Holy unhealthy obsession, kids -- I CAN NOT stop looking at wallpaper! It all started when Ally asked for wallpaper suggestions to go in her new house, and now -- 6537 hours later -- I think I may have looked at every single wallpaper pattern on the internets. Problem is, I ain't got nowhere to put it. Actually, The Hubs and I are considering moving relatively soon, so we don't really want to take on any big projects that may have to be undone before a parade of buyers come through, demanding that every wall be painted band aid beige. Thus, therefore, alack, anon, as of now, I am officially in fantasy decorating mode. Le sigh. Of course, I do have real tasks that should be done, like painting trim, cleaning up the yard, switching out little hardware doo dads, blah blah blah, but who wants to do that boring crap when sexy wallpaper beckons like a siren in the mist --- oooooowwwwweeeeeeee (or whatever a siren sounds like). Dudes, I want to glue paper onto something very, very badly.
Who could blame me when there are so many fabulous papers available to us regular folk? Right now I have a serious crush on Barcelona based wallpaper firm, Tres Tintas. Their papers are Hot Diggity Dog awesome. I love the artsy, painterly quality of many of their prints; the best of them feel more textural than patterned.
Pelos looks like line drawn hair, or softly waving sea kelp.
Sara Palmer is a contemporary take on the ubiquitous 70s jungle paper.
Mostly I just like this picture. I want a penguin, too.
My favorite print from Tres Tintas is the Selva de Mar. Most of the colorways wax Miami Vice, but I love the white on white print. Yes, it's there. Promise. It reminds me of some fancy abstract art I can't quite place... maybe Jackson Pollock's early paintings, before he got all actiontastic?
Selva de Mar is pretty similar to Jocelyn Warner's Kew print, which I also likey, but I much prefer this colorway:
Black on black, apparently printed in gloss inks. This one earns another Hot Diggity Dog! from me. If anyone out there has this paper in their house, or has seen it in person, please please report back. I need to know if it's supah glossy. I want this so hard.
And then there's Erica Wakerly. Girlfriend can do no wrong in my eyes. I've probably already used up all my allotted HDD!s for today, but if not, then her Desert print gets another one from me. Kind of 80s, totally awesome -- I love the black and coral colorways, too.
Angles has been a favorite for a while now. It would look SMASHING in my kitchen over the sink, behind my new shelves (which I am too lazy to photograph today. Sorry, dudes). Then I would hang a big, brass pendant light, and it would KILL. I would totally go for it if we weren't thinking about moving. Plus, I'm a little worried about wallpaper behind a sink. Dirty disaster in the making?
Last but not least, I like EW's Teepee print, but in the orange colorway:
In my fantasy dream house, I have a teeny tiny powder room, and this is how it rolls, with big gold lights, simple teak cabinets, and white countertops. Delicious. Nevermind that hanging foil wallpaper would be hard as hell. It's my fantasy.
Anyone out there have a fancy, favorite pattern? I know I should stop with the wallpaper, but I. just. can't. Feed my addiction, pretty please?