With Valentine’s Day around the corner, today’s post focuses on love. While I personally would not cover an entire room in some of these patterns, they are cute, fun and certainly innovative. And as always, there is the option of putting them up on a focal wall, or just frame a piece and use as wall decor (or several, for a grouping of love images).
Love and Cake
First out are these fun wallpapers by Swedish designer Cassandra Rhodin (who is the owner of the popular child clothing brand Mini Rhodini and has also done illustrations for customers such as H&M and Elle). Her “Story of Love” collection includes these two: the typographic Love Love wallpaper and the wedding-inspired Cake.
Photos: Your wallpaper
The vivid “Graffiti Hearts” wallpapers from Muriva have a retro look and are probably best suited for a young girl’s room.
Photos: Decor Supplies
To me, this wallpaper by Swedish designer Nina Jobs (for Ecotapeter) also has a distinct retro feel, perhaps 60s or 70s. Nina, who is a graphic and industrial designer, has worked with giants such as IKEA, H&M, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and Collex Tokyo, to name a few. She is currently promoting Swedish art in Asia (commissioned by the Swedish Government).
This is a true retro wallpaper from Danish shop Retro Villa. I love the story behind how the store came to be: owner Mette Helena Rasmussen always tries to find a roll or a piece of retro wallpaper to bring home as a souvenir from her travels. In 2009, she was visiting London and had heard about a small store outside of the city that supposedly was a good source for it. She went, and discovered a basement packed with roll after roll of vintage wallpaper. Instead of one, she ended up buying 60 rolls that day, but back in Denmark, she could not get all that wallpaper out of her head. She decided she must buy all of it, and she did! Realizing she now had more wallpaper than she could ever use, she started selling it online, and eventually opened Retro Villa in Copenhagen. If you’re ever in Denmark, you have to stop by (even if you’re not shopping for vintage wallpaper) – the shop is full of fun and adorable things like toys, furniture, jewelry, odds and ends (love the patchwork pillows!).
Photo: Retro Villa
For more vintage, check out my Retro wallpaper post.