|Oooo, this looks promising!|
I was told this little gem was discovered beneath the stairs in a house clearance, thank heavens for hoarders I say! The wallpaper sample book features a range of colours of "distemper" to be used upon your walls, original samples of paper, and rather special sketches of interiors, showing what each wallpaper scheme will look like.
|I'm loving the second green down on the left|
|Graphic floral corner frieze|
I never knew that as well as borders you could buy a frieze to paste upon walls, the frieze could be used at the end of a border as a feature to punctuate when the lines changed direction, or they were used as stand alone features. I love this idea so much and would really like to emulate it when I finally get around to the bedroom and living room walls.
Another little feature I loved in the catalogue was that the whole suggested wallpaper scheme was be placed together on each page, so you could see the base paper, border and frieze alltogether, alongside this there was a sketch showing how they'd look on the wall. I'd love prints of these sketches to frame and display... especially this one with boats...
|An original sketch showing how the wallpaper could be used.|
|Close up of a sample of the boat frieze (as featured in sketch above. You can see the base paper and border samples beneath aswell. I love this look!|
|A daffodil motif, co-ordinating papers and room sketch|
|Some more sketches... I like the look of that sideboard!|
|An unusual way to feature two wallpapers.|
|A Japanese themed wallpaper and border|
|I love the colours in the scheme, the border's so pretty!|
I'd really like to find one of these brochures for myself, it felt magical to flick through the pages, feel all the textures and get a good idea about the colours used at the time. So I'm on a search!
In other news my search for an art deco bathroom mirror ended happily this weekend when I won this...
... for £25!
I can't wait to collect it and get it on the wall!
Hope you all had Happy Easters and that if you're having a day off today that it's a good one :)
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