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.
So fun! Which wall are you going to do?
You should absolutely put these up somewhere!! Maybe in that guest bedroom/furniture depository?
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.
Agree – I don’t like a lot of wall decals either, but these are small and simple enough to be cute!
One of these days, I’ll paint a wall pink, put black teardrops up, and woah! Watermelon room!
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? 🙂
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.
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.
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!
Anna, thanks for finding these! Now I know what to do on my formal dining room!
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. 🙂
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.
No. It’s wallpaper or nothing.
Stickers belong on 11-year-old girls’ notebooks.
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.
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.
I also think that tea set rocks. I’ve been looking for a formal tea set.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Cute idea – I love all the wall decals that are out today.
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!
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 🙂