Paper To The Max II
Image above from Jonathan Adler's My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living
Gracie handpainted wallpaper based upon style SY-21, designed for Aerin Lauder as seen in Vogue January 2001.
Gracie wallpaper, SY-210, in Maggie Rizer's home as seen in Domino, April 2006
For some reason when I was little, I thought a big white ceramic dog would be the most elegant home accessory. Now that these are in vogue again and I could buy one for myself, I'm kind of over them -- although I think Adler's use of this dog by the door is adorable. What I do currently covet is wallpaper.
In a small entry -- or for those lucky enough to have one, a walk-in closet or dressing room -- I love to see every inch of wall surface papered including the backs of doors. This really creates that jewel box feeling.
Above, North Carolina decorator Barrie Benson's commitment-free alternative: one enormous framed piece of de Gournay chinoiserie paper is juxtaposed with mid-20th-century modern furniture, as seen in the February 2007 issue of Domino.
(This post is an update on the July 2006 post, Paper to the Max)