Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Swing Shift


Henry Wilson, of yesterday's post and the wonderful walls, has a day job; he's an interiors photographer.


And then at night, sometimes until three in the morning he cuts stencils and paints.


"All my wallpapers here have been stencilled on the kitchen table with my own hand. I have petit-pointed the cushions, acid washed the windows and patterned the roman blinds - and everything has been informed and inspired by my intense bond with what I have seen in India."


While his mother had worried that all this energy wasn't exactly lucrative (mothers are that way) a little commercial venture came along.


Wilson designed a collection of wallpaper for Osborne & Little that was released last year. You can find the complete Sariskar collection here.


This last pattern is in honor of Penelope, who comforted me about the loss of my faucet with tales of product lost and images of her peafowl. It worked.

Images of Wilson's photographs of his home appeared in World of Interiors, December, 2009. Last three images via Osborne & Little.

15 comments:

Style Court said...

You know I'm smiling on this end. Oh that wall of papers!

Karena said...

These designs are fabulous. I really like the inspiration behind them and the contemporary twist.

little augury said...

I am going to use wallpaper as a post topic and with clients as often as it warrants & more! I am in love with many of the large scale patterns like the ones here. Great post and with such hand blocking the look of small irregularities is desirable.

The Blushing Hostess said...

I could not adore a thing more than I do that last paper. Alas, it is far more regal that this house! Palatial. Indeed.

pve design said...

Oh, that happens to be one of my favorite patterns, the peafowl and the urn. Delightfully witty.
Wonderful.
pve

Henley on the Horn said...

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I love those papers. He is extremely talented. Thanks for the background.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

He has designed some fabulous wallpapers...thanks for highlighting his talent!! Janell

lindaraxa said...

That last wallpaper is breathtaking...in every color!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Of course I had to come back! It is so good to hear all that creativity and energy wasn't just sequestered here. I love a beautiful wallpaper.

Riviera Boardwalk said...

This is simply a beautiful post. I cannot imagine being that creative!
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Gwen Driscoll said...

I love all his O & L papers. They are just beautiful and work in so many different style of interiors. Thanks for showing us the master behind them. The stencil work is phenomenal. What I would give to be crafty? Something big, not sure, but something big.

So envy all of you who are DIY.

Hope you are well.

Gwen Driscoll
Ragland Hill Social

dgotlib said...

These are lovely

Theresa Cheek said...

Henry Wilson is THE renaissance man! Scoot over, I am also in line to meet him!!

splendid market said...

oh yay, more, more, more! I love this paper. I'm so glad he's developed a line. What will ever become of that apartment? It needs to be preserved forever.