Friday, February 27, 2015

Day 114 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Date Palm Panels"

Sue Williams of SW Design in Jamaica, West Indies, wanted a mural on silk for a client in the Tryall Club. With the humidity in Jamaica, we decided to create a silk finish with matalic paint & glaze. We painted these 9 foot tall panels with date palms and shipped them, but not before capturing the work for wallpaper reproduction.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Day 113 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Lips"

Textile pattern of balls and squiggles in golden thread on a deep red background. 8.5" x 12.75" repeat.



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day 112 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Meteor"

Exotic wall covering pattern created from the polished stone and metal interior of a meteor. Repeat 19" x 12.5".



Monday, February 23, 2015

Day 111 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Fractured Sky"

Fractured Sky is a wallpaper pattern of blue and green abstract stripes. If you look closely you may see small landscapes of water, land and sky. Repeat is 32.75" x 28".

 Detail (DE0635)

50" wide section

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Day 110 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Ancient Leather"

This wall covering pattern of cracked leather has the patina of centuries.

Detail (DE9164)

Each section, between the dark stripes, has a max. size of 12 inches (we like it best at about 9.5"). The repeat is about 46" square at 100%.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Day 109 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Bronze Chain"

This wallpaper or border pattern is an antique verdigris bronze with a patina. The interlaced pattern can be up to 20 inches wide. 

Shown here with a little space between the "Chains" (MW9735) 


Interlacement pattern with no space between bands

As a border

This rope, chain or interlacement pattern can be produced in many styles. (From the "Handbook of Ornament" by Franz Sales Meyer, Published in 1957)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Day 108 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Mackerel Stripe"

This colorful stripe pattern was created from the banding in the scales on the side of a Mackerel caught off Hogg Island in the Bahamas.

Max. repeat is 26" x 12.5" with the small stripe 5" high and the larger one 8".



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Day 107 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Jack Frost"

This macro photograph of frost on a window has been enlarged to 12 feet by 8.5 feet. The perfect contemporary look.

(NA0732) Detail-1

8.5' x 12' section (no repeat)

Detail 2

Detail 3

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Day 105 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Smaug"

For todays wall covering pattern I present Smaug. This gold or silver snake skin repeat wall covering would be right at home in a night club, restaurant or store. Max repeat 26.4" x 43.7".



Sunday, February 15, 2015

Day 104 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Cat's Cradle"

Intricate, light and airy pattern of metalwork. At 55% reproduction size the repeat is 36" x 20" for (DE9721-B) and 36" x 25" for (DE9721-C).

(DE9721-B) Detail



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Day 103 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Amaka"

A fluid van Gogh like pattern in beige and black, or the color of your choosing. Repeat up to 67" x 44".

Detail (DE0913)

Amaka  (DE0913)

 (DE0913-B) New color way:

Friday, February 13, 2015

Day 102 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Granite Canyon"

Beside the stream near Bald Peak trail, Plesant Mountain, Maine is a huge lichen covered granite wall. I loved the way this rock looked so much I've made this wall covering. 8 foot by 12 foot repeat.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Day 101 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Maple"

Here is what happens when you capture an early spring photo of budding Maple leaves with a narrow depth of field and then turn it into a kaleidoscopic pattern. 50.5" x 33" repeat at 100% which makes the maple leaf 20" high (wide) at it's widest point. We prefer to print this pattern at 16%, which makes the leaf about 3" wide. You choose the optimal reproduction size.

Maple (NA4949)


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Day 100 ~ Design Your Own Wallpaper

The future of wallpaper is digital. With the advent of high quality archival on demand printing, why would anyone choose from what is on the shelf. Over the last 100 days I have shown you a large cross section of styles and subject matter.

Is there a problem we can solve with a custom wall covering? What wallpaper does not exist? There is no limit on vision, what's next? 

Share your ideas with us. If your concept is chosen, we will involve you in the design process from beginning to end and give you 25% off your first order of the resulting wallpaper. I'll even name it after you, if you like.

This exotic wall covering pattern of burnt sienna and green/yellow polished rock has the feel of stained glass or a Klimpt painting detail.

Rain Forest (DE0451)

Detail 1

Detail 2

Pattern repeat, this image represents a 9 foot high wall.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Day 99 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Loch Aiden"

With sincere thanks to all you Zoë Design "likers" and fans out there, I present this hand painted mural by Lena Fransioli and Brooke Sheldon. It is available up to 158" x 146" on canvas, etching paper or wallpaper.

Detail 1

Detail 2

Monday, February 9, 2015

Day 98 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Matador Floral"

With all the snow fall in New England, 68" and counting, we thought this pattern would be appropriate. This Matador's  cape is hand stitched with ebony beads and silk threads. At 54% the repeat is 24" x 36".

Matador Floral (DE3331)

Detail (DE3331)

Matador Floral (DE3331-B)

Detail (DE3331-B)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Day 97 ~ Wallpaper-a-day "Ayana"

This fluid van Gogh "Starry Night" like pattern in green, blue, purple, beige and black, has the feel of a pastel pencil drawing or embroidery. Repeat up to 67" x 44.


Detail (DE0911-Blue-Green)

Detail (DE0911-Red-Green)

Detail (DE0911-Beige)