Sunday, October 27, 2013

Brown Background Wallpaper

I won on eBay 10 unopened rolls of this beautiful Dorothy Draper & Company wallpaper called Birch Trees Brown. The labels say it is "A Carleton Varney Rose Cottage Design 1996." The 10 rolls were $65.00 including shipping. Crazy cheap. I had saved these pictures of rooms with brown background wallpapers that I really liked. I thought my wallpaper would be great in my downstairs hallway that does not have much natural light, but has lots of crisp white doors and woodwork. My paper reminds me a bit of this by Tom Scheerer room below although mine is obviously on a smaller scale. I am going to call my wallpaper hanger to get on his schedule and I will take some before and after shots. I'll be on the lookout for a mirror too. This wallpaper will be a change for me as all my other wallpapers have a white or off white ground.

Tom Scheerer

2013 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Palmer Weiss

Miles Redd

The ceiling is wallpapered too


  1. Congratulations; my favourite is yours because of the tender green of the leaves which give it a softer side. Sounds like it will be perfect in your hallway !

  2. I agree with The Silver Bunny. I like yours the best. Good thing I haven't been on ebay lately or I may have been bidding against you! That would look great in my upstairs bathroom.

  3. Dear Beth I am so excited to see what you do with this fabulous paper!

    2013 Designer Series

  4. My friend, you are inspired AND inspiring! Sorry you don't have enough projects in the pipeline to keep you REALLY busy....LOL!!! Can't wait to see the results!!

  5. Congratulations on yet another great bargain. The moment I saw the pattern, I thought of Tom Scheerer's lobby for Lyford Cays. Clearly, you did also. I am eager to see your before and after photos.

  6. Cannot wait to see how you use this ... I LOVE brown!! This is going to be fabulous!

  7. I'm a fan of dark wallpaper and I love the brown!

  8. I'm absolutely loving all of these great bargains you have been finding lately... this wallpaper is DIVINE!!! I cannot wait to see it installed! Dorothy Draper + Lyford Cay = Two of my favorite things!! And a bargain... THREE of my favorite things! Great find!

    The Glam Pad

  9. Love it! You are the queen of Ebay for real!