wallpaper day upstairs tomorrow!!

they’ll be hanging the liner tomorrow — we’re so excited!

spiral willow pattern

adelphi wall-hangings gorgeous custom coloring of a French Art Deco pattern ca 1920

btw here’s the original pattern,

French circa 1920

Adelphi’s Early-Twentieth Century Collection draws on the work and influence of the Wiener Werkstätte in Vienna and the French Moderne movement–later known as Art Deco–two of the most influential design schools of the century. Designers in Vienna and in Paris inspired and influenced a generation of designers throughout Europe and the United States, who created a huge variety of patterns that combine fantastic organic and geometric forms with a vibrant color palette.

Spiral Willow’s bold, flowing design is a typically whimsical Art Deco take on natural forms, but with a striking color combination. It was designed by Rene Crevel and originally machine-printed, although the printing process used rollers fitted with felt strips, to which paint was applied, in an effort to approximate high-quality block printing.

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Repeat: 19¾ inches
Width: 18¾ inches


upstairs progress at the black cat

Leila Durkin stopped by today and took these great pix … scroll down for more …spiral willow pattern

The wallpaper? Adelphi Paper-hangings' gorgeous custom re-coloring of a French Art Deco pattern ca 1920

view from the opposite side

hood and track-lighting

the hood is up in our new demonstration kitchen