Watercolor Wallcoverings

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Since I have abstract painting techniques on the brain, I've been dying to recreate a version of this French-made wallcovering from Elitis that looks exactly like hand-painted silk. Could that red-pink-coral color combo be any more perfect?

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I spied the paper hanging in a dressing room at Neimans and could barely take my eyes off its gorgeousness long enough to try on my clothes. For something so intense, I found the pattern oddly dreamy and soothing.

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I'd love to try to recreate the look for the inside of my closet. Wouldn't that be pretty? I'd feel like I was shopping at Neimans every day! ;)

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PS Remember this nursery with its ikat fabric wallcovering?

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23 comments:

Crystal said...

That IS so beautiful and appealing. I can totally relate to being distracted by inspiring surroundings, and I am all the time. I was once so taken in by art in the Nordstrom dressing rooms, and my friend totally didn't get it. I appreciate knowing I am not alone!

Tokyo Jinja said...

You might take a look at Shanan Campanaro's wallpapers and fabrics at Eskayel. She has some beautiful dreamy papers too.

pve design said...

Looks like raw silk or a shantung textile vs. paper. Love how happy it is. So much better than a drab dressing room.
pve

FuntimeTomi said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do with this as your inspiration!!!!! Love the red.

FuntimeTomi said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do with this as your inspiration!!!!! Love the red.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with! I love the color combo too.

Linenqueen said...

Do it! And keep pictures of the progress for us. I learn from mistakes. Is there some way to layer tissue paper? Good luck. Ann

Ashley said...

Just beautiful. If anyone can pull it off, it's you!

Full House said...

I wanna see somebody use the Brit Pop in that same Kandy line from Elitis. So pretty, I also wanna see you come up with as many techniques as possible;)

eatgreatbegreat said...

This is so beautiful! I love it!

Dee said...

Wow, this is stunning. I know what you mean the colours are so warm and soothing. A closet interior would be a perfect spot!

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www.carolynsmithdesigns.com said...

I just added fabric to the walls in my closet because it was cheaper than the expensive wallpaper that I really wanted. I only have it between shelves so it was easy to apply. I used a coordinating paint on the full walls. I love it.

mudroomboston.com said...

Have you seen the watercolor wallpapers from Black Crow Studios? They are insanely beautiful. First spotted one of their designs in this Robert Passal-designed showhouse bedroom (http://pinterest.com/pin/226376318740184060/). Definitely on my fantasy wish list.

Tami Rebekah said...

omg love!!!!! so happy to find your blog! :)

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Wow...this is like the most gorgeous wallpaper i've seen.

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simplymodernhome.com said...

Thanks, Jenny! I've just decided that when we add a new closet/ dressing room next year I'm DEFINITELY wallpapering it! Talk about feeling like you're in a boutique. Love it!
Susan
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Karen Albert said...

So gorgeous, so artful! I love it Jenny!


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Karena
Art by Karena

Jayne said...

I saw that wallpaper again at the Andrew Howard website, and he used it in a bedroom, so he must have thought it was dreamy too. I really like the colors and patterns he put with it.
http://andrewjhoward.com/lemon_street.html

(You'll have to scroll through several pics to get to it; it's probably 10 or 12 photos in, at least.)

Taylor de Sa said...

I just love this and I think it would make a small hidden sppace seem SO dramatic and luxurious!

alipsa said...

Okay, Jenny. I'm waiting anxiously for you to figure out how to DIY that or the Robert Passel bedroom walls with watercolor paints. HEAVENLY!

Shannon said...

i love this! so pretty and i can't wait to see what you come up with!

Laurensnyc said...

Thanks for posting our nursery again! Good luck with this sure-to-be gorgeous project. Hope to see you at New York Junior League spring house tour on Mother's Day weekend!
- Lauren Jenkins Chung, NYC

Emma Mercer said...

That looks absolutely beautiful! The wallpaper looks so unique compared to the usual ones we see. I never thought watercolor wallpapers would look this nice.

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