Sunday, February 8, 2009

Immediate Impact

Romantic hallway

Peacock Feathers

A boldly-patterned wallpaper on one wall makes stepping into the house more exciting.

Brian Yates


Set the tone for the entire house by creating a dramatic entrance,

wallpaper makes a great statement in the entrance hallway.

Elegant metallic Damask

This is a Flocked Floral paired with a coordinating Flocked Stripe
Photo: by Purdy's Wallcoverings condo I did in Sarasota, Fl

Create a statement panel down the edge of one wall.

Front paper: Chinoiserie Metallic on faux grass background

Back paper: Flocked Floral on fade stripe two-tone

by colefax & fowler

Striped hallway

The appearance of an entrance hall is important and this striking Osborne & Little stripe wallpaper is designed to leave a lasting impression. The horizontal stripes also give the hall a more elongated appearance.

Elegant Country Style

a classic entrance hall with darkwood furniture set against a beautiful floral wallpaper.

Magic mix hallway

Most wallpaper companies create collections with colours and patterns that are designed to work with one another, like the sumptuous golden theme of this hallway complimented by the gold in the floral wallpaper of the adjacent dining room.

Flocked Dots wallpaper
by Jane Churchill

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gina, I love Osborne and Little. That's a great look with those horizontal stripes, and the other papers are a great, too. Osborne and Little have really great colors in that taupey, grey palette. The English colorists are the best in my opinion, particularly when it comes to things like chintz. You can't beat Colefaz and Fowler.

I have got to come visit your shop when I get down Sarasota way. I used to go to a hair stylist on Park Avenue, but he's long retired. And I love Sarasota. It's a wonderful city. Ringling is one of the finest design schools in the country, and you are very blessed to have attended.

After March 21, my life will be my own again. :-)


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Make that... "a great look, too." I'm the typo queen this week. Sorry.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Yikes... ColefaZ??? Let me just start over, please! LOL! Colefax and Folwer. Is it Monday???

Paul Pincus said...

this was really terrific! i love the peacock feathers ... and the statement panel down the the edge of one wall is inspired and brilliant!

Miss Kris said...

Hi Gina!

I love the first wallpaper especially this week, so romantic. I love color and that print is beautiful. So Pretty! I love it!!!;)

Megan Coyle said...

ooo, I really like the Chinoiserie Metallic on faux grass. And overall, what lovely wallpaper you've found.

Charlie said...

Hi Gina! Be still my heart, these spaces look stunning and I would guess that they would not be as exciting without the wallpaper. The Osborne & Little stripe wallpaper is beautiful and the horizontal stripes refreshing. I have not used wallpaper in my home in at least 10 years but I think that with all the gorgeous rooms I have seen here it may be time. I will start small, the wall behind my bed would benefit with a little jazzing up. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

TheDecoDetective said...

I love the Romantic and the Magic mix! And I blogged the photo with the red wallpaper and the olive chair last summer; it's so cool! We've got the same taste=)

Denise Elizabeth -HopeTreeStudio- said...

Hi Thanks for the comment on my blog! Oh the wall paper is so breathtaking. Love to know what you do with the scraps! Denise Elizabeth