Monday, January 19, 2009

From the fashion runway to the wall

Fashion has introduced an abundance of pattern.
We can thank the the huge influence of the green movement for encouraging fashion to take a cue from the environment for design motifs, and color in fabrics and paper.

Florals, leaves, tree branches, butterflies and birds are often presented in a silhouette with a layered effect to create a shadow.


Miss Kris said...

Hi Gina~

So many wonderful things are inspired from...well fashion. I love birds, these wallcoverings are beautiful!!! hmmm...maybe a little to inspirational my mind is thinking. Oh no!!!

Thank you:) Miss Kris

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hi Gina -
Thank you so much for your visit to my blog! I don't know how it took me so long to get back to you!
You've done a beautiful site here. I'm crazy for wallpaper. I think it would be a fabulous creative outlet to design wallpaper patterns or textile design. I could spend hours perusing wallpaper books - and HAVE!!!
Hope you make it to Lake Como, a place I've always wanted to go. Take a look at j de Santa Fe's current blog post if you haven't seen it - she's planning a trip there this summer. All the best,

J Santa Fe said...

Gina - thanks so much for your most thoughtful comment on my Lake Como post ... . it's always been a dream trip for me: here's hoping we can both make it a reality - soon!
Your wonderful blog is certainly a great way to keep up with the World of Wallpaper -- - I shall return.... .
I used to live on a tiny island south of Sarasota (Cabbage Key- between Boca Grande & Captiva)... loved coming to shop on St. Armands Circle.

Velvet and Linen said...

I love the idea of doing wallpaper as a back splash in a kitchen instead of tile.
I am saving that one for my file.
Thank you for the inspiration!


Erin said...

I LOVE each of these, especially the bird ones! I don't even like birds that much, but these are so beautiful! Like Brooke, I think it's a great idea to use it as a back splash. Gives you something fun to look at if you don't have a window! :)