In one of the very first ever posts to this blog, I talked about a wallpaper I’d fallen in love with; Scrapwood paper by Piet Hein Eek. The cost of papering a room in Scrapwood would roughly equal the national debt of a developing country, so it has always sat on my ‘Crave’ list of beautiful but unattainable things that I like to admire from afar. And then recently a single roll appeared in the sale bin of an achingly chic design store I was rummaging through, and it felt like a tap on the shoulder from Fate. An expensive tap, even then – but the deed was done.
Scrapwood No.2 wallpaper now adorns the chimney breast in our bedroom and I love it. It lifts the previous calming but somewhat bland walls and manages to be both eye-catching and restful at the same time. The walls in this room are almost 4m high, creating quite a dramatic sense of scale that it’s hard to convey in a photo - even when dangling half-out of the window, as I was here. The wood-plank effect is so realistic that visitors* tend to approach it and stroke it before jumping back to surprise to find it’s paper… (* I should clarify that we don’t have many visitors to our bedroom, lest you think it odd…)
So taken was I with our accent wall that I turned my attention to Harry’s new room, which we’re in the process of decorating. He and I chose this gorgeous wallpaper from Scion, which made Harry beam with delight when he saw it. ’That fox is called BORIS” he announced, with great conviction; ‘and I think he should come and be in my room’.
So now Boris – and approximately 200 of his friends – adorn one wall of Harry’s very grown-up bedroom, adding a splash of colour and fun.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing! (We’ll be counting foxes…).