Monday, 22 June 2009

Marcel Wanders for Graham and Brown

This is one of the most appealing editorials I've seen in a very long time - from Easy Living magazine. I have actually subscribed to it as they were offering a really cheap deal. Their content isn't completely up my street, but their design pages are brilliantly put together - they feature original designers and small businesses. I do find some other design magazines recycle the same shops and suppliers every single month so I love that I often haven't seen the designers they feature elsewhere.

This wallpaper is now the frontrunner for decorating a feature wall in my hallway.

The wallpaper is Stella by Marcel Wanders for Graham & Brown. Unlike almost everything I ever like, it's actually quite affordable at £30 a roll.

Which colour is your favourite? I actually love the white and gold, as in the photo above. Can you tell I was totally bowled over by this design? I ordered a yellow sample, because I like the idea of doing something radical - but never quite manage it. Think it through carefully before commenting please...I've been collecting wallpaper samples for nearly two years now. I have very dark brown floorboards. An adjoining room will have a black and white bird wallpaper which will be in the line of sight from the hallway.

As a reward for your much appreciated interior consulting, I'm going to share this video with you of Alain Clark singing with his father, which I saw on GMTV on Friday. If you can't muster up the energy to discriminate between yellow and taupe, at least watch this, which will blow you away more than any wallpaper - I couldn't speak afterwards. If you can't watch the live version outside the UK, this is the You Tube version. I think it might actually be a year old - GMTV were showing a repeat for Father's Day.

Image scanned from Easy Living.

9 comments:

Meg said...

Muc as I love yellow I think I am with you on the white and gold - it's a gorgeous pattern!

Callie Grayson said...

i love the yellow, and i am not a yellow person. i love that it pops with cheeriness right when you walk in the door!!

{this is glamorous} said...

That first room is so lovely! Completely agree with your first instinct of white and gold -- such a beautiful combination.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

I spied this wallpaper just recently & I was immediately drawn to it too. It is just lovely!!

Serena said...

God you're right about that song - I'm snuffling and snotting away as I write. SO touching.

Rachel Follett said...

Oh my! That wallpaper is gorgeous! Great find!

kissmyspatula said...

gorgeous, simply gorgeous. i want to move into that room...immediately.

Monica said...

I like the yellow but would go with the white and gold because of the black wallpaper.

papercutpanic said...

Lovely wallpaper. Gold and white are classic but the yellow gives it the pattern a contemporary twist.