I know, I know enough Amy Butler already. But I really do fancy her work and now that she’s released eco paper products including gorgeous gift wraps I thought it couldn’t hurt to at least tell you about it… :)
I know… How pretty. Wrapping paper can be used for so many DIY projects it’s simply the best for adding pattern to almost anything on a budget. I like an idea I saw recently in Country Living Home magazine where art director Matthew Mead used wrapping paper to create a mat for a framed picture of a family member. It looked great and what an inexpensive and easy project. You can knock something like that out in under 15 minutes.
(images from amy butler design)
Katie Deedy just sent me the most wonderful collection of hand-printed wallpaper that she creates and sells under the name Grow House Grow! in her Brooklyn design studio. This is a nice alternative to the wildly popular Cole & Son Woods pattern in case you happen to be looking for something slightly different.
Katie’s first collection is inspired by some of her favorite childhood friends, children’s books and memories and each roll is $150 USD or you can purchase them by the sheet in case you are more interesting in framing your favorite one. Currently there are three patterns available in three different colorways.
(images from grow house grow!)
Looking for some of your favorite wallpaper online at huge discounts? My rolls of Cole & Son Cow Parsley gorgeousness just arrived and I paid $15 for shipping and $105 per roll (each roll is a double). I know that’s not cheap, but usually you can expect to pay over $50 for shipping and $180+ per roll.
How did I save so much money? I didn’t even have to show cleavage or bat an eyelash! More here on my other blog.
(image from holly becker for decor8)