I first found out about London-based artist Marthe Armitage a few years ago but when I saw her work in a hotel in London I nearly fell down. I love what she does and thought you might too. Here is a snap that I took with my iPhone to show it in-situ to whet your appetite, the rest I’ve combed from other sources on the web. Enjoy!
Marthe creates and hand prints her wallpapers using lino blocks in her Chiswick studio and now I’m wondering if this means I can eventually see it in person and watch her in action? I have to look this up to see if she even welcomes a studio tour. I find watching people doing their thing incredibly inspiring. Here are some of my favorite wallpaper patterns from her collection.
You can buy these gorgeous papers over at Hamilton Weston.
At beautiful Liberty in London.
Wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL.
Now I totally want this print in my home!
Would you like to see a whimsical range of wallpaper out of Paris today that can be used in both kid’s rooms and in more grown up spaces? Introducing Bartsch, a gorgeous wallpaper company that I’m thinking will resonate with lots of you out there because it clicked with me for sure. I think the dotty black paper is amazing!
Which one do you like? Black with gold dots for me all the way!
I know, I know. I was just saying how I liked my colors moody and now I’m back to bright white but you know what, this lighting, the pleasantly over-the-top cowhide and these lovely realistic wallpapers are also on my radar this week too and all are from Mineheart… I adore the idea of wooden planks or paneled walls but c’mon! How can most of us accomplish that on a budget? The answer is to go faux and I’m liking the idea because sometimes if you can’t make it then your only choices are to either save up or in decorating at least – to fake it!
Mineheart is basked in the UK and was launched a few years ago by Brendan Young and Vanessa Battaglia, the two designers behind Studiomold and Young & Battaglia in Cambridgeshire. I love their style and edgy vibe – cool, creative, forward… The pendant light with the painting on the bottom is something I would definitely consider owning. I think though that lots of their papers and lights would be amazing in a cafe or retail space. I can see it now…
If you like what you see above you can view more in their online store here.
These are quite cute, right? I think they’re lovely. Caron over at Wall Stories told me about their new wall decal collections that released last week and I had to share them. These neutral frames in particular caught my eye and were created by illustrator Maria Carluccio who is also a Wall Stories co-founder. Made in the USA (Portland, OR to be precise), all decals are durable, easy to peel and stick (and move around later), pvc-free, and are made out of adhesive fabric.
In addition to frames, you can find trees, birds, blossoms and many other lovely decals in their shop so please check them all out here to see if any catch your eye – they are all so darling!
(images: wall stories)