A year ago I stumbled on the wallpaper Novelette by Fornasetti and while I’ve failed to find a place to hang it in my house I think you should. In fact, I’m begging you to…If stormy clouds aren’t your jam, I’ll show you other black and white wallpapers you might like.
I love this wallpaper so much. It feels so cozy to me. Cloudy, gloomy, rainy days are my favorite types of days. I’m pretty sure this is because I grew up in San Francisco near Ocean Beach. For those of you who know where that is, you know why I find this paper so homie. When you grow up in a place that is overcast 354 days out of the year, you can either lean into it and love it, or lose your s**t.
Because this paper is pretty pricey ($548 a roll *gulp*), I want to get the most bang out of one roll. I originally wanted to hang this paper in my entryway but there are three major problems with that: it’s a small area, there are doors on each wall and the children-folk and their friends who run through the house have to brace their hands on the wall to open the front door. This means that I would never get a full run of the paper. And I’m not sure this paper could withstand the weekly scrubbing I have to do to get the grimy hand prints off.
Below is a picture of my entryway from when I showed you my DIY Branch Light. If you look closely you can make out the doorways to the right and left of the front door. Those lead to my dining and living room.
With the hallway out, then I considered putting the paper in the recessed part of the ceiling where the light is. But I love this paper so much I want to see it as often as possible and don’t want to have to crane my neck to do so. As an aside, I would definitely consider papering a ceiling in small area especially if I wanted to try a crazy, bold pattern.
Alas, my search continues for the perfect place for my cloudy-day paper and for the perfect paper for my entry. Here are some other papers that I’m drawn to…any thoughts?