8.02.2009

Inspiration: Etc. Wallpaper

I remember way back when a family friend's half bath downstairs was wallpapered in old newspaper.  Then, I was probably five or six, but this first introduction to innovative interior design has stuck with me sense.  It has always been a dream of mine to have nautical charts as wallpaper in the bathroom.  So, here are a few photos I have compiled for you:

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I love how sea farer this is, classically nautical with a flavor of the rugid realism.  Looking at this photograph, the room full of the muted worn colors, tricks my nose into smelling the salt.

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This is a little bit more childlike play on the nautical theme.  The tones seem appropriatly boyish, while giving him room for growth along with the room.

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A sure talking point.  Without much furnishings, the owners of the home let the wall do the talking while playing up the age of the space.

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Simple and iconic.  The wall doesn't overpower the space, but gives it dimension a plain wall wouldn't have done.

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The dictionary pages, all the same size, are still a bit charted, like the previous one, only they are a bit more clustered.  This wallpaper would go great in a study or home library.

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I adore the room for breathing in this room.  It is light and airy.  Who says wallpaper has to be stuffy?

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Interesting, and urban.  I like the varience the newspaper gives the otherwise structered space.


Ciao!
Abbie

6 comments:

Lilee said...

lovely pics.

nycrun said...

very chic
http://nycrunfashion.blogspot.com

chicknamedhermia said...

Alternate wall covering have always intrigued me ....although that picture with all the book pages makes me a little ill ...it's blasphemy to rip pages from a book!
Oh and Abbie, I'm getting in touch with everyone on my blogroll to help me with a new Discover the Undiscovered Blogs project I'm trying to kick start!
Let's Hear It For The Little People!!lol!
Info is here: http://chicknamedhermia.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/discovering-the-undiscovered/
...so please do help!

Abbie L. said...

Yeah, I can see the frustration. Like, it always makes me mad when I see jewelry with typewriter keys as charms. To make me feel better, I tell myself the typewriter was a bad one.

That never works.

alissa said...

i once saw a room wallpapered with sewing patterns- so thin and delicate so you could see through them where they were layered. still love that idea

Abbie L. said...

Oh, wow that sounds awesome. I should do that to my future sewing room.