I continue to be on the hunt for readers who are looking for less expensive wallpaper for their mid century ranch, cape, colonial, bungalow and split level homes. This means: Wallpapers from the sweet cheerful 40s…to the atomic 50s…to the mod generation 60s…and all the stylistic tangents in between. For example, the more I’m into all of this the more I realize: We are a traditional nation. Small tone-on-tone prints are very suitable for your retro renovation, too!
Today: 33 choices with a little of everything described above from Seabrook’s Carey Lind Mahogany Collection. These are “today” wallpapers but I like a number of them for several reasons. One of my most exciting finds is the paper above. See the ‘slubs’? And those dogwood blooms? A very typical barkcloth look! I can definitely see this paper in a pink bathroom — for those of you who want to ‘tone down’ the pink… it would also look great in a in a foyer, bedroom or office. Click through for additional selections and a complete gallery of other nice choices.
This tone-on-tone small print, available in several colorways, could look really great in a foyer, including one that has paneled wainscoting along the bottom (like my foyer.) This is very traditional – very Charlie Brown… Leave It To Beaver… Happy Days. I think it would look great!
This tone-on-tone stripe pattern featuring coral is available in a number of soft colorways and would be very suitable for a bathroom — ocean motifs are good in bathrooms, especially if you live along the cost. I normally don’t like stripes in a bathroom which includes 4×4 tiles up the walls – but this one could work because it is to soft. When I say “tone-on-tone” that’s what I mean – the design is so soft, so similar in color to the background color that the paper has an effect of texture rather than in-your-face design. Tone-on-tone papers are good in spots where you might want to add a design to the wall, but not have the paper ‘overtake’ the room. It’s easy, for example, to layer art work on tone-on-tone paper without the paper competing the art.