January 19, 2012


I've only used wallpaper once in my own home but am always flipping through wallpaper books whenever I pop into my local paint shop looking for inspiration.  Here are a few of my recent finds:

Eijffinger has a wonderfully whimsical collection called Pip.  It's actually a collaboration with Pip Studios which is a Dutch-based company that specializes in "Happy products, Happy people".  Their prints certainly exemplify that thought.
Brocante - 10711 - would be wonderful in a cottage

Artikino - 386102 - no need for your own artwork
I love Shand Kydd (available through Sears) and my spare room incorporates this Kendal pattern:

Large floral pattern - a 2012 trend
So many vivid colours to choose from - fun for an accent wall or small space
Tap into the reclaimed wood trend and rather than attaching barnboard to your wall (still a fabulous idea though) try Piet hein Eek Scrapwood wallpaper instead.

If you like Amy Butler's fabric designs then you'll love her wallpaper line through Graham & Brown.  It definitely has that over-the-top 60's/70's vibe but when you look at the furniture parings in the images below, you can see that it actually feels quite contemporary.

Or go custom and create your own wallpaper.  Rollout is a great company with studios in Vancouver and Toronto.  They design and digitally print custom wallpaper by the square foot and their site is full of fantastic images showcasing their work. You can also print your own artwork.  I particularly like what they've done for Earls on King St. in Toronto and one of my fave restaurants in Calgary, Mango Shiva.

Earls - King St - Toronto

Mango Shiva - Calgary
You can even turn your own photos into wallpaper and create a mural using one photo or create a collage of photos.  Artistic Homeowner is just one site I found on-line that provides this type of service and even includes an enormous collection of photo murals for inspiration.


Sky - would be really fun in a kid's bedroom

Water washing on rocks - quite abstract

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