Anna French: Romance for your walls

I am working with a client on a small powder room and we are using wallpaper as part of the design.  

I met with my rep to get the order placed from Thibaut, 
and when we were done and just chatting she showed me these Anna French wall papers.

I was so crazy in love I couldn't put the book down.
These are just amazing, over the top, vintage romantic florals!
The colors are so strong and wonderful and very English.

The pattern below reminds me of my favorite ripped up washed out jeans and a crisp white Brooks Brothers button down.
Relaxed, modern, romantic & playful.
What really makes these papers current, is the use of metallics and foil, mixed in with the vintage design and rather washed looking prints.  
The patterns are all oversized and exploded and almost abstract in some ways.  The pattern below mixed with metallic is really amazing and even prettier close up.

How perfect with romantic roses

Above is a matte salmon and below a similar pattern in a silver metallic.

Ok....... lets just kick off the Jimmy Choo's and sip some bubbly
This velvet jacquard is words....
Below from the Glamour collection, a fabric called "lavinia" which she does in a matching  wall paper as well
This pattern in these strong colors has a somewhat "craftsman" style feel.

Another color-way below, more tone on tone, but it looks completely different.  
I would use this with grey glass tiles in a bathroom or with Calcutta  marble maybe.
Below is pattern "Ash" in a celedon color

This is Anna.  
You can read her entire story here.  
Suffice it to say she is an enormous talent and Thibaut is the perfect platform to showcase her designs.  
Thibaut is the oldest manufacturer of wallpapers in the United States and I really love their papers as well...but that's another story

The perfect county home blue below,  called "bird in the bush"
The same fabric/paper in a more neutral color way.  
I might mix this one with vintage ticking and grain sacks.  
Maybe some raffia chairs or on an old black wicker chaise.
She does a few toile's, a bit more playful than what we normally see.
How fun is this pink for a little girls room called "girl on a see saw"
Her line of children's papers was such a huge success.  
The green below is called "walkies"

As if we don't have enough romance from Anna, she also does lace panels which are absolutely stunning.

Simple but elegant

thanks for stopping by
 please email me if you want more information on Anna French wallpapers

  1. Wow, I may be showing my age but I can remember that first fabric from when I was a child and again in the 80's when I purchased a couch. The colors were different but the pattern was the same. And as a child I can remember the foil pattern like the silver metallic ours was green and gold! And that blue and white stuff has always been one of my favs! Thanks for sharing those!

  2. hi kelley,

    you are so right about there not being any words. i love the comparison you made to a pair of worn blue jeans and white shirt. perfect.


    ps ~ i (should say we) just wallpapered our back entrance. i have not wallpapered in years and now i remember why. it's hard.

  3. Beautiful wallpaper sure glad I found your beautiful Blog today off to see more and become a follower! ox

  4. Love the one that you said reminds you of the old jeans & white button down....classic & cool.....
    my other fave is probably the teal velvet jacquard....
    beautiful designs....
    thx for sharing!

  5. Happy to see wallpaper again!! This line is beautiful & love the soft metallics,so fresh!! Am considering wallpapering my powder room in a grass cloth type on top,& am still thinkin the beadboard on bottom is good!Will See ,lookin for that layered,british colonial, eclectic,country look,is there such a look?lol!!Was not aware that you do this as a business but am interested! do you do consultations from a distance?Thanks for sharing ,Linda

  6. That one with the metallic background creates an interesting effect that make the roses almost seem suspended in air. I also like the effect of the metallic used as a highlight in place of the lightest value color in the print. They're a nich update on a very traditional print.

  7. I don't like wallpaper, but I would love to see the first few floral papers as fabric, preferably chintz. I adore chintz!

  8. I love those romantic vintage florals Kelley. I once did a powder room in almost the same pink floral years ago. I then papered my daughter's room with nearly the same pattern as the third image. I think it came from Motif Designs. Anyway, glad floral wallpaper still makes our heart go pitter patter! BTW, your necklace should arrive soon from Silpada!

  9. What a fabulously beautiful post x 10!!! I love Anna French...especially the jacquard, now where could I put that??? xo J~

  10. Every one of these are stunning! The velvet jacquard reminds me of my parents room when I was little. The lace panel is exquisite, and the dog print is adorable.

    Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish

  11. Hi Linda, yes absolutely I can do e-design consultations. I have actually done quite a few and need to do a few posts about it. Just send me an e mail and I will send you all the info.

    Hi Delores, funny story for you my wallpaper rep also reps the Silpada jewelry line!!! She left me the catalog and I saw alll the wonderful jewelry you had at your party.

    Janet, great job on your wallpaper niche. I love it.

    I'm so glad you all liked Annas papers. They may be a bit much for most homes but I think they would work so nicely in a powder room or a romantic guest room.

    Thanks for stopping by and for commenting!


  12. ....Wow I am going to look her up! the "Bird In Then Bush"..
    Thanks for the info!...beautiful blog too!

  13. Beautiful papers by Anna French!! Seeing that makes me like florals again! but I have always loved Toile! Thanks again for bringing to light such a fabulous idea!

  14. Those are the most gorgeous wallpapers...the vintage inspired ones are dreamy.


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