We are so excited about our feature this week with Domaine Home, a new shoppable online magazine launched by the creators of WhoWhatWear.com and led by the brilliant Mat Sanders, who brought us such wonderful things as Domino and Apartment Therapy. The site is absolutely beautiful, and our feature is running alongside a piece about Greta Gerwig, so we’re pretty much thrilled.
I’ve only been a(n instant) fan of the site for a few weeks now, but I already find myself checking it daily for inspiration and and ideas. Yesterday did not disappoint, and a few paragraphs into their My Favorite Space: Cat Deeley article I found myself newly obsessed and deep into a wallpaper hunt.
From my experience so far, this is the kind of thing that could easily go on for days, weeks, even months. Just when you think you’ve found something you love you see something completely different that makes you reconsider your direction altogether. There are just SO MANY beautiful options, and it’s incredible to see what a major impact the right wallpaper can have on a room. I spent hours looking and really only checked out a handful of websites, so beware. This will take over your life. In the best way possible.
My number one criticism of the whole experience is that way too many wallpaper website are doing things all wrong! A pattern in a 2x2inch square is one thing, but who on earth can tell how it’s going to look plastered across a 12 foot wall? Luckily, a lot of sites are clued into this, and for the ones that’s aren’t there are usually samples you can order, or perhaps the magic of Photoshop to give you an idea. This small hang-up aside, I love online wallpaper shopping as much as I love picking out paint swatches, an act that that for me is equal parts enjoyable and completely obsessive.
For now, I have yet to find a house, let alone a wall for any of these beauties, but I can’t wait until I have a space that’s begging to be covered in banana leaf print.
Check out some of my favorites from the hunt, and you’ll see what I mean.
The ultimate Martinique Banana Leaf print, made famous by the Beverly Hills Hotel. Seems to be a big favorite of Nate Berkus, who used it in his own home in Milan. Available from Hinson & Co. You can also find it at Designer Wall Coverings. I can’t seem to track down the amazing wallpaper from the image on the right, but it’s featured in Houses in my Heart by Carleton Varney.
I adore these prints by Turner Pocock Wallpaper, a London based company whose designs grow from quirky, hand-sketched ideas. I would have never thought tennis racket and zebra wallpaper could be so fantastic.
Speaking of Zebras, I’m basically in love with this print from Designer Wallcoverings and Fabrics.
This kid’s series is hard not to love, and I could easily see these prints in a children’s room or a studio space.
If you basically just want someone to give you a promise that you’ll love your wallpaper, you can always rely on the folks at Farrow & Ball. No matter what they send you, it will be beautiful.