Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts Movement, Home Decorating, Interior Design, Japonism, Jugendstil, Period Decorating, Wallcoverings, Wallpaper, William Morris
In April 2013 we bought an Art Nouveau home for our family and we have been renovating it since. We have steamed off 6 to 7 layers of old wallpaper in most of the rooms, electrical wiring has been embedded in the walls, lead water pipes have been replaced, the plasterer is now busy with the walls and ornamental ceilings, and soon we will need to decide what to do with all those beautiful white walls… Hence I am currently looking into period wall paper which is actually not as easy as I had hoped.
At the same time, I have been carefully watching the statistics behind my Blog and it has come to my attention that there are many other people searching for Art Nouveau Wallpaper! Therefore, I have decided to document all Art Nouveau wallpaper that I come across; I hope others will share their own finds here too, so together we can create a kind of ‘database’ for Art Nouveau wallpaper here.
For more details, click on the respective piece of wallpaper.
(I recognise this wallpaper by William Morris from Victor Horta’s bedroom in the Horta Museum in Brussels!)
UPDATE: In December 2015, I have set up my own firm importing Art Nouveau wallpaper and fabrics from all over the world. You can see more examples of Art Nouveau wallpaper on my website: http://maisonartnouveau.nl. All wallpaper can be ordered by e-mail.
Art and Crafts Homes
Bradbury – Arts and Crafts Catalogue
Bricks and Brass
Charles Rupert Designs
Geheim van de Smith
Hooked on Walls – Secret Garden Collection
Fabrics and Wallpaper in Brussels Houses
Maison l’Art Nouveau – Art Nouveau Interior Design
More Than 6,000 Wallpaper Designs Digitized
Musée du Papier Peint in Rixheim
William Morris Catalogue
Wolffhouse Wallpapers (also for Made-to-Order Wallpaper!)
Absolutely beautiful! Will you post pics of your home when you finished renovating?
Capt Jill said:
beautiful work! I never thought much about wallpaper but I was at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston the other day and they had an exhibition on wallpaper. I thought, wow! They actually put an exhibit on wallpaper in a museum!
When I looked at it, I was really impressed. They had a lot of really neat stuff in there. And the work it must have taken to make it!
Here’s a link to the exhibition…
Good luck with your renovations! I wish I had the time and money to do mine like I would really like to.
Thank you so much for the link!
I love the fact that wallpaper can do so much for a room! Maybe, if you’ld do one room at a time, you can transform your home into an Art Nouveau home?
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