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Drop stickers from Studio Violet.

It’s probably pretty obvious that I love love love teardrop shapes and patterns, and this wall in Elisabeth Dunker’s house is no exception. I’ve been admiring it for ages now, and have even come close to stenciling it on a wall in my own house as a tribute!

Imagine my excitement when I received an email from Studio Violet (Elisabeth’s joint venture with Camilla Engman) showing that Elisabeth’s droplets are available as wall stickers! I’m not a fan of wall decals for the most part, but these are just fantastic.

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24 Comments

  • Reply anne April 27, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    So fun! Which wall are you going to do?

  • Reply Nina April 27, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    You should absolutely put these up somewhere!! Maybe in that guest bedroom/furniture depository?

  • Reply lau April 27, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    So perfect!

  • Reply Julie April 27, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Oh man! I just finished stencilling my wall with a homemade teardrop stencil after being inspired by her dining room. Oh well, I would have needed a lot of stickers for what I had planned.

  • Reply Amy April 27, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Agree – I don’t like a lot of wall decals either, but these are small and simple enough to be cute!

  • Reply Nora April 27, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    One of these days, I’ll paint a wall pink, put black teardrops up, and woah! Watermelon room!

  • Reply msmezzo April 27, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    I’ve been wondering what to do with the wall in my bathroom which has been destroyed several times by the upstairs neighbors plumbing. Wouldn’t tear drops on that wall be great? I mean, you’ve got to work with what you’ve got, right? 🙂

  • Reply Dan April 28, 2009 at 12:21 am

    pretty cute! I can sort of see these confined to an upper corner of a room, coming from the ceiling too, rather than a whole wall of them neatly spaced. Or something cheeky like putting them on the wall below the joint of an exposed pipe. Anyway, pretty fun stuff, even though I too am uncomfortable with wall decals and stenciling for the most part.

  • Reply Dan April 28, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I’m also wondering if they’re waterproof… might be a fun way to spunk up the classic “renter’s bathroom” with the white walls and plain 4×4 ceramic tiles. Some of these on the shower tiles might be fun without being too kitschy, or in a corner of the dreaded wall-mounted enormous mirror.

  • Reply Ashley April 28, 2009 at 2:33 am

    I also am not a huge fan of wall decals, especially after they exploded in popularity in the last year or two. But those are really tasteful and nice!

  • Reply atm April 28, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Anna, thanks for finding these! Now I know what to do on my formal dining room!

  • Reply Anna at D16 April 28, 2009 at 10:19 am

    msmezzo/Dan: I think using them in a bathroom or around plumbing, etc. is WAY too literal, and that kind of use is what makes stuff like this look cheesy. Try looking at the shapes as being abstract, graphic forms rather than a representation of water drops. That’s what makes them look so beautiful on Elisabeth’s wall. 🙂

  • Reply Dan April 28, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I agree insofar as I’d never do it in my own house, but for people that are into doing “cutesy” touches, it’s a more tasteful and understated option than putting up one of those huge wall stickers or other stenciling. I have to say though, I’m not gaga over the look of them spaced over a long wall– for me, even the inspiration shot is a little too much for my taste. Still excited to see if you find a way and a place to use them though.

  • Reply hollandv April 28, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    No. It’s wallpaper or nothing.

    Stickers belong on 11-year-old girls’ notebooks.

  • Reply Anna at D16 April 28, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    hollandv: So I guess that means no artwork, either, since it’s not wall-spanning repetitive pattern, right? No paint, either…no paneling…no woodwork…

    I’m not saying everyone should have the same taste, but the “11-year-old girls’ notebooks” comment is a little too Apartment Therapy nasty-nasty for me. How about offering a critique that actually says something (like why you don’t like all things on walls that are not wallpaper – which sounds a lot to me like people who say they don’t like rap, or hate all country music, etc., instead of looking at individual artists or pieces of music), rather than just broad-brushing with a statement like that? Lame.

  • Reply Amy April 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Not a fan of the stencils especially, but I need to know where I can get my hands on chairs like that (from what I can see). Anyone? That tea set also kicks some serious heiny.

  • Reply Amanda April 29, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    I also think that tea set rocks. I’ve been looking for a formal tea set.

  • Reply margaret April 30, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Saw this today and thought you might like it. I too have a thing for raindrops. I’m pretty sure my trapper-keeper had them drawn all over it.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23970616

  • Reply Sarah May 1, 2009 at 1:50 am

    I saw that tea set (and the rest of that inspiration shot) on Oh Joy! a couple of days ago, and nearly squirted rainbows out of my eyeballs all over my monitor.

    Behold:
    http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/2009/04/circus-violet.html

  • Reply Kathryn May 6, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Oh my, this is a nice find. I have an obsession with teardrops too. They show up a lot in my artwork. Enjoy a click here.

  • Reply Sue May 8, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I just purchased 5 sheets. I’m not even sure where they will go yet, but they we’re way too cool to pass up!

  • Reply Down Comforter May 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Cute idea – I love all the wall decals that are out today.

  • Reply Miriam June 2, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I purchased one sheet and put them up in my little NY apartment partially around one side of the doorway to my room. I love them! Thanks!

  • Reply Rosie July 15, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I like wall decals, they are simple and easy to change up. They have some neat ones. I like these teardrop/raindrop ones. Your blog is so fun to read 🙂

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