Whether you’re a country mouse, or a city mouse, privacy is always a concern. One major trend I see sweeping across the UK and into America lately is chic frosted film – decals that are as stylish as they are functional. Sure, frosted glass has been around for ages, but the ability to create your own on a budget – brilliant!
Brume in the UK produces the coolest patterns too – you can get your frost on in style! Easy to fit, Brume window film gives you the privacy you crave while allowing natural light into the room, and since the film laminates the glass, it makes it nearly impossible to smash. Get creative and apply it to cabinet doors and interior doors, too.
Quick post about Interiors Europe, a lush wallpaper supplier out of Surrey, England with an online store. Great resource to bookmark. They can deliver to any country, offer free samples, and you can actually purchase one roll because there are no minimum order requirements. You also don’t have to be part of ‘the trade’ to order (gosh, interior design can often feel so ‘clubby’, can’t it?).“Interiors Europe?s wallcoverings collection is the largest of its kind in the South of England, based in Surrey, UK. Interiors Europe endeavours to make available the widest selection of wallcovering from cutting edge designs to traditional styles, with many of these ranges being previously unavailable to the public. We guarantee to cater for a broad spectrum of tastes, ages, budget and interior styles.”
(image and quote from interiors europe)
A big thanks to decor8 reader Michelle over at Creative Swoon for this tip!
Flavor Paper, featured in the April issue of House + Garden magazine, experienced a bit of a rebirth after Katrina hit their town just when business was going well. Pre-Katrina, New Orleans based Flavor Paper was creating quite a buzz in the design community and then, as they put it, their “world stopped for awhile”. Thankfully, with the House + Garden coverage and whatever buzz we bloggers (and consumers!) can create, we’ll aid their rebirth.
Flavor Paper offers deliciously beautiful vintage, contemporary, and custom handscreened wallcovering. I featured onda, one of their bold wave prints, in coffee + cre8tive this morning. Imagine wallpaper in bold lush designs and fruity colors resembling the 1970?s-era… That’s what Flavor Paper is all about. It’s no wonder they call it flavor, you may start licking the walls.
Okay so I was researching eco-friendly textiles for a project I’m working on and came across Mod Green Pod over at the wonderful Treehugger. For those of you that shy away from “green” products because you think they’re more hippie than hipster, think again.
Green products can be quite colorful and fun, especially when you consider the designs at Mod Green Pod based right here in lovely Boston. Using 100% organic cotton fabrics and creating only vinyl-free wallpaper, you can’t help but adore their products and their cause. Going green never looked so, well, exciting…
(photos from mod green pod)