Based in Rio, Gecko Stickers are decorative decals created by several different designers commissioned by Gecko so the selection spans many different sizes, styles and colorways that are both affordable and accessible – they ship worldwide. I don’t use a lot of wall stickers in my home, I have a simple bird on a light switch in my hallway and that’s about it for me. But I would consider adding them to my windows as a quick seasonal decoration or if I had kids, I’d allow my little ones have them around their bedroom. They are also really sweet on organizing canisters and glassware.
There are so many wall sticker designers out there and it makes me wonder, do you buy them? Where do you stick ‘em? On the walls, tiles, appliances, windows, furniture, or? I’d like to try some inside the glass doors of my china cabinet, perhaps full lace sheets that are very subtle so that I can stuff more in the cabinet without anyone seeing inside. :) I know, a lazy solution, I am still procrastinating when it comes to organizing my cabinet. With family coming over tomorrow and a festival to attend on Sunday, I may have the procrastination gods on my side allowing me to get to it next week, instead. :)
But yes, back to the stickers. Do you use them and if so, where?
(images: gecko stickers)
I was speaking just this morning with a publicist based in Paris who reps interiors and contemporary crafts companies and she told me about a few of her clients, this post is about the first one: Les Invasions Ephemeres. (The post to follow will be about the second one.) I first wrote about Les Invasions Ephemeres a few years ago, if you recall, this Parisian company is owned by designers Sofia Antonovich and Pierre-Yves Toudic and they design decals. Here are a few of their latest decals that premiered at the Maison&Objet design fair in Paris today. You can stick them on anything, walls, pocket mirrors, tables…
Please take a look at their most creative website too… so dreamy and sweet.
(images: les invasions ephemeres)
Have you checked out Graham & Brown’s new wallpaper called Essence? I love how their publicist described it in her email to me this morning and since it’s such a nice description I think I’ll let her tell you about it… “Statement florals, soft shimmering trails and bold graphic stripes come together to create a collection that allows you to instantly revitalize a home. A truly sumptuous color palette introducing damson, crimson, taupe and sand alongside cream, duck egg and chocolate mixed with shimmering metallics offer both dramatic and subtle tones for a sophisticated backdrop.” Isn’t that such an inviting write-up? Now look at the photos and pick your favorite. I’ll tell you mine below… :)
Okay so have you picked a favorite? Mine is the second image because the flowers are whimsical and remind me of balloons and floating away… I imagine this paper in a bedroom on the wall behind the bed only to symbolize floating… as in, off to sleep. Which one do you fancy? Why?
(images: graham & brown)
Sorry to be such a tease… but this wall below is NOT the result of wall decals or wallpaper… and you can do something like this in your own home with a few stencils and some paper. Talk about a budget transformation!
You’ll need to visit this link for the good stuff though. :)
(image: elle decoration south africa)