I grew up in a quaint 3-bedroom Brooklyn abode until the age of 10. Being one of three children, my brother scored a room of his own and my sister and I shared a bedroom, which was a complete recipe for disaster! I was a girly-girl loving bright colors and feminine accents (not much has changed!), and my sister spent most of her time outperforming our male neighbors in touch football. Luckily my five year seniority and her lack of aesthetic interests allotted me the majority of design decisions for our room. At the age of 9 I begged my mother to allow me to redecorate (a completely normal request from a 9 year old?!) and to my surprise she complied! I selected a lovely wallpaper with little red hearts, and my amazing grandmother hand-quilted us matching blankets. The next step in the “design process” was to choose the light fixture, and I had my eye on a lovely little crystal chandelier. On our trip to the lighting store my 4 year old roommate had a complete meltdown because she wanted a black ceiling fan with glow in the dark stars, and there was NO WAY I was allowing that in my room! Lucky for me my mother was equally as horrified by the spider-like monstrosity and sided with my selection. But the seed was planted we had outgrown our little Brooklyn home, and a few months later moved to a larger house in New Jersey.
I haven’t had wallpaper since, but given the opportunity Hinson & Co.’s Martinique would be on the top of my list!
Made famous by the Beverly Hills Hotel, the paper is timeless, exotic and dramatic! I’m not sure I would plaster my bedroom walls with it, but think it would look pretty fabulous in a kitchen, entry or bathroom!
What’s your feelings on wallpaper? Love it, or way too permanent?