Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Paper Habit

Via Printeresting

STUDY has been bucket-deep in Benjamin Moore paint lately, the fruits of which we hope to share with you here in the coming weeks, but in the meantime - and in an effort to remind us that there are alternative wall coverings out there - we thought we'd take the time showcase some wallpapers that are inspiring us right now.

Farrow & Ball:
The grand dame of wallpaper manufacturers, Farrow & Ball has been producing papers since the 1940s in Dorset, England. Unlike most modern wallpaper producers, Farrow & Ball continues to make all of its papers using its own line of artisanal paints.

"Lotus" via Channel 4/Courtesy Farrow & Ball

Focusing on traditional colors and patterns, Farrow & Ball executes their handmade papers with precise detail. There's no cookie-cutting going on here; each panel bears a unique texture that adds to authenticity of product and, subsequently, price.

"Ringwold" via Swishlist/Courtesy Farrow & Ball

"Rosslyn" via Lipstick Lifestyle/Courtesy Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball's US orders are processed withing 5-7 business days (delivery times vary) and most rolls average $295.

Kreme Home Goods is a newcomer to the wallpapering scene but has already been generating significant buzz both online and in print. Kreme offers a variety of design options including custom colors and ready-to-hang framed swatches in either 18"x24" or 24"x36", suitable for any budget.

"Giraffe Stripes" via Decor8/Courtesy Kreme

Designer and founder - and cohort of STUDY during our days as an Angeleno - Cadee Wilder brings her history as a fashion designer to Kreme's wall coverings, infusing classic wallpaper motifs with an of-the-moment twist: the perfect injection of irreverence otherwise flawlessly styled rooms need.

Designer Cadee Wilder with "Birds" via Sunset Magazine

Here at STUDY we're especially fond of Kreme's "Chains" wallpaper in navy. This paper would be perfectly suited for a hallway where undulating horizontal lines would be emphasized:

"Chains" via Decor8/Courtesy Kreme

Kreme offers delivery within 10 days for orders of less than 10 rolls, with most double rolls priced at $195.

Bradbury & Bradbury:
The clear leader in late 19th century and 20th century reproductions, Bradbury & Bradbury offers an astounding variety of wallpapering options fit for any space or style.

"Lion and Dove" Frieze via Bradbury & Bradbury

"Lion and Dove" detail via Bradbury & Bradbury

Bradbury & Bradbury offers three distinct lines of wallpaper: Victorian, Arts & Crafts and Modernism, with sub-movements and themes for each.

"Nouveau" from The Mod Generation collection via Bradbury & Bradbury

"Mahogany Volute" from the Art Deco collection via Bradbury & Bradbury

"Chicago" Frieze from the Art & Crafts collection via Bradbury & Bradbury

Bradbury & Bradbury offers expedited shipping via UPS, with single rolls averaging $70.