I think I’m becoming a wallpaper convert – and that’s saying something.
Growing up, wallpaper was a bad word in my family. Other banned terms included wall-to-wall carpet, popcorn ceilings and Sears siding, in case you were wondering.
Maybe my old house-loving parents were traumatized by childhoods spent in ranch houses with (among the country kitchens and avocado green drapes) groovy oversized flowers on the walls. Or maybe they just weren’t into the 1980s fake Victorian designs currently papering the inside of Grandma’s house. Either way, by the time I came around it was paint and wainscoting or the highway. And with neutral, spackled walls becoming (rather sadly) all the rage in modern homes, we weren’t alone – my friends didn’t have wallpaper, either.
Long story short, I recently stumbled upon the beauty that is Bradbury and Bradbury and had a change of heart. And I’ve been drooling over their website ever since.
B & B makes historically-inspired art wallpapers, not old lady wallpapers. Think wood-blockish friezes of misty cypress trees, cool geometric art deco patterns, William Morris-inspired Victorian designs and whimsical art nouveau scenes, like this dove and lion. Also note their cool blog.
Almost makes me want to break out the wallpaper glue.