St. James’s wallpaper

Having just seen a breathtaking installation of this paper I wanted to reprint this post from 2009 for the benefit of those readers who had not yet seen it.  It may answer some questions: Shortly after it’s establishment in 1861, Morris & Co. received a number of important secular commissions, one of which being the decoration [...]

Victorian Splendor in San Diego

Got a bad case of the Mondays?  Try taking a wonderful whirlwind photographic tour of an 1896 Queen Anne in Escondido, Ca (in San Diego County), courtesy of the New York Times and photographer Sandy Huffaker.  As you’ll see, the photos show several rooms hung with papers from our collection, (including this bedroom wrapped in [...]

VPA presentation at the Kimura House

I just had the wonderful opportunity to speak to the Victorian Preservation Society of Santa Clara County a very friendly non-profit group of folks dedicated to the preservation of historic homes, (including those built after the Victorian era) in that community. The presentation took place at what I learned was a recently designated historic landmark, [...]

This Old House 2009 Remodel Winner

We were excited to find some of our Victorian and Arts & Crafts wallpapers used to bring a Bowling Green, Kentucky house from “Forlorn to Refreshed”.  The 1896 Queen Anne, (which was originally designed by an enterprising architect of the time, George Barber), had seen better days when Elaine & Dorian Walker bought it six [...]

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