Wallpaper For One

There is something wonderful about wallpaper like this. It doesn’t rely on pattern or gorgeous repeat.  It tells a little story in a big way.  It makes me feel like I’ve stepped into one of the luscious images by one of my favorite illustrators.  I’m a character in my own room where a lifesize tale unfolds against a backdrop of timeless beauty.

Maybe it’s that I’m tall and like feeling that I’m enveloped in a bigger panorama than interiors usually allow.   I’m not sure about any of it…but this i do know.  This sort of wallpaper treatment creates rooms I’d love to live in.

To dream in.

And yes, even to swim in.  They are ethereal.  Heavenly.  Otherworldly.  These are featured by De Gournay. If you know of any other wonderful wallpapers similar to these please share your links with us and with our readers by posting a link.  I’d love to see what you j’adore.

curlin

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