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J'aime papier peint.....

Photo: Monsoon home

As most of you already know, I have a thing about wallpaper (papier peint in french) and have used in in one of the bedrooms at maison No. 20 and also lined the wardrobes at No. 20 with it, which looks fabulous and is a nice surprise when guests open the doors and find pretty paper starting back at them.
I am currently thinking about using wallpaper in my wee shop but more as a feature and having pieces in frames. I have a couple of weeks to decide as the plasterers have just finished plastering and it will be a week before I can paint so will revisit the wallpaper idea then.

Monsoon, a fabulous shop in the UK have just released a wallpaper range and it is so pretty and looks fabulous with french furniture.

I love the colours in this photo and think that the wallpaper is the finishing touch. I also love the birdcage as I am still obsessed with these at present but have not yet found one that I want to call my own.

Photo: Monsoon Home

What is not to like in the above photo, it is all so pretty.I love the slightly shabby cabinet with the orchid and lovely glassware.

Photo: Monsoon home

I love the couch in the photo above and think that the combination of textures and colours works so well - those cushions are stunning.

Photo: Monsoon Home

I also discovered that they stock the most fabulous range of curtains......this could be dangerous but I have a feeling that the postage cost to France could be a little on the high side, note to self, must ask about postage cost!

On that note I must fly as our lovely Australian family have just left and are on their way to Provence to stay with Nathalie and Jean-Bernard, antique dealers who own the fabulous La Madone and I have more guests arriving early tomorrow. La Madone deserves a separate post but that will have to wait for another day as Cinders has housework to do....
A bientot,
L x


  1. I see that the papier peint is also more and more used in Belgium.


  2. I am a wallpaper junkie, can't get enough! That first paper is divine!

  3. I love wallpaper and these are stunning. Also love Farrow & Ball-have you checked theirs out?

  4. Hi Style-Redux, yes I have checked out Farrow & Ball - I am a huge fan and have used their paint throughout Maison No. 20. I am currently painting a mirror surround to match a grey marble fireplace - the colour I am using is Charleston Grey. I adore it and want to use it on everything :-)

    Leeann x

  5. Ah, these patterns are stunning, they would make any room look amazing! I am off to do some research on wallpaper now!

  6. The wallpapers you've shown are gorgeous...and so rich looking. I love the tone-on-tone designs on them...any of them would be a beautiful addition to you shop.

  7. You had me at 'wallpaper'. It's final, we're selling 'the house' and holidaying in France. First stop, your place. A-M xx

  8. Hi i also love wallpaper and have used it around my house, only on details and not in every wall (i'm not that brave or crazy!!!). love the ideas on the photos you've posted. Take care and thanks for the link i'll check it out,

  9. Hi Leeann,

    I love wallpaper also and have done the lounge and our daughter's room. The lounge needs to be redone sometime, as it is time for a change.
    Good luck with choosing your wallpaper, as there are some really lovely ones out there.


  10. The chairs are fabulous!And I love the cushions on he divan beautiful.You have a fabulous eye! I will certainly be back!

  11. Leeann-I did my entire house in Farrow & Ball paint-even my garage and garden shed. It is the most wonderful paint.

  12. I adore it all..especially the 1st photo. I tried to put wallpaper in the Reno but thought it would be to personal...I wish I had now!!!

    :) Cate
    P.S your new photo is gorgeous !!!

  13. I love everything you showed us. Papier peint is beautiful - it will definitely be hard for you to choose, Leeann. I'm sure you know Farrow and Ball have some nice wallpapers too, that are truly painted on.

  14. Monsoon is a very dangerous place to have a store card for.... I had to cut mine up in the end. Their fashion and home interiors are fabulous. I am totally loving their new wallpapers. Thanks for the reminder. Cavania London

  15. Beautiful wallpapers! If only I was brave enough to wallpaper just one room .... one day. Leigh

  16. Beautiful post! Beautiful papers! I grew up with wall paper in every room. Have taken a very long break from it but this post makes me want to reconsider.

  17. I adore the Monsoon collection as they are so subtle and timeless. They really would change the look of a room, wouldn't they?
    Bon weekend,


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