Yes, I am back pondering about wallpaper once more.
This is odd, I haven’t included wallpaper in any of my decorative schemes for many years; paint is my go-to solution . France and this house are clearly steering my thoughts into new, uncharted territory.
In an earlier post-
I was musing on what appealed to me about the one decent wallpaper we inherited with the French village house, the eponymously named tulip room wallpaper . Well, I liked the fact that it looked like it had been laboriously hand printed and had a pearlescent sheen- the single wall we will be papering behind the bed in that bedroom will get a modern take on that vibe.
Meanwhile, I have been considering using paper in the cave. The end wall and one long (30 foot) wall have exposed stone which I will be cleaning and keeping apparent. This leaves us with the other 30 foot insulated & plasterboarded wall, plus two small walls enclosing the wash room.
As I keep repeating, the cave is long and dark and lit only from each end, so something pale and light reflective is critical. I tracked down this traditional looking wallpaper (Chinoise by Arthouse) which I love.
As usual I found it at varying prices , from modest to 75 dollars a roll in the USA, but as usual the best price & service is via http://www.wallpaperdirect.com/products/arthouse/chinoise-yellow/102846
They have sent me a nice big sample, but trying to get an accurate photo of the subtle colours is proving impossible. I am posting these, but it is actually a softer pale yellow reminiscent of 18thc pigments and the finely drawn birds & boughs have a faded sepia ink tint rather than the grey seen here.
It goes fabulously well with both the new and antique textiles I have bought for this guest room