striped wallpaper in bedroom

recently mentioned how into stripes I’ve been lately, especially “big, bold, horizontal” ones. My stripe love includes narrow horizontal ones, too. Yesterday, I clicked through each gorgeous space in the lovely portfolio of Ms. Martha Angus.  In a stripes state of mind, I naturally lingered on this boy’s bedroom Angus designed for the 2009 MetHome Showcase.  I find it to be so thoughtful and well done and about so much more than “just stripes” that I wanted to share it, this very morning.

These photography stills of Angus’ design are expertly detailed. Each element tells a story: from the pair of yellow floor lamps to the skateboard, to the framed Lichtensteins, to Warhol’s Brillo box.  Each element of the room’s furnishings is iconic and of noteworthy Museum of Modern Art design.

striped wallpaper in bedroom

Jean-Michel Frank, Eero Saarinen… and newer product designers like Jonathan Adler are all given nods.


In this last image, the contrast between the poppy bath (poppy in color and in gesture – as in “to pop”) and the formal French hall and its leggy console is a nice surprise.  The bath vanity and hall table share the color charcoal and brass finish details – a pair of brass legs in the bath and mere tippy-toe sabots in the hall.  Furthermore, the 2-dimensional sculpture of the speech-bubble mirror in the bath and the 3-D missile sculpture in the hall seem to banter back and forth.

striped wallpaper in bedroom

What is remarkable about it all is that despite so many serious art and design works the space comes across as that of a “real” boy, living a casual life.  I am off at a full day seminar this Saturday, and wish you all a lovely day!

Images and Interior Design by Martha Angus


Author: Sarah Sarna

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