One of my favorite ceiling treatments has always been an aged tin, perfectly reminiscent of old farmhouses and industrial kitchens. Yet the job is quite painstaking, and if you’re not sold on the look, can become a huge pain to remove when you’re ready for a makeover a few years down the road.
Enter a genius solution: faux tin wallpaper from Rockett St. George. Simply adhere to the ceiling (or walls for a fresh and equally inspired look!) and watch your average space sky rocket into high style territory. Wouldn’t the look work so well in a modern loft, juxtaposed with minimalist decor and high ceilings?
Image Credit: Rockett St. George
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Payton and Brian have merged their aesthetic viewpoints with their fine art and design expertise to create, Flat Vernacular, a company that, for now, creates surface treatments for walls and in the future, who knows? I can certainly envision their patterns translating to textiles or product design and their ideas into progressive restaurant and retail interiors. Presently, we are treated with a collection of wallpaper designs that range from colorful, fashion forward floral to illustrative derby cars that from a distance have a deceptive twist.
Below is another example of how they’ve created designs that from a distance provide a very traditional look and feel while closer inspection reveals their whimsical, playful approach to their work.
Payton and Brian have designed their company with their client in mind, taking great care and time with every project that comes their way. They aim to remain faithful to the tradition and character of wallpaper while taking a more contemporary twist with the designs themselves. Flat Vernacular infuses color, design and their playful spirit into all of their papers.
To get a better sense of the hand-drawn, hand-printed aspects of their work, watch this video by Lilian Haidar. There are a few time lapse series showing Brian and Payton working together and it is immediately clear what an amazing partnership they have.
Please join us on August 30th to meet Payton and Brian in person and learn more about their work. RSVP here.
What is a wall flat you may ask. Well, think three dimensional wallpaper, and you don’t even need to suffer the goofy movie house glasses. Let me begin by saying I’ve scraped and steamed off more than my share of wallpaper. There is a hallway in my current home named “the hall of tears”. It was the last area to be conquered; my husband and I against the wall paper. It was an ugly battle, as the paper was relentless, and frankly just wasn’t interested in helping along the transition from an english decor to our modern abode. It makes a gal a bit uneasy thinking about slathering my walls with paste and matching panel to panel of albeit beautiful papers that are on the market today.
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… decorate with hundreds and hundreds of old postcards?
In junior high, I vowed to save every piece of mail I’d ever received. Pen pals were all the rage, so after a few short years, I’d gathered quite the collection of XOXO’s and WBS’s (write back soon, for those of you who aren’t hip to pen pal lingo). And on one steamy summer day, I wallpapered my entire bedroom with letters from my childhood.
My mother wasn’t happy, but I remember the inspiration I gained from glancing up to see handwritten scrawls, doodles and photos from my favorite friends. And now that my mother doesn’t call the shots, I’m happy to say I’d gladly tackle that same wall installation in my current bedroom.
If, of course, people actually wrote letters now. I suppose printed emails don’t have quite the same charm?
I’ve been spotting scalloped homewares (as well as a few fashion pieces!) left and right, and I’d be lying if I said I was sick of the trend. Infused with just the right amount of feminine detailing, scallops are quickly becoming a new favorite on the design scene. Here are a few that have caught my eye this week!:
Have you spotted any I’ve missed? Share them below!