[caption id="attachment_6701" align="aligncenter" width="658"]charlotte moss charlotte moss[/caption] I've been thinking quite a bit lately about the evolution of style - how some elements will always be stylish and beautiful, and others make us cringe twenty years later.  (or sooner)  All of these deep thoughts began while opening a large box of vintage hats I bought off of Ebay (more to come on that). In recent years, I have been drawn to rooms with pattern on pattern...meaning the wallpaper and curtain fabric are the same pattern, or the same fabric is used to upholster all of the pieces in a room.  There is something decidedly elegant about this design scheme, and though I have never done this in a space, I think my home is ready for a splash of it.  Stay tuned... When thinking about who ushered in this way of placing patterns on top of each other, I first thought of Elsie DeWolfe, infamous American designer of the early twentieth century. See how the fabric is the same here?

[caption id="attachment_6626" align="aligncenter" width="400"]maison21 maison21[/caption] Who doesn't love a beautifully framed wallpaper panel?  I know I do!  Plus framing a wallpaper pattern you adore allows you to take it with you if you move.  Major bonus.  (and hello renters, instant style for those beige apartment walls you're not supposed to paint) The photo above and the two below are framed Gracie wallpaper panels, which are infamous for their handpainted beauty and timeless (over 100 years!) design appeal. [caption id="attachment_6628" align="aligncenter" width="600"]hgtv hgtv[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6627" align="aligncenter" width="302"]domino domino[/caption] The chinoiserie look of the panels is so glamorous and yes, Gracie panels are super expensive.  But I happened to spy a strip of vintage Schumacher wallpaper on Ebay a few months ago that had the sheen and look of the Gracie wallpaper.