I was so happy to open my mailbox last week to see an email from the lovely Tilda of the blog Madame Herve. Tilda was one of my earliest supporters, posting about The Marion House Book back in March when I first started. If you have been following her blog than you know that she is going through a major renovation of her own (spectacular) home. Tilda emailed me wondering if you, my super creative and well informed readers, could help her find a wallpaper for her master bedroom. Apparently, it is very difficult to find wallpaper in Switzerland and she is hoping that you can help her solve that problem!
Tilda has provided me with the most amazing inspiration images for her attic bedroom. She has also chosen a few wallpapers to get us started which I have added to. Please cast your vote to let us know which wallpaper you think Tilda should choose. In addition, if any of you have information about stockists or suppliers that sell wall coverings in Switzerland, let us know.
Let's begin with the colour palette Tilda has chosen:
Pretty inspiring, right? Warm, romantic and enveloping. Below is a copy of her floorplan: As you can see from the drawing, the attic is a large open-concept space that will have three functions: bedroom, mediaroom, and atelier. She has also provided me with colour selections for the atelier (see below). I thought it was important to show you both colour schemes since the rooms flow into each other and are visible from both vantage points.
I am absolutely in love with the combination of colors she has chosen. They are so rich and moody - like a Dutch masters painting come to life. I think the overall feeling of the attic is going to be quite romantic with its wood burning stove, spiral staircase, and exposed bathtub.
To give you a better idea of how the space looks, Tilda has sent along a photo of the work in progress.
Now to our challenge. Tilda would like to wallpaper only the bedroom section of her attic, the rest of the walls be painted. She is very fond of the relief or anaglypta wallpapers primarily because they can be painted any color she chooses. Here are a few she has picked out already:
This is the Supaglypta Alexander wallpaper from Wallpapers-UK
Here are a few others I found. Each of them is paintable.
Tilda told me she was also open to other suggestions for wallpaper. Of course, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to look for some samples in her colour palette. What do you think of these ones?
Most of the wallpapers listed above are available through online sources or have suppliers in Europe. If anyone has any other leads on wallpaper suppliers that will ship to Switzerland please let us know. I know Tilda is quite partial to the paintable Anaglypta wallpapers so a source for those in Switzerland would be amazing.
And don't forget to cast your vote for your favourite wallpaper!