Thursday, March 1, 2012

framed wallpaper as artwork

Yesterday I was talking with my client turned friend,
 you might remember the weekend warrior.
Good news, she finished her stair railing, I'll have an update soon.
And, she prepped all her kitchen cabinets, they're ready for the painter!
And, she's itching to get going on the furniture and accessories.

She has impeccable taste and loved some of the elements in this photo of
 designer, Alessandra Branca's, apartment.
It's the inspiration for the mirror above her mantel, and the artwork on the left
 (she even emailed her to inquire about it)!




We were trying to emulate the pricey artwork and
thought of either cutting up a poster or wallpaper.
I came across all of these framed wallpapers used as art,
 I think this may be the answer to get the look at a more affordable price.

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I haven't bought wallpaper for years, do any of you have a great source?

By the way, something should be ready for a reveal on Monday! :)

Happy weekend, friends!
~  18 days till spring  ~


22 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pam I love the second one down with the stools and the last one is stunning!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love a large piece of artwork. A large grouping of small frames or a large frame, either way these will look amazing. I usually purchase wallpaper at local retailers. One of my local paint store, Wallauer's stocks an amazing collection, too.

René said...

I do love this look! The image fourth from the bottom (Canadian House & Home) has been on my mind for a while now.

Happy weekend!

Holly said...

Oohh...the neutral floor to ceiling image is beautiful. Love that one. You could even try a DIY version, don't you think? I bet you could pull that off Pam. I posted a little something for you today, but bird-brain me forgot to go back and link to a few spots before I saved - anyway, I think you'll like it. And I remember this client! I can't wait to see the next phase of her house reveal.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

So unique and pretty. I'm craving some wallpaper these days too. Have a great weekend.

Nancy said...

Awesome Pam...love the idea. Can't wait to see your Flamingo prints! You got me thrifting more. I went to Salvation Army yesterday and scored big!
Nancy
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KATHY said...

I love this idea! They are all gorgeous.

Kathy

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

It's not cheap, but Anthropologie has some beauties!

Catarina Santi said...

yes, these is a huge difference !!
lovely idea!!

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Cathy Wall said...

Such and awesome idea! Thibaut is a current favorite source of mine for wallpaper, I also like Osbourne & Little. For a project like this you would need less than one roll... maybe you can even find a remnant from a wallpaper installer or on Craigslist...?
Cathy

Lisa Scibilia said...

Pam, you should check out your local wallpaper stores. Sometimes wallpaper books are discontinued and they'll give them to you for free (or have them take your name and call you if one is discontinued). You can use an exacto knife to cut out a sample and frame it. Thibault, etc. are carried at my local store.
Also some fine stationery stores carry big pieces of gift wrap on heavy duty paper that are SO beautiful. That might be another source to try.

The Apps said...

Oh Pam, I love this idea. It didn't occur to me that wallpaper may be an option! Thank you for all of your continued inspiration. The transformation you have made to our humble tract home is amazing! We appreciate all of your talent and time.

Melissa @ Rooms said...

I think that is a great idea - I think I loved all of your examples...

Melissa @ Rooms said...

I think that is a great idea - I think I loved all of your examples...

Maury Kilgo said...

This is going to look amazing! I can't wait to see the wallpaper turned artwork. I might have to steal that idea!

Jill Elaine said...

wallpaper as art will be totally cool! I cannot put wallpaper on my walls - I like to change things up to often:) But as artwork that is just cool!

Andrea said...

I love the look of framed wallpaper too. Instant art, without the commitment!

Simple Dwellings said...

I love this idea! Framing wallpaper is such a great way to get creative, beautiful artwork without the commitment of it on all of your walls. I love this idea! I chose wallpaperstogo.com for my wallpaper. I also went into my local paint store and found great books there. Thaibaut is another great source! Best of luck. I'm sure it will be beautiful!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

What a great idea to frame wall paper. Cant wait to see what you do.

DTTD imagine.design.create said...

I love framed wallpaper as art, and framed fabric too.

You can actually find some nice wallpaper at Home Depot. I bought a beautiful Graham & Brown wallpaper there for my bedroom.

Thanks for checking out my new blog - Victoria and I are excited to share lots of great inspiration with our readers :-)

Kelly

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

This is such a wonderful idea...I don't know where to start either, in regards to where you find great wallpaper! Can't wait to see what you find!!

Stacy Curran said...

Good for you getting a client to paint her cabinets! That can be so hard to convince them! Love the framed wallpaper idea!
Stacy

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