So generally speaking, I wasn't a huge fan of wallpaper until I started getting interested in the Arts & Crafts Movement. William Morris and C.F.A. Voysey's choices of papers are just so incredibly stunning, elegant, and not at all "old lady" or outdated. They are classic and extremely appealing. Unfortunately they are also extremely hard to find at a tolerable price.
January's issue of Cottages and Bungalows Magazine featured a wallpaper from a company called "Wallpaper from the 70s". It was a lovely Art Nouveau pattern, and I was intrigued, as the website name definitely didn't imply classic patterns. But their selection is wonderful. Here are a few of my favorites.
But by far, my favorite is this one, "Belenos"
It's so utterly Voysey-esque! Sadly, although I think a single roll might cover my downstairs half bath walls, by the time you add in the cost of shipping from Germany, that single roll would cost about $130 or so. Ouch. Dang.
A search of ebay for Morris and Voysey wallpapers uncovered this oversized wallpaper border (20 1/2" height) that might look nice in the downstairs half bath instead, with a repeated stencil pattern over the rest of the wall maybe. And it's a much more tolerable price.
Just dreaming of house options, when I can't work on the house itself because we aren't unpacked yet. ;)