wallpaper. What if I get tired of it? It's so hard to remove, isn't it? Maybe wallpaper has evolved since I was a kid. If you wish it away, does it just peel itself off?

katilda said...

oh my gosh, i always associated wallpaper with a really bad basement i lived in during college (think NEON, even on the ceilings), but then i went to a girl's house recently and she had just lovely wallpaper in her home...and now i want it. your choices are excellent.

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

Ooh, I love the black "Forest" one. Dark walls are dramatic.

LK said...

I love the Paris, London gents, and manhattan wallpapers. I guess I have a thing for cities. I am house hunting and because I live alone and don't have to consider another opinion, I would definitely put the Paris paper up in my office when I make my purchase. It would be so lovely.

Amber Snow said...

I love all of them! Good luck on finding a place ! I am looking also in California, I never thought to wait until after the holidays! That makes me feel a little bit better. Love your blog!

Hlazare said...

What a wonderful selection! Thanks for posting this as we've been looking for the perfect wallpaper and these give me so many ideas!!

Sarah Carlson said...

Oh my, that book wallpaper is making me delirious! It's beyond amazing.

H said...

Oh goodness the forest wallpaper is perfect! I would definitely consider that or the wave one, possibly for a bathroom or a random hallway even.

susie said...

i have the first "Paris" one up in our baby's nursery! it looks great in his room! the only problem is he gets so distracted staring at the wallpaper sometimes he won't nap!

Nancy said...

I love the sailboat one :) I'd like it even more if it was in gray so you can just have it on one wall in a nursery.

Joanna Goddard said...

susie, no way! i'd love to see a photo:) and amber, totally -- our realtor says that people often list their homes just before the end of the school year, since so many people move according to the academic calendar (if they have kids in school, etc.) so rest easy over the holidays! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

@theunemployedbrooklynite--that's awesome AND removable!

Alexa said...

these are so great. love the london gents! i feel like it'd be so much fun in a bathroom or somewhere else unexpected.

marie bourlet said...

I love Josef Frank design! I posted about it last week : http://homeofbambou.blogspot.be/2012/10/scandi-week-josef-frank.html

Great choices!

marie bourlet said...

uhm... I just remember that the first pic is a pic of your bedroom... well, nothing new for you then! sorry about that! :-)

Liz said...

I also love http://www.authentiquemignon.nl/webwinkel/behang-voor-je-kids/auto-behang/

dobrya said...

Those London Gents are so cute! Wouldn't they be great in a coat closet or little boy's room? Very sweet.

amiechristo said...

I love the sailboats and bookcase one. Definitely want to have at least a wall with wallpaper on it when I get my own place. Just for something different.

Lindsay - ShopEllaLou said...

Its a tie for me between the cherries and the Eiffel Towel (which is so kitsch, but I love it nonetheless!).

Jenni B said...

The grey waves make me want to draw them directly on the wall. Great finds!

Marcie Greene said...

If you want really cool wallpaper, check out Flavor Paper (from Cobble Hill, BK!) crazy cool motifs, even modernized, Brooklyn-themed toile by the Beastie Boys!

ista.ista.ista said...

I would like one of each please! amazing post!

http://istaistaista.blogspot.com/

nhadat4vn said...

i like the first picture.
cho thue van phong quan 1

Kelli Anderson said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/109883463/design-roller-no4


replicate the look of wallpaper, but way cheaper, easier, and you don't have to tear it down. this is such a duh! (:

Maria said...

Oooh, I like the books! It'd make one wall look like a giant bookshelf - a lifelong dream of mine!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

teeny said...

i think the bold, red print would make for a super fun bathroom!

mylettchronicals

Elevenses said...

Either waves or blue feathers, both beautiful. I love the idea of one wallpapered wall and the rest painted in a neutral colour.
May I ask how come you're moving?

Sweet Li'l Gal said...

We live in an old Toronto house similar to what I'd expect in Brooklyn... love the old tall gumwood baseboards, coffered ceilings, heavy wood doors. We have William Morris wallpaper in the dining room the hallways, mostly to cover up the insanity of plaster that exists in an old house like this. Wallpaper is essential! Love the kind of romantic bohemian feel of his patterns. We have the peaches and the large green flowers.

in dreams said...

wow, those waves are incredible! i've been trying to convince my boyfriend that we should do one wall in wall paper, but so far he's been resistant to the idea....most of the options out there are too girly, or too over-powering....and this wave print is just perfect! i can't wait to show him! :)

Bethany Poller said...

I think they had the grey waves in the elevator at the Chicago BHLDN store (so you know it must be beautiful!). It looked great in the small space, and the seams were hard to notice. We all commented on how much we liked it!

besogood said...

I live for wallpaper! When I moved into my current apartment, my friend said my wallpaper looked like something from a slasher movie, but it's the reason I fell in love with this place!

The books wallpaper is fantastic--as a future librarian, I approve of the wallpaper and the titles I can make out.

HeidiMCF said...

Oh wow! Those aren't boring Waverly. :) I love how calming the ocean waves are! That would be adorable in a bathroom behind a claw foot tub. I also love those books! That would make a library/study/living room so cozy and inviting. They would also be an excellent way to create an out of the ordinary accent wall.

Erika Peterson said...

I like the waves one best. But I admit, after recently having to remove old, not-so-pretty wallpaper in our new house, I don't know if I could ever willingly put it up myself - that stuff is IMPOSSIBLE to remove. Granted, it was likely put up in the 70s and I'm sure they have better glue that removes easily, but these experiences definitely make you think twice :)

Nichole said...

The owls is my favorite because it's just so playful yet somehow a little sophisticated. I am very intimidated by wallpaper, though. I've been wanting to try it for years but end up painting instead.

sarawr said...

have you seen this yet? they're roll on "wallpapers"

http://www.etsy.com/shop/patternedpaintroller

Karen Albert said...

Perfect! Adore the Peacock feathers and the Parisian scene for a powder room!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Carolyn A said...

Blue feathers!

paperpleased said...

i'd love to make wallets out of them!


angel
paperpleased.blogspot.com

Broad Paul said...

We also got to visit the British Museum, and I especially enjoyed the Olympic exhibit. Even though the Olympics are over, there are still London 2012 flags everywhere and Paralympics posters are plastered all around the city. student accommodation london

nancy john said...

I like WallPapers because it is so cool.

because passion said...

i like the blue feathers wallpaper as it gives a soothing effect..

Helen said...

I just adore the Owls, I NEEd to Pin!! :)

Elizabeth said...

Love these! The blue feathers is the cover for a wallpaper craft book: Wallpaper Projects: 50 Craft and Design Ideas for Your Home, from Accents to Art!

Also, we sell the Paris Wallpaper in our online store: DiscountWallcovering.com. We call it Euro Tour. I noticed your link doesn't work, and so I thought I'd mention our store as a place to purchase. : ) If I may?!

Elizabeth said...

PS If you have any wallpaper projects in mind, I'd be more than happy to provide you w/some wallpaper; we have that on, like I said previously, called Paris! I am sadly not very crafty, but appreciate those that are!

megan said...

I love the paris wallpaper!!!

Hilary Rowland said...

I have a Pinterest Board of my favorite wallpapers. I only chose non-woven ones so they're easy to remove (they come down in one piece instead of a million tiny pieces, and don't damage your wall). Perfect for rentals: http://pinterest.com/hilaryrowlandny/removable-wallpaper/

I also posted an article about this in Urbanette Magazine (www.urbanette.com)

xo

Imogen said...

The Grey Waves paper is just beautiful. So whimsical. x

Day said...

first one is quite different.


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