Wild Wallpaper

May 26, 2009

Design and Decor

Whoa, fashions in wallpaper has gone funky! I found this “heat-activated” wallpaper at a design site recently. I’ve heard of heat-activated paint, but not the wallpaper until now. It’s pretty, but I can’t say that I’d really like it in my house. It’s wallpaper that sprouts pink flowers with a heat source. lol! Would you get this?


From Dornob.com.

I also found some very, very cool retro wallpaper; again the source is from Dornob.com, who links to Second Hand Rose, the largest vintage wallpaper collection in the world, “dating all the way back to the 1860s and featured in museums around the world. Their rolls range from two to four figures depending upon the design, rarity and its origins (including Frank Lloyd Wright originals).” Wow! I’d just like to browse through their wallpaper books– like a history/art lesson in interior fashion, eh?

Some wallpaper doesn’t deserve a rerun. This is the kind of stuff my mom had in her kitchen.

Retro Wallpaper Pictures, Images and Photos

Ew. :-p Gone are the days– thankfully so– of polyester pantsuits and funky orange pool floats lounges with purple flowers. The 70s is an era best forgotten, IMHO.

Ooo, how about this? Surf’s UP, dude!

Retro Surfboards Pictures, Images and Photos


retro Pictures, Images and Photos

This is more my style. šŸ˜€ I like the Victorian stripes and roses, and flocked wallpaper. Mmm.

Retro Wallpaper Pictures, Images and Photos

Check the site for more. Cool stuff there!

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5 Responses to “Wild Wallpaper”

  1. gengen Says:

    That looks ok but I guess that is good in an art room just like mine heheheh. I like the first picture of leaves…

  2. Bonnie Story Says:

    Unbelievable!! So glad you pointed out the heat-activated wallpaper. What a concept!! Wallpaper is really a living history of tastes and styles. I have some awesome Better Homes mags from the 60’s that I want to scan and blog about for fun. Ooh-la-la, some of the wallpaper in there is unreal!!! Will be fun to post about. I love your selection, that is glorious and elegant. Cheers! Bonnie

  3. blueyes Says:

    Um no I can say that I will never put wallpaper up in my place lol

  4. Karen Says:

    I am amazed at that heat sensitive wallpaper that grows flowers. Awesome!

  5. Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" Says:

    This is new for me, heat-activated wallpaper! No, don’t think I would buy this with the pink flowers blooming. I’ll mention this on my Friday “Things I Learned This Week” post with a link back here though.