The Art of Darkness

Period Wallpaper

April 25th, 2008 by Cobwebs

Victorian Neo-GrecVictorian decorating schemes are a popular choice for many goths; the lush interiors and artful clutter appeal to our dramatic side, plus a lot of Victorian imagery involves death in some fashion: These are the guys who popularized memento mori jewelry and post-mortem photography, after all.

If you’re considering an interior decorating makeover, check out Bradbury & Bradbury, specialists in “art wallpapers.” Their Victorian section–they offer lovely designs from many other periods–encompasses a variety of traditions (Aesthetic Movement, Victorian Classicism), and includes coordinating wall, ceiling, and border elements. You can order sample kits of their roomsets, and there are plenty of components to mix and match.

They’re not cheap–the paper is hand-printed–but the designs are gorgeous and you could expect them to last for years. If you’re looking for a way to add gloomy elegance to a dining room or bedroom, these would be perfect.

p.s. – This company’s Dresser Tradition II-Ashes of Rose” pattern is the design used in the foyer of Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Lovely!

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