As mentioned in the last post, the final item left to complete was my door to nowhere. This the odd doorway/architrave mid way up the top stairs. A nice, but quite bizarre period feature in the house (?!). You know that song ‘We’re on the road to nowhere’ by Talking Heads, it has now morphed into ‘There is my door to nowhere’, and I have been so obsessed with getting this area sorted that I just can’t stop singing it in my head….
The wallpaper I put in it a few years ago had faux books, and I was quite bored. I ordered some samples of wallpaper to see what I could replace it with. They were all extremely expensive, and actually when they appeared I didn’t like them. So I turned to my iPad and starting hunting with the hashtags #quirky. And this amazing paper appeared via the excellent site Iwantwallpaper… it is a great site and they have a really good collection of papers.
It’s called Mad Dogs by Holden Décor and there is a monochrome or coloured version. I decided to go monochrome, as I can always add colour later if I want to with my trusty pencils. It arrived really quickly, was very reasonably priced (£15.99! Saved me a bomb!) and took literally a few minutes to hang. It does not stretch or sag like a lot of papers do when they are left to soak, so lining up was really easy to do.
So there are dogs & flamingoes in hats, boxing kangaroos, drunk toads and a giraffe smoking a pipe amongst other things. I love it!
Here it is in situ, and I think it suits the grey walls much better than the previous books paper. Due to the width of the Door to Nowhere I couldn’t help but have to cut into the frames on the vertical run, but I still love it….
What do you think? It could be a Marmite situation for this paper for most people – love or hate!