Sunday, November 22, 2009
Vintage and Retro Wallpaper
Wallpaper has been the decorating item of the year, we've seen it everywhere from living room and kitchen to even bathrooms, but I think the best use for it is children decor.
This is a selection of lovely rooms where they have used wallpaper as a way to add color and graphical interest to a child's room.
The first picture is from the house of Allison Jones, founder of Lark, who now lives in Australia, I found it via papier mache, very cute children online magazine. I love the way they used mismatched prints and colors.
Picture 2 and 3 are belong to a creative woman from Denmark who makes super cute retro dresses. Check out her creations at smilerynker
Pictures 4, 5 and 6 are from Stine Holm's house , the owner of Lutterlagkage, an amazing store in Sweden. You can see pictures of her store and learn more about her designs here.
The owl wallpaper is not vintage, though it looks like it. It's designed by Andrea Larson from Denmark.
Aimee Wilder, a talented designer from Brooklyn, who has worked for the likes of Martha Stewart and Dwell makes the gorgeous retro looking wallpaper with the squirrels and the robots.
All of this rooms remind me of my childhood back in the seventies, when I had yellow fabric with blue flowers for my curtains and bedspread. For a fun and authentic retro look , mix big prints, colorful wallpaper with bold colored furniture, white wooden floors and crochet cushions or blankets.