Not long ago it was said with declarative force that wallpaper was a thing of the past. Was outdated. A faux pa. A designers worst nightmare; more associated with mauve flashbacks to the 70’s than high art. Oh but the times have changed as we fawn over gorgeous wallpapered flats in NYC, in the trendiest L.A studios and, yes, even accenting the walls of Coveted Home!
We’ve rounded up a few favorite producers of all American made wall coverings. These artists are trailblazing a rich path to prove once and for all that wallpaper is back, and better than ever. Continue reading On Trend: Art Inspired Wallpaper | Coveted Home Blog
We often hear people say that Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. Something about the simple pleasure of gathering with friends and family over copious amount of food is so comforting. We had the pleasure of hosting our friends from Porter Teleo in the shop for a little photo shoot of their newly released table linens (just in time for Thanksgiving!), which are gorgeous and hand painted little pieces of art in themselves. We played around with styling some of our table top pieces with their linens and the result was quite lovely. We hope it provides you some inspiration for entertaining this holiday season.
Porter Teleo hand painted linen napkins and placemats available here.
Feather plates available here and here.
Functional and beautiful serving pieces: brass servers, fruit bowl, napkins & runner. Add the ambiance with candle light–shop our amazing collection of new and vintage candlesticks here.
Last but not least! We’ve received some new linen tea towels and napkins in the shop! They are so soft and we love the colors and patterns created by Jenny Pennywood, made in San Fransisco.
To shop all of our table & kitchen, click here, and as always–let us help you design your life.
When you think of wallpaper, hand painted is probably not the first thing you think of. I mean, thats crazy right? Well that is exactly what the duo behind Porter Teleo does–hand paint paper and fabric for gorgeous interior installations. Kelly Porter, an artist and Bridgett Cochran, an interior designer, collaborated 10 years ago using techniques such as wood blocking, painting and chine colle which allows the printmaker to use more delicate surfaces like the handmade Japanese paper they use for their wallpaper.
Not only are these ladies creating off the charts beautiful pieces of art, they are making it right here in Kansas City. I’ve been eyeing their paper for some time now for my own hall bath and decided to invite myself over to their studio so I could look at their samples and see first hand the process of hand painted wallpaper.
I chatted with Kelly a bit about their process, I was curious to know how long it would take them to make a panel like the one they were working on during my visit, which happened to be their pattern called Tangled. I was also intrigued by how they do pattern matches…here is her description of the process:
“For one roll of Tangled, it can take several hours. The process needs to be divided into a few days for each roll. In the beginning we have to mix ink for each and every order. This is done in an individual dye lot for each order. We then get CFA approval on a cutting of that actual paper and ink, pulled out for a strike off. As for the process…First we lay the pattern out, and figure out the repeats and side match for each particular roll, and how they will fit together in the space. We paint the pattern on. Then we come in the next day after that part is dry and we fill in the negative space. Then there is more drying time. Then we do touch up and finishing quality checks.”
Now to see some of this work in action. You may be familiar with these designs through Kelly Wearstlers work. They have been making custom papers for Kelly for many years and she was one of their first big clients that helped them get their business out into the world of design.
This last one might be my favorite, I love the graduation of the design form the floor to the ceiling..so brilliant. Stay tuned as I finish my bathroom renovation and some of this striking paper goes up on one of the walls…I seriously can’t wait!
A big thank you to Kelly & Bridgett for letting me poke around and ask questions and thank you to Tracy for helping me in the sample room and giving me the tour!