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Tapettitalo – Vintage Finnish Wallpaper

I recently heard about a wallpaper shop in Helsinki with all of these gorgeous Finnish patterns from Pihlgren + Ritola, the shop is called Tapettitalo (the House of Wallpaper in Finnish).

Part of their website is in English, and it’s quite educational so I suggest flipping through it and reading what they have to say about the history of wallpaper in Finland. They carry Pihlgren + Ritola, the oldest working wallpaper manufacturer in Finland.

Some of my favorites include: Cherry Tree #69 212, The most beautiful of the Skylarks #64 673, and my total favorite – Night of the Skylarks #69 659. This would be beautiful in a long hallway leading into a sunny yellow room.

How to order: Tapettitalo will provide you with wallpaper samples and they’ll even ship to Estonia, UK, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Germany and the USA. If you live in another country, contact them directly – they may consider shipping there as well. They accept wire transfer, major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) and checks. You can find pricing information here.

Thanks for the tip, Mevrouw!


(images from tapettitalo)

Posted in vintage, walls on July 22, 2006

Funkis – Inspirational Eye Candy from Down Under

Something old, something new. Something shocking, full of hue.


Ah. So many fun vintage and modern prints from Australian based Funkis. Wallpaper, textiles, ceramics, lamps… I enjoyed the sheer experience of simply looking through their website at all of the lush patterns. I pulled together a few that I really liked, and focused a little on black and white since that will be a big Fall/Winter trend this year – black and white with a pop of color, like red, is totally on the charts and oh so pretty. Here’s some eye candy for you. Pull some images from their site and put together some eye candy inspiration for yourself. It’s fun to group patterns in clusters of four or six, train your eyes on color combinations, and if you have a color printer, print out your creations and tack them to your idea board.


(images from funkis)

Posted in vintage, walls on July 21, 2006

Florence Broadhurst – Textiles + Wallpaper

Funny, I’ve been lusting over some fabric I saw on pillows at Weego Home some time ago (bottom photo, yellow/white print), and while out surfing the web, I came across Australian textiles and wallpaper designer Florence Broadhurst and bingo! textile designer found (Weego doesn’t mention the designer on their site).


I love her sophisticated prints with a dash of wild and funky mixed in, and her stunning wallpaper collection along with her textile collection (it’s how she got her start, as a wallpaper studio, back in the 1950s) really rocks. From peacocks to filigree (love), to psychedelic swirls, blooms, fans, clouds, and Aztec symbols, she gives interior spaces punch and excitement, and the best part, you can control the dose. Add one pillow or several. Paper an entire room, one single wall, or frame your favorite sheet for a little over the sofa drama.

Related posts: Weego Home

(images from florence broadhurst)

Posted in textiles, walls on July 21, 2006

coffee + cre8tive {july6 ’06}

I’m inspired today by the bold busy patterns from Swedish designer Hanna Werning. She is currently running her own company called Spring Street Studio based in Stockholm. I think her work is just beautiful, why not spend a moment to familiarize yourself with what she does here? Cards, wallpaper, wallpaper posters… Such talent!

(images from hanna werning)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, shopping, textiles, travel, walls on July 06, 2006

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