Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Chinoiserie Wallpaper on eBay

I spotted a great Chinoiserie wallpaper pattern on eBay - and it's available in several colorways. I am of course trying to determine how I can put one of these lovely papers to good use in the house, but in the interim, here they are if you are interested in a little Chinoiserie for yourself:









I know the holidays are over, but isn't the red version spectacular for Christmas? Could you imagine a dining room with that wallpaper decorated for the holiday? Beautiful.

Unfortunately, doing a whole room in wallpaper is a bit cost prohibitive (although the prices on these aren't bad ranging from $50-$60 per double roll). But I LOVE when wallpaper is used to give a small space big impact.

I'm already planning on using a different wallpaper in our upstairs bath to turn the small space with some outdated tile into something fun and hopefully attractive. And I like fun wallpaper used in mudrooms, or laundry rooms, or a small kitchen (like mine)...adds some drama to an otherwise "nothing" space.



Perfect example above - this picture is of the laundry nook at last spring's DC Design House designed by Draza Stamenich and posted by Chinoserie Chic on her blog a couple of days ago. I think it's the perfect (and budget-friendly) use of wallpaper! And wouldn't one of our little eBay gems work fab for something like this??

14 comments:

  1. Great find! The blue and white colorway would be just perfect for my powder room.

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  2. Ooo, Averill. Do it! (Consider me the naughty angel on your shoulder)...and then send me pics!

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  3. Thank you for this link. i am a sucker for wallpaper and agree a small room can look unbelievable with a little well chosen paper. Great find!KG

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  4. I love the word "colorways." Did you make it up or is it a design term?

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  5. Kitty, I wish I had made that up. It is indeed an established term, though I'm sure it's used to describe anything that is available in several colors (not just in the interior design world)...

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  6. These are really pretty and I loved that room at the Design House. I remember the designer seemed a little bashful about his work (maybe because it was such a small space?) but I thought he did such a great job, restrained and elegant.

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  7. Those are good words to describe that space Jenn - restrained and elegant...and creative! Not many can take such a practical space and make it so lovely.

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  8. Thanks for the mention of Chinoiserie Chic. I love wallpaper in general, but it is great in a small space where you can go more high end not needing so much, and it is amazing what it does to change the room.

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  9. Can someone tell me who makes that wallpaper? I love it would like to use it in my home.
    - April

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  10. Hi April - click on the link under each picture and you'll go to the eBay listing with more info to purchase it. I'm sure it will look spectacular!

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  11. I love this wallpaper! And I adore the laundry nook you have pictured. Your blog always keeps me inspired!

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  12. Hi April,

    For reasons of economy of scale, it is a little difficulty to take on bespoke projects of less than 3 or 4 panels, but we sometimes have leftover pairs of panels on hand - and can send out for smaller projects at reduced prices.

    We are at www.griffinandwong.com, but you will have to contact us from contacts page to see what we have on hand at office in Vancouver.

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  13. Griffin and Wong will also probably be at High Point -- and will have a smallish collection of excess panels (most just are a run of 2 panels). If you need any for a project, then can discuss on site.

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