Archive for December, 2010

Foil, Flocked or Faux? What’s your favorite Wallpaper?

This foil peacock wallpaper I love!  It is in my Grandma Lois’ boudoir. Grandma Lois lived in the Oakland hills and believe it or not there are wild turkey roaming her yard and here she has wallpaper matching the nature around her.  She said that they purchased it years ago down by the lake (Lake Merritt) at a place called McFees.

Vintage designed wallpaper is back and I love it!  There is a revival of velvet flocking and foil papers but the look is bold and large scale.   I recently went shopping for a client and the choices are endless. The patterns I love are trefoil and damask or with little animals hidden in the designs.  I included a few pictures that I have fallen in love with: Clarke & Clarke from Duralee, Kravet and Thibaut from Sloan Miyasato.

I’m considering a “Wallpaper Wednesday”… if everyone else is in love with wallpapers as much as I am. The styles and patterns are endless:  leather, glitter, gold leaf, faux glass beads… Let me know!

Clarke & Clarke Kasbah Citrus - W0001/08

Clarke & Clarke, Kasbah Citrus Wallpaper - W0001/08

Kravet AVL183401 Wallpaper

Kravet AVL183719

Kravet AVL183719

Thibaut Wallpaper - Roma, Metallic on Seaglass 839-T-7653

Thibaut Wallpaper - Roma, Metallic on Seaglass 839-T-7653

And the winner is… Liz! Congrats!

Another Jewel from my Great Grandma

Area rugs are jewels for your floors.  This is one of my favorites that is in the foyer at my parent’s home.  This rug also came from my Great Grandma Mildred.  It was up at ‘The Cabin’ in Strawberry.  I love the vibrant pinks and the small little animals that are throughout the rug.  A buck and deer are resting in the bottom corners and little birds flit about.  The animals are enveloped in leaves.  It’s as stunning as a diamond ring.

In all my rug shopping with clients, I’ve never come upon a rug like this.  Its very unusual with the little hidden animals and the colors.  I think is very romantic.

This elegant rug is actually called the Jewel from the Golden Age Collection of Samad.  I’ve admired this rug for years now.  I think it has the same feminine feel of Grandma’s rug, but it’s about the closest I’ve come across.  This rug is available at Floor Designs in the San Francisco Design District.

So, what about you?  What does your dream rug look like and say about you?  feminine, romantic, high glamor, earthy, unusual, relaxed, hip, artistic, well-traveled…