Elliptical Epiphanies…

Thursday, August 20, 2009 | Category: Design Inspiration, Walls

Designers Guild

Some of my most inspired moments take place on the elliptical.  It really is the only time of my day when I am actually forced to sit, well I guess stand, still for an hour.  Therefore, to make the time pass quicker and to take my mind off my burning thighs, I comb through just about every magazine I can get my hands on.

Today’s magazine was the September issue of Town & Country.  Although not usually my first choice, I found some very fun wallpapers/wall coverings!  Well really I came across a segment about Designers Guild, and was then prompted to browse their website.  Got my work out in and found some potential materials for a new client’s home…now that’s killing two birds with one stone!

Leopold in Chartreuse

Leopold Chartreuse

Leopold in Charcoal

Leopold Charcoal

Check out this fabulous pattern in a room!  So fun!


Padgett in Acacia

Padgett Acacia

Padgett in Delft

Padgett Delft

Padgett in Noir

Padgett Noir

Here’s a better view of the Padgett wallpaper in a room.  Isn’t it so striking?  Especially with that pop of purple and green…wow!


I just love Padgett so much I had to show it to you in one more room!


Because I love purple…I just had to throw this one in here.

Tolmer Viola

Tolmer Viola


This Tolmer wall covering comes in about a zillion colors.  Well, not actually a zillion…but a lot.  Here’s some more fun ones.

Tolmer Ocean

Tolmer Ocean


Tolmer Moss

Tolmer Moss

Doesn’t Designer’s Guild just have the greatest papers and wall coverings?  Not to mention furniture, fabrics and floor coverings, but those are all posts for another day 🙂

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9 Comments to 'Elliptical Epiphanies…'

Jay Helser 20 Aug 09 at 11:23 pm

How about “Elliptical Epiphanies”

Dan and Deanna 20 Aug 09 at 11:30 pm

Those do add great interest to the walls. They give a 3D look to the wall. Nice that they can go with any color that you may choose. So cool.

Dan and Deanna “Marketing Unscrambled”

Down Comforter 21 Aug 09 at 9:08 am

I feel like that about walking, I do’t take any music or my phone. It forces me to entertain myself by looking at my surrounding and “gasp” thinking!
Love the rooms BTW!

Julia-Chicago 21 Aug 09 at 10:39 am

Perfectly clever title, Jay! Thanks for the input!

maison21 21 Aug 09 at 4:03 pm

love tolmer ocean. thx.

spark! (Ada-Marie) 24 Aug 09 at 8:24 pm

Inspiration strikes on that elliptical, doesn’t it?! I always watch the Food Network, which just seems so ironic and counterproductive!

Michelle 26 Aug 09 at 7:45 am

THis is a fabulous pattern!

Julia-Chicago 26 Aug 09 at 11:37 am

Ha! Ada-Marie, I have done that too. Makes me pretty hungry when I am finished. Famished actually 🙂

Randy Heller 04 Sep 09 at 5:40 pm

do what u love. its not about the trend

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