Wallpaper being on-trend went away for awhile there, harder than it was in style from the 60s to the 70s. It's highly likely that if you were a child of the late 70s and 80s, your grandmother was a big fan of the stuff, right up there with shag carpet and framed tapestries. Well, for anyone that's taken a liking to interior design and mod to mid century modern decor as of late, you've probably noticed that wallpaper has, and currently is, making quite the comeback.
Some of us here at Feldspar Brook are pretty big fans of the decision to install wallpaper over paint or other textiles for the home, especially considering some of the very cool and hip offerings today. Whether you loathe art deco and are more of a traditional kind of lad, there's something out there for everyone should you decide to explore your adhesive options. Flavor Paper is a unique, urban company specializing in hand-painted and screen or digital printed wallpapers based in Brooklyn reinventing styles and aesthetics for the classic or modern decorator. Flavor Paper was originated in Oregon during the Age of Aquarius hype by a creative, free-spirited gent named Ted, before Ted moved his business down to The Big Easy. Years later, Flavor Paper would move out of New Orleans and into Brooklyn where the company would grow legs and flourish. Today, FP operates out of an über cool building and massive studio space located in Boerum Hill. The company has custom designed wallpapers for major celebrity clientele from Neil Patrick Harris, Alicia Keys, Sir Paul McCartney, and even invented a Brooklyn-inspired french country toile for Mike D of the Beastie Boys and his Brooklyn townhouse. While Flavor Paper does specialize in abstract and high art graphics, they also cater to those seeking more subdued, classic and traditional prints for walls and furnishings.
Flavor Paper is definitely worth checking into if wallpaper suddenly strikes your fancy. The company is super fun and helpful, and their creative show-space is worth a visit even just for browsing. Need further proof of their skills and techniques? Visit the hip Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, the Gagosian Shop, or Bergdorfs, all who've succumbed to reinstating this old-but-new-again design trend.