Archive for V&A
I rue the day when the architect who designed our house decided to install purple window frames throughout. Apart from anything else, it’s makes it very hard to coordinate blues and greens into our interior decoration. And that’s precisely what I’d love to do with this truly vintage wallpaper design by Voysey, in the V&A’s fabulous wall coverings collections.
The pen and ink sketches above, created for ‘The Owl’ wallpaper and fabric, celebrate the owl in its natural habitat. You can check out the original designs here at the V&A, and luckily it looks as though you could get your hands on a roll or two via Trustworth Studios, who have Voysey’s owl wallpaper in stock, labelled ‘Whoot’.
The next offering is brought to you courtesy the ever-thoughtful Kat (author of one of my blog faves KatGotTheCream), who in turn heard about designer Abigail Edwards via Arianna Interiors- another blog of wondrousness. Not only is the delicate and detailed design of this Owls of the British Isles Wallpaper right on trend, it captures most beautifully the individuality of ten different owls.
Moreover, 5% of profits from the sale of this wallpaper will go to The Barn Owl Centre to advance the conservation of the barn owl and other species of owl.
Those of you with a love of all things ‘owl’, will most surely have stumbled across the incredible My Owl Barn at some point, and I read there with interest about Anthropologie’s colourful owl wallpaper.
But I was equally taken with this Little Owl Wallpaper. The detail is hard to see in the image above, but it offers a perfectly cosy, stylish and warm-hearted interior decoration solution, all thanks to the pearlescent (and eco friendly) owl design. Rock on Anthropologie – more of the same please.
Finally, if you can’t stomach the thought of wallpaper paste and trestle tables, and frankly, your other half is not as tuned into ‘feature walls’ as you might have hoped, then perhaps the wall decal is more your cup of tea. I love this origami offering from RadRaspberry on Etsy (also to be found on Facebook).
I bought this bag at the V&A and carry it with me everywhere – it folds up perfectly into a snug little pocket and easily squashes into my handbag. Today it came with me to Covent Garden, where I filled it with a book on Indian Portraits. I hung it on the back of my buggy and took it home, where it made room for some purple sprouting broccoli and clementines too.