Archive for May, 2010

May 25th, 2010

ICFF: Wallpapers

Joel and Erika were in NYC last week for ICFF and came back toting lots of company and product literature.  Of course this meant I immediately had to go check out all of their websites to see what else they do.  These are just a few…

Black Crow Studios is a custom wallpaper company that specializes in large scale wallpapers.  I think both installation shots show what an impact this type of work can have- where the boundaries of wallpaper and art have become blurred.

Rollout also produces a lot of large scale wallpapers and their custom installation portfolio is quite thorough.  This is an interesting installation piece from a lottery house in Canada.  The writing is a poem by E.E. Cummings and I love that it appears as though there is writing on the back side as well.  The room is meant to be relaxing and a little romantic and I think it fits.

Moving right along…

Lindsay Alker has been designing fabrics for big names for over 20 years but just opened up a studio under her own name.  As someone with a textile background I have a huge respect for those who hand screen or block print their stuff… Lindsay Alker does both.  As a self professed William Morris junkie she stays true to traditional printing methods.  The first image is a more traditional wallpaper and the second is of coordinating fabrics.

Miss Print is another firm that hand prints everything and they are a very willing to create custom colors, scales, and patterns for the client.  The two patterns above have a very Eames-esque vibe but the one below reminds me of something between Lotta Jansdotter and Orla Kiely.

In case you’re having a hard time committing to a wallpaper, I love that Miss Print also offers a wall decal version of this print.

May 24th, 2010

Love it! Wallpaper

I have always had a soft spot for Phillip Jeffries‘ stunning grasscloth and other textured wallcoverings but now that he has added bold graphics to the mix I’m sold!  The new VOYAGE line offers a selection of handcrafted Manila Hemp, Linen, Japanese Paper Weave and Jute wallcoverings – all with large scale hand screened graphics.  The Rings and Chain Link are two of my favorites.

Some other products I’d love to use in the future are Horsehair which is a “solid” grasscloth with beautiful and subtle color striations and Deco Wood which is a “herringbone” pattern created by alternating grasscloth and wood veneer on the bias.  I think both are really elegant with a  somewhat masculine take on the traditional grasscloth wallcovering.

May 6th, 2010

Clean & Modern vs. Town & Country

May 5th, 2010

More photo shoot…

Benjamin Moore colors Horizon, Grey Owl, and Sea Haze play off of the various warm grey tones in the Calcutta marble.  Unfortunately we didn’t have the best lighting for the shoot…but that didn’t stop us from trying!

May 5th, 2010

A look at our most recent photo shoot

Dutch Island Breakfast Room

A shot of the breakfast room in the soft afternoon sun.  They’ve got a great view and lots of light!  The room itself is a light grey and the furnishings are minimal but we added a pop of color for the photo shoot.