Pigtown*Design recently had an interesting post on her blog regarding wallpaper. She had been lucky enough to obtain some pieces of antique wallpaper and was curious how others felt about wallpaper. There are many who avoid wallpaper like the plague- the thought of messily having to take it down someday is just too much to bear. While there are certainly some pitfalls with using wallpaper, I have to admit that I adore it. I love all types of patterns and think that the right wallpaper can add so much flair to a room. That said, I've always felt that wallpaper needs to be used sparingly- perhaps in a foyer or a powder room. You certainly don't want to use clashing wallpapers in adjoining rooms- your house guests might just end up with motion sickness!
I was intrigued, however, by photos of an British Gothic revival school house that was featured in the current issue of British House and Garden. Every room is papered in a different print, but the effect is not at all jarring. In fact, I think the rooms are rather soothing. The house certainly exudes a rather eccentric British look, but perhaps it's a good example of not having too much of a good thing!