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Watercolor Wallcoverings

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Since I have abstract painting techniques on the brain, I’ve been dying to recreate a version of this French-made wallcovering from Elitis that looks exactly like hand-painted silk. Could that red-pink-coral color combo be any more perfect?

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I spied the paper hanging in a dressing room at Neimans and could barely take my eyes off its gorgeousness long enough to try on my clothes. For something so intense, I found the pattern oddly dreamy and soothing.
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I’d love to try to recreate the look for the inside of my closet. Wouldn’t that be pretty? I’d feel like I was shopping at Neimans every day! ;)
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PS Remember this nursery with its ikat fabric wallcovering?

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23 thoughts on “Watercolor Wallcoverings

  1. That IS so beautiful and appealing. I can totally relate to being distracted by inspiring surroundings, and I am all the time. I was once so taken in by art in the Nordstrom dressing rooms, and my friend totally didn't get it. I appreciate knowing I am not alone!

  2. I wanna see somebody use the Brit Pop in that same Kandy line from Elitis. So pretty, I also wanna see you come up with as many techniques as possible;)

  3. I just added fabric to the walls in my closet because it was cheaper than the expensive wallpaper that I really wanted. I only have it between shelves so it was easy to apply. I used a coordinating paint on the full walls. I love it.

  4. Thanks, Jenny! I've just decided that when we add a new closet/ dressing room next year I'm DEFINITELY wallpapering it! Talk about feeling like you're in a boutique. Love it!

  5. I saw that wallpaper again at the Andrew Howard website, and he used it in a bedroom, so he must have thought it was dreamy too. I really like the colors and patterns he put with it.

    (You'll have to scroll through several pics to get to it; it's probably 10 or 12 photos in, at least.)

  6. Okay, Jenny. I'm waiting anxiously for you to figure out how to DIY that or the Robert Passel bedroom walls with watercolor paints. HEAVENLY!

  7. Thanks for posting our nursery again! Good luck with this sure-to-be gorgeous project. Hope to see you at New York Junior League spring house tour on Mother's Day weekend!
    – Lauren Jenkins Chung, NYC

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