Not unlike today, the Victorian Era was a period of transformation. It was especially pronounced in the decorative arts like wallpaper. Victorians loved their wallpaper. And I love it too.
This week I’m getting to work in one of the houses I’m most proud of papering in Washington, DC. The entire house has been decorated with Victorian paper. The photo shows a section of the living room. The ceiling is covered with Morris ceiling Aesthetic Green and trimmed with an Aster Border and lincrusta in white. Above the chair rail is a Morris Crab Apple paper with a Morris Deer & Rabbit Frieze. Below the chair rail is lincrusta in red. Installing that lincrusta was especially interesting. It is a “wallpaper” that mimics complex plaster work. It looks exceptionally striking in red.