Old House Journal : 2020-08-04

Walls & Ceilings : 77 : 75

Walls & Ceilings

VINTAGE-STYLE WALLPAPER The early 20th century is coming into its own, with a style revival that goes well beyond the Arts & Crafts Bungalow. Decorating approaches range from Historical Revival to early Modernism, Old Colonies to Jazz Age. A leader in this embrace of the era is Bradbury & Bradbury, long celebrated for art wallpapers of the Late Victorian and Arts & Crafts periods. Besides their Art Deco and Atomic Age offerings, the firm now has Vintage Collection­s dating to the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s—faithful reproducti­ons of papers they’ve collected over the years. Unique and varied, the patterns and colors instantly evoke another time. The 1920s Collection features classical elements, subtle stripes, designs, and botanicals from Japonesque to “wowzah.” Their 1930s patterns include pretty flower sprays and Chinoiseri­e patterns, but also intense tropicals and geometrics. In the 1940s Vintage, find familiar stripes, leaves, and trellis designs. Papers are sold in double rolls: indienne bradbury.com 75

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