When I first saw the vintage-style floral wallpaper, Northern Rose, by Graham & Brown, it was in the above photo, with the lovely whippet posing in front of it. It’s a really gorgeous image and conveys a relaxed elegance to me.
Then I saw the brilliant Graham & Brown Morris Minor adorned in the same Northern Rose design – very striking, isn’t it?
If I were to use this particular wallpaper in a room design of mine, I think it would be perfect in either a feminine bedroom, or a quaintly old fashioned bathroom. I would experiment by pasting a strip of the wallpaper onto the front of an old vintage cupboard that would be perfect for storing towels, toiletries or linens. A bit like this example from the blog, Every Day is a Holiday:
Or you might even like to try this technique, pasting it onto floorboards, sanding some of it off and sealing with varnish for a truly unique vintage look:
I could really imagine ‘Northern Rose’ in an old, characterful cottage, in a bathroom that has a roll top bath and beautiful embroidered towels and toiletries in blue glass bottles, couldn’t you?
Here’s a Pinterest board I put together which I think captures that quintessentially English vintage country cottage to perfectly complement the Northern Rose wallpaper, why not have a peek?