Good morning! How are you? Last weekend was so good: I had a delicious brunch with friends at Bosco's, saw Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with Keith (my fourth time seeing them... I love them!), and capped off the weekend with a trip to the improbably dragon-themed circus. Now I don't even mind that it's Monday and time for the most onerous chore of the year: The dreaded emission check. But let's talk design! Right now I'm obsessed with fuzzy, flocked wallpaper. It all started when I fell in love with everything about the show Sherlock... especially the living room at 221B Baker Street. The Union Jack pillow! The framed map of Britain! The scads of books in casual disarray! But most of all, I fell in love with that bold black and white wallpaper. I swoon! At first glance, it seems vaguely Art Nouveau, but the flocking gives it a huge dose of 1960s kitsch. Don't you want to run your hands all over it?!
|Zoffany Navarre wallpaper in Dark Chocolate, as seen at 221B Baker Street|
Sadly, the best price I can find on the Zoffany wallpaper puts it at about $130 a roll, plus whatever they charge to ship it across the pond. Ouch! Since a) That's absolutely insane, and b) I'm hoping to move in a year or so, I obviously won't be putting this on my walls anytime soon. For now, I'm content to simply collect inspiration photos and hope for the day when I find half a dozen dusty rolls of amazing velvety wallpaper goodness tucked away in an unlikely place. Like Big Lots.
|Romo Lasari Miraflores wallpaper in Green|
This photo really shows off the amazing touchable texture of flocked wallpapers. Don't you practically want to wear it?
|Graham & Brown Baroque wallpaper by Barbara Hulanicki in Blue & Gold|
|Nono Deco Fabulous wallpaper in Emerald|
|Laurito Flock wallpaper in Ebony|
|Premier Flamante wallpaper in Blue|
|Graham & Brown Fairytoile wallpaper in Black|
|Zoffany Trade Routes Persian Tulip wallpaper in Taupe & Black|
Doesn't it make you want to sing the theme from Little Shop of Horrors?
I love the way it's used in a smaller quantity and set off by the moulding.
That could actually make this look affordable!
|Premier Flamante Moreska wallpaper in Black & Silver|
|Casamance Masai Tribu wallpaper in Beige & White|
|Galerie Flock wallpaper in Red|
Who knew you could get fuzzy technicolor damask wallpaper? I LOVE IT!
|Designers Guild Arabella damask wallpaper in Peony|
I'm not crazy about bright pink damask, but look! It comes in crazy colors!
Also, I LOVE that the chair looks like it was made of moss and imported directly from Fairlyland.
|Galerie Flock floral wallpaper in Blue|
|Osborne & Little floral wallpaper in pink and purple|
|You too can have creepy mime wallpaper! I AM SO SERIOUS.|