April 15, 2009

Kip's Bay decorator show house

Detail of wallpaper used for 3-D display

both images from here

Maya Romanoff wall covering company 
collaborated with paper artist Jo Lynn Alcorn
to create the flowering tree in the show home's stairway.
For more info click here

Done on a much smaller scale, this would be fabulous in one's home.  Possibly as a family tree with tiny photos of family members in the center of each flower.  Scrap paper or fabric could be used in lieu of wall paper for the flowers....ideas are endless.

24 comments:

moxylyn said...

This is beautiful! Love the pictures showing the detail.

Screwed Up Texan said...

Beautiful! I love the flowers trailing down the wall!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

That is so unique and totally three dimensional!

shiborigirl said...

That's really beautiful. The killjoy in me wants to know how you would dust that"? I think I'll enjoy it here in pictures...

Kate

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous and dramatic but probably too exciting for our little apartment.
However, I love to see the exotic and exciting.

Robynn's Ravings said...

It is lovely but, is it the curmudgeon in me or just the jaded old fart who is with shiborigirl...I can't help thinking, "DUST CATCHER!" Apparently, the romantic in me is dead. Probably died from dust irradication.

willow said...

That magnolia wallpaper is incredible!!! I'm afraid it would get terribly dusty at WM. :P

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

I'm glad I'm not alone in my bah-hum-bug reaction. I have such bad allergies that my very first reaction was, "Oh no, dust disaster!!"

Very pretty however...

High Desert Diva said...

*shakes head at the practicality....*

Make the flowers out of fabric, make them detachable, and pop them in the washer when they get dusty

picciolo said...

this looks amazing but I also thought about the dust!
: )

Merisi said...

What a fantastic idea -
I already dream of a dogwood blossoms, maybe from photocopied pictures? I miss these trees so much, we had several pink ones in front of our old house in the States and wild white blooming bushes in the woods behind.

Victoria said...

Wow! A lot of work went in to that. A few years back I made a bunch of small paper flower vines and used them to drape around mirrors and picture frames... the effect was very pretty but eventually I threw them out... you guessed it... Dust!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

wow! that is so over the top and incredible i am speechless...wow...

M.Kate said...

Love that idea, just look at the details..it's amazing :P

Fog and Thistle said...

wow, that is some wallpaper! You know I'm loving it!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Oh this is gorgeous...*looks at calendar and estimates move out dates for children*

Linda Sue said...

Gorgeous- i wonder about years of dust gathering on the petals and how would one ever clean it- I am such a buzz kill...

Jenn said...

One of the coolest things I've ever seen -- it is the epitome of proving to faux finishers everywhere that wallpaper can have a place in our lives!! Fantastic ideas for other useful items too, love this!

Jennifer Juniper said...

That is exquisite! I'm so glad you showed us this, it is so inspiring!

fly tie said...

beautiful! i love your idea of making it a family tree in one's home complete with small photos. that would be a pretty amazing sight.

Nicole R.J. said...

Wow! Stunning! Granted I couldn't imagine living with it... but still, just beautiful!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Charmaine, This is a fabulous way to decorate a stairway, nice find) and your idea to do a "family tree" in one's own home is genius.
Peace, Judi

Jo Lynn said...

I really enjoyed all your comments about my mural...thanks for the kudos! And the comments about dust are all well taken...it's a pet peeve of mine, too! A can of pressurized air is one way to deal with it. These flowers were custom made for the space, but I am looking at product development on a larger scale and will keep the dust factor in mind. I like the idea of the family tree! Thanks again!

Star of the East said...

Wow the details are amazing!