Sunday, July 15, 2007
Wallpapers to Love
This dining room by Fiona Newell Weeks in this month's Southern Accents is my personal favorite right now. I love this room and in trying to figure out exactly why I love it so, and why it speaks to me, I decided it was, without a doubt, the Farrow and Ball wallpaper. This vivid blue and cream paper is probably not one I would ever choose for myself, yet, I absolutely adore this room! What makes it work so well is the bright paper juxtaposed with the calm furniture. A ying and yang effect that is just perfection. The caramel colored drapes against the blue paper, the beautiful, carved wood chairs, the dark table, the whimsical boat chandelier that seems to be everywhere these days, the oval mirror - all these elements combine together to make this dining room my #1 current fav. Here are some more rooms where the wallpaper makes the room. Imagine these rooms without the paper.
Marshall Watson's use of a glorious Cowtan and Tout wallpaper.
Eric Cohler's blue dining room.
Charlotte Moss' use of her own line for Brunschwig and Fils. Note the touch of pink and green.
Carolyne Roehm uses one pattern for everything.
I love how the corner cabinet matches with the wallpaper.
Black and white toile sets off turquoise gingham. Wow!
Red and White damask used on just one wall.
A wide, open damask picks up the colors of the fabrics and even the flowers.