Let me tell you right now that I L-O-V-E Amy Butler. She’s a terrific textile designer and she’s not afraid of color—not one bit. As it goes, one thing always leads to another, and eventually Amy’s patterns made it to walls. Her line of Wallpaper is available at Graham & Brown

For whatever reason, I am thinking about using a bit of wallpaper in Bradford. Which is sort of un-Amy because I try to dodge things that I might grow tired of quickly and aren’t easy to replace. As in, keep the wild patterns on your throw pillows, not glued to your wall. And as things go with Bradford, if the house doesn’t want it then it will likely fall off the walls. Two things are likely happening here. (1) Some of you are thinking It’s about time she moved from industrial/classic to something fun. (2) The rest of you are thinking She is going to sorely regret this. Let me say that I am thinking about wallpaper for one tiny location— the downstairs bath, which will be a tiny amount of space and would only cover half the wall. It could be cool. It could be tragic. It could be cool. It could be tragic is exactly what I said about eHarmony. I won’t tell you how that ended.

So, first of all, where do you stand on wall paper. Good idea? Bad idea?

Here are a few that I like.

Cole & Son

I sort of like robots. Not for my bathroom, but this is so good I couldn’t keep it from you. If I were working on a room for kids, I’d go straight for Aimee Wilder‘s robots.

But since I’m thinking about a bathroom, I should share her black and white “Crop Circle” pattern (below) because it is the more realistic option for me as I have no need of robots at this moment.


Paper Mills feels screen printed and vintage.

Petal Pusher from Hygge & West.

Seriously, what do you think about wallpaper?