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Thursday, February 16

wallpapered furniture

Welcome to All in the Detail... I am so glad you are here! 


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I have been in love with these gorgeous wallpapered vintage furniture pieces by Bryonie Porter for quite some time and I thought it was time I share this love with you (let’s say a belated Valentine’s Day gift). Her work is a fabulous way to add a punch of print to any room.  I have been wondering lately if maybe I could make this a DIY project – image the possibilities for all that leftover wallpaper from our walls. I have a single roll of cheetah print wallpaper (found at a Thrift Store for $5.00) and an old nightstand on gorgeous legs (also from a Thrift Store for $5.00), hmmmmmm... I will keep you posted on that one!  
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Bryonie Porter creates beautiful, brilliantly patterned furniture for her clients. Using both antique and modern furniture, she customizes each piece with wallpaper. For durability, she uses a water-based, environmentally friendly, high-gloss lacquer, which makes these pieces perfect for the hard knocks of everyday living.
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She started her business by covering pieces for herself and her family. She was dealing in antiques for a while before she started wallpapering, so she had access to a lot of great furniture, which made it very easy for her to find nice pieces to cover.

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She admits that she has a few favorite papers… Cole & Son, Osborne & Little and Timorous Beasties' designs because they are so unusual.
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Jazzing up sideboards, dressers, bookshelves and more, her method offers a solution to drab decorating. Instead of contrasting paint chips or eternally struggling to match those special shades of burgundy, her company wallpapers whimsical prints onto repurposed furniture.
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The handcrafted pieces aren't just simple cut and paste jobs, but rather subtle and elegant pieces that dynamically engage simple furniture and enthusiastic prints. A black bureau with embossed black flowers elegantly boasts the clean lines of the piece.
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Transforming discarded furniture, the one-of-a-kind pieces make an environmentally-conscious statement too. So any coffee table or bookcase can be revitalized and reformed through a method of applique.
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Bryonie creates pieces using furniture that she finds herself, but she also does commissions using pieces that her clients give to her. I think this is a wonderful idea for updating a piece of furniture that has been passed down and has sentimental value.

Bryonie also carries a beautiful line of Children’s Furniture.  I just couldn’t show you ALL her wonderful pieces of  work, so I chose just a few with different patterns.

ENJOY!


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flowerdesk
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