Today’s wallpaper designs are whimsical, opulent and certainly add a splash of color to any room. The Madeline Weinrib selection is based on a color palette that’s rooted in traditional forms which have been inspired from her travels. The wallpaper is hand painted then silk screened onto a clay- coated paper.
A selection of new prints from the Madeline Weinrib Atelier collection,
ABC Carpet & Home, NYC.
In the photo above, the collection is called “Allemande” and it draws its inspiration from antique French brocade. The patterns reveal visible brushstrokes because of Weinrib’s signature technique of using hand painting in the design. The image evokes a feeling from the past, yet it gives a fresh, contemporary look.
Founded in 1978, Andrew Martin International, a UK interior design brand created by Martin Waller, offers a wide range of wallpapers that are inspired by a unique mix of cultures, nostalgia and travel.
Along with the design firm’s selection of fabrics, furniture and home accessories, Waller’s aesthetic draws inspiration from past eras and cultures.
Images from the 1960s-inspired collection
Andrew Martin’s “Penny Post,” British postage stamp wallpaper from a by-gone era is a perfect choice for a study, library or den.
“Penny Post” used with vintage furniture and accessories.
On our Piper Hertneck blog, we’ve recently published a couple of articles on the scarcity of reclaimed woods. Andrew Martin’s addressed this dilemma by creating wallpaper inspired from reclaimed woods.
Stacks of fresh-cut firewood become a rustic backdrop for a den or family room.
Rolls-Royce launched “The Silver Wraith” following the end of World War II. Although the sweeping fenders and separately-mounted Lucas headlights were carried over from the pre-war manufacturing, disc wheels and white wall tires replaced the old wire-wheel design.
In the traditional style of coachbuilding, the design and interior specifications — the selection of wood for the panel, the color and selection of leather upholstery, etc.– were often left up to the client. But frequently the client would add new ideas such as this refreshment cabinet to make their car “one of a kind.”
The original plan for this car included a dickey-seat or rumble seat but during construction the plans were changed by the owner. Even though holes were already drilled for the seat, a large refreshment cabinet was ordered, and its design was configured to take its place. Crystal liquor decanters and highball glasses were custom blown by Waterford Crystal to fit the cabinet.
The coachwork for this 1950 two-passenger Silver Wraith was by H.J. Mulliner, the historic coachbuilding company in London. It was the only Drophead (convertible) Roadster ever built by the company.
The Empire State Building in New York City is illuminated in blue to commemorate “World Ocean Day.” Blue is an uplifting color and the official color of ocean waters.
David Hockney’s set design for Puccini’s opera, Turandot.
David Hockney is one of the most respected artists of his generation and is well known for his paintings, prints and portraits. But he’s also earned the reputation as a set designer for some of the world’s leading opera companies. In the image above, the blue lighting creates a sense of magic and mystery in the ancient Asian kingdom which is the setting for the opera.
Restaurant design is not unlike a theatrical setting. Both are spaces which are the backdrop to a performer or to a guest arriving at a popular eatery.. The current interior design of the roof top eateries at OXO Tower in London pays homage to the evening’s blue sunset and nightfall. According to Shaun Clarkson ID, the restaurant’s designer, the blue lines create the feel of a classic cruise liner out to sea.
The OXO Tower is an outstanding piece of Art Deco architecture. Built in the late 1920s by architect Albert Moore, the building was threatened with demolition but saved in 1986. It now has housing, shops and art galleries as well as the popular rooftop restaurant operated by Harvey Nichols department store.
Bar XO in the OXO Tower, London
Round Four: Closets
From the Five Images, Match the Correct Name with the Correct Closet
Mariah Carey / Elton John / Kim Kardashian / Elizabeth Taylor / Ralph Lauren
(Answers listed at the end…)
Photo 4A – Celebrity Name: __________________
Photo 4B – Celebrity Name: __________________
Photo 4C – Celebrity Name: __________________
Photo 4D – Celebrity Name: __________________
Photo 4E – Celebrity Name: __________________
ANSWERS: 4A Mariah / 4B Liz / 4C Kim / 4D Elton / Ralph
Bring on the rain, the snow, the sleet…
Mudrooms are great —they provide a space to make a mess with style.