Friday, 12 September 2008

Wallpaper Love....







Now, I know that you already know how much I completely adore wallpaper, and also, how in awe I am of Catherine Martin - and so can  you imagine how completely over the moon I am that two of my great loves have merged into one! Yes, here they are, the beautiful and sublime wallpapers designed by Catherine Martin (found at Porters Paints). In typical Catherine Martin style, her designs are sophisticated and theatrical yet at the same time witty and fun. My faves would have to be Alphabet City and Circus Silhouette, but then again Lace and Sparrow are absolutely divine too! Oh what to do?


9 comments:

Villa Anna said...

Shannon, thank you so much for leading the way to these amazing papers. I loved reading the article in Home Beautiful about Catherine Martins new creations. I'd have to say Circus Silhouette is my favourite too. Genius!

I have to seriously talk to my sister about allowing me to do at least one wall in my 2 yr old nephews bedroom.

Anna :)

Shannon Fricke said...

No prob Anna, Glad you like Catherine's beautiful designs. I'm thinking about Circus Silhouette for my son's room - so diiiiiivine!
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ness lockyer said...

I love the Circus Silhouette, especially with the stripe...and the gorgeous paper in the first photo. You will have to post some photos of your Son's room reno. Oh, BTW Shannon. What was the name of the colour you done your Childrens room (an Aqua colour) with the Custom 'Bunk' beds? I seen it on the Lifestyle Channel ages ago and can't think what the name was. Thanks, Ness xx

Michelle said...

Wow! They are truly stunning - almost gorgeous enough to make me rethink my beloved Antique White USA walls....Oh what to do indeed...

Shannon Fricke said...

Yes, I too am rethinking my very white walls - although whatever I choose will have to go in with the Florence.
Ness, the first wallpaper is called Lace. It's very powerful and yet feminine and intricate all at the same time. I'll get back to you with the aqua that we used on the kids bedroom for The Lifestyle Channel. I'm going to have to go back through my files. Would you believe that bedroom was created almost 7 years ago! And my babies are now almost 9 and 10!!! Oh, how time flies.
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ness lockyer said...

It doesn't feel like that long ago I seen that feature on your Childrens' room! The colour just always has stuck in my mind. They were munchkins. Thanks for the details on the wallpaper. Ness xx

Primrose said...

Hello Shannon
I love Circus Silhouette too and I was playing with the idea for my daughter's room. It's so whimsical and classic. As we may be selling however, wallpaper may not be the way to go. It might have to be plain old white walls, sadly. And I also adore Florence wallpaper! It's terrific to see wallpaper back in vogue. I even love old granny floral wallpaper! Put a rose on it and I'm happy! x

Viv said...

I stumbled across your blog while I was searching for Catherine Martin's wallpaper prints to see if anyone else was just as inspired as I was after reading the Home Beautiful article.

I've just put the red Circus Silhouette print up in our nursery room. Love it! The photos don't do it justice though..

Check it out here:
www.ishandchi.blogspot.com

Hope you like it! xx

Steph Bond said...

I have sparrow on my mood board at the moment. Would love to paper the front of my boring IKEA Malm dressers with it. If I could only convince my husband!...
Steph
www.stephbond.com