Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wallpaper Obsession...

We just bought a house dating back to 1935. It is a beautiful house with healthy bones, in need of some tender loving care though, which we are more than happy to provide!
As we are just realizing what happened, we are getting house-ready. So now has officially started our quest for wallpaper inspiration, fixtures, door knobs and other good-to-start-with and affordable decorative adornments.

Here is a sample of what we stumbled upon:

* Last weekend, at the grand re-opening of the Spadina Museum, Historic House and Gardens

All photos by Christine Rochet-Jacob

* This weekend was dedicated to wallpaper ideas for the living room and/or the dining room...We therefore meticulously browsed through the internet and through our pile of World of Interiors magazines...Here are a few patterns that caught our attention.

Marlborough- Paris Grey,  by Little Greene

 Maharani collection, May 2009. By Henry Wilson for Osborne & Little

 Rose Chinoise, by Colefax and Fowler

 * We also got inspired along the way of our weekend trip that took us to a few shops on the Designers' Walk of Toronto. For your viewing pleasure, check: Cole & Son; Brunschwig & Fils

Dagobert Peche, Antinous Wallpaper; Designed 1922,  produced by Brunschwig and Fils. Neue Galerie exclusive.

* Not to forget the reference arts and crafts master, William Morris & co.
William Morris
May Morris
* And then we entered the world  of contemporary wallpaper designers like Georgia Horton, Timorous Beasties, and Neisha Crosland. Dazzling!
Oriental Orchid, by Timorous Beasties
McGegan Rose by Timorous Beasties
 
 Designs by Neisha Crosland
Et voilà! À suivre...
Step by step, we will build our nest!

4 comments:

Zuly said...

Christine, Marco: Congratulations on your new house! I can just imagine the beauty that you are going to convert it into.

Love you both,

Mama J.

titi said...

BRAVO pour la maison. En attendant les premièeres photos :)kisses

Christine Vieira said...

Ooooh, so many to choose from, how will you decide! Good luck and have fun! Great blog btw...hope to see you both soon, and chat a little more about architecture, design, fashion, etc.

Christine Rochet-Jacob. said...

Thank you/Merci Zuly, Titi and Christine.
Marco and I are indeed very much looking forward to moving in. A new adventure is about to start!

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