From our archives: 1950s Scandinavian folk art kitchen border

Here’s a unique border concept from United Wallpaper c.1955; a border for your kitchen soffit that can be trimmed seven different ways!¬†Designed with several horizontal stripes, it can be, according to its accompanying sample book page “cut… to any of 7 heights and still have a complete pattern…a 7 fold chance to show your decorative [...]

Deco-rate this space…

Chris, who works at Rejuvenation’s Seattle retail store was kind enough to send us pictures of his project… “It’s a little vernacular 1906 Victorian I’m slowly restoring that had a massive empty unfinished attic space.¬† My story is that the attic may have been finished out in the 20′s or 30′s, hence the Deco vibe [...]

Maxwell’s smart wallpaper advertising

This is a great example of the retail marketing used by American wallpaper (and in this case, window shade) companies during the Arts & Crafts era. A fiscal year calendar with an artist’s rendering of a typical paper arrangement of the day, the frieze at top, and the “filling” or “wall paper” below. Note the [...]

Art Deco… InStyle again!

One of the exciting additions to our Modernism collection in the last three years has been our Art Deco line. The response to these shimmering papers has been very enthusiastic, and the interest in that style as a whole seems to be growing again. The October issue of InStyle magazine published a two-page spread on [...]

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