Applied Design: Modernizing Vintage Patterns

The William Morris wallpaper in the Room of the Week adds so much character the room.  Even though the wallpaper is fairly busy, and made up of moody, gray tones, it works in this space, adding a sense of history, because the rest of the pieces really support it. The leather sofa in a traditional shape helps to tie the wallpaper in with the mid-century inspired side chairs and bookcase.  I know the botanical-inspired wallpapers designed by William Morris aren’t for everyone, but I do feel that they can look fresh in any modern home, given the right supporting elements.  I created a few scenarios to help you see what I mean.

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ONE: Wallpaper | CB2 Suitor Escargot Loveseat | Crate & Barrel Kipling Grey Wash Dining Table | Arhaus Jordan Side Chair | Crate & Barrel Dolce Brass Pendant | Crate & Barrel Tochi Rug
TWO: Wallpaper | Gray & White Ikea Kitchen | Crate & Barrel Mint Gateleg Dining Table | Crate & Barrel Vienna White Side Chair | Ikea White Pendant
THREE: Wallpaper | Vivaterra Gustavian Bed | West Elm Jute Wool Rug | Crate & Barrel Graham Lamp | West Elm Rustic Storage Side Table | Loom Decor Euro Sham | Furbish Studio Lumbar Pillow

Wallpaper is a huge commitment, but the work of William Morris has really withstood the test of time already, so I think it would be wonderful addition in many modern homes today.  What do you think?

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