Tuesday, October 07, 2014
I experienced design serendipity last week. I was catching up on my World of Interiors reading when I saw the article about the Castilian home of Paco Carvajal, the Count of Fontanar. Great decor throughout the house, but what especially caught my eye was the vintage blue and white tile-motif wallpaper that Carvajal used around a bedroom fireplace. (See above.) According to the article, Carvajal found the old rolls of paper in his grandmother's pantry. Hadn't I just seen that wallpaper somewhere recently??? Why, yes. That is the same paper that was used in the bedroom of the old Denning and Fourcade residence, which I featured on my blog a few weeks ago:
These two photos brought to mind yet another interior where the paper was so strikingly used:
Here, you can see it in the blue and white sunroom of Oscar and Françoise de la Renta. Three chic homes, all of which featured this stylish paper. The only trouble is that I haven't a clue as to who produced this paper. Any ideas?
Top photo from World of Interiors, September 2014, Pablo Zuloaga photographer.