Posts Tagged ‘southern living’

Peek-a-Boo Wallpaper in Southern Living Magazine

April 7, 2018


Here’s some unusual stuff for a none-of-your-friends-will-have-anything-like-this wall treatment. It’s natural material (usually grass-like), and is woven into the design you see in the photo. It’s sort of like mesh or macramé, with open spaces between the strands of grass. That means that the wall shows through.

Pasting the material while keeping the surface clean is tricky; it’s usually done by applying paste onto another, flat surface, then carefully laying the backside of the wallcovering into the paste, carefully lifting it off, and then taking it to the wall. Normal wallpaper smoothing tools won’t work with this stuff, and often patting with your hands is the best way to get it stuck to the wall.

The magazine credits the material to Eden: Weitznerlimited.com

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Wallpaper In Southern Living Magazine

March 7, 2018


I always love to see wallpaper featured in national magazines, so I’m thrilled that Southern Living has a spread honoring this beautiful wall treatment.

In the first photo, the fluffy dandelion seed heads seem a little busy to me, but they sure impart a fun and uplifting feeling to the walls of this breakfast room.

The second photo shows a muted tone-on-tone pattern that forms a soothing backdrop to a bedroom.

The last picture is back to fun – it’s faux chicken wire. Just what Joanna Gaines might order to top off her popular “modern farmhouse” look.

Shields and Soldiers

December 30, 2017

OK, this is a wallpaper pattern and a use that you are going to either love or hate. It’s in a boy’s bedroom (all four walls), is by Brunschwig & Fils, and is featured in the December 2017 issue of Southern Living magazine.

Wallpaper in Southern Living Magazine Decorating

February 26, 2016
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I’m always pleased to see wallpaper shown in decorating features of national magazines. In the December 2015 issue of Southern Living, here are three rooms in a home that have used wallpaper – in a dining room, and two bedrooms.

Vintage Wallpaper as Backdrop for Food in Southern Living Magazine

February 23, 2016
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I you’ve read this blog for a while, you know that I LOVE vintage wallpaper. So I was thrilled when I saw that the December 2015 holiday double-issue of Southern Living magazine featured these beautiful patterns as backdrops for desserts in the holiday food spread.

These patterns range from the ’30’s – ’40’s – ’50’s. You can see the raised ink texture and the colors, still vivid decades later, and you can almost smell the soft scent of old paper.

Wallpaper All Over Southern Living Magazine – January 2015

December 24, 2014

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The current issue of Southern Living Magazine shows quite a number of rooms with wallpaper.

Most of these are very classic patterns. Well, this is the South, after all. 🙂

Chinoiserie (Oriental theme)
Chippendale
Trellis
Bird and Floral
Thin Blue & White Stripe
Subtle Woven Texture
Navy Blue Grasscloth

It’s a Matter of Taste

August 11, 2014

Digital ImageThe August issue of Southern Living magazine featured their 2014 “Idea House.” I was glad to see wallpaper used in at least one of the rooms. (photo on the right) Here’s how the interior designer made her choice for this powder room: “[The designer] broke from the rest of the home’s muted scheme and papered these walls with an exuberant pattern. “Try to make a small space extra special,” she says.”

Well, I agree with her that you can get away with much bolder ideas, colors, and patterns in a powder room, because you only see it when you are in the room, and since the door is usually closed, you don’t have to worry about coordinating with the rest of the home’s colors and theme.

But I can’t agree that I like this pattern. Not at all.

It’s what I call a “polka-dotty” pattern – big strong image contrasting starkly with a pale background, with lots of space between the motifs. This makes it a very busy pattern. Not good in a small space, IMO.

The pattern is playful, and I don’t think it goes with the grown-up feel of the room. Nor do I think the bright blue and yellow coordinate with the color of the window trim. (I’m not a fan of colored woodwork, anyway.)

The good news is – the wallpapered powder room made it into a national magazine, so more and more people will see what a great idea it is to add wallpaper to their decorating schemes.

Interior Designer Amie Corley Loves Wallpaper

October 10, 2012

The May issue of Southern Living magazine had a feature on “New Tastemakers” in the South. Amie Corley, who lives in St. Louis (my home town!!), was featured on pg. 55.

I checked her out on the ‘net, and found that she loves wallpaper…Wallpaper is featured in a good half of her designed rooms in her own home, as well as in the magazine photo.

http://www.designsponge.com/2010/10/sneak-peek-amie-corley.html

Be sure to scroll down to the green one!