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March 23, 2014


On a very decent blog Interior Monologue, I recently found this inspiring article about wallpaper designer and printer Marthe Artmitage. Her practice did not get into full swing until her family was grown and at 83 she is on the top tear list of “must haves” for decorators everywhere. I was reminded of my grandmother’s house with each room carefully designated by wallpaper, the pink room and the yellow room. She seemed to assign the grandchildren’s temperment to a room; I really wanted to be in the pink room but was often assigned the brown one….(I was quiet and moody). Historian Amanda Vickery discusses the cultural reading that Victorian Wallpapers could avail themselves. Visitors to a home could map the family’s resources through the type/brand/source of paper.

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