The Cross House
Previously, I did a post about decorating the parlor and library of the 1894 Cross House.
In the parlor I was thinking about using an incredibly wild & crazy 1970s-inspired paper by the esteemed Bradbury & Bradbury.
It arrived today.
The library has almost NO wall space as the room is 80% bookshelves and 15% windows and doors.
But what little wall space there is will soon be covered in the above WILDLY unexpected paper.
AN OTHERWORLDLY WHISPER
Bo really really really wants me to choose period-correct papers for the house and we have debated the issue at length. And at some point I plan to, at some considerable expense, recreate the 1894 papers for the two-story stairhall: wallpaper, frieze, and ceiling paper.
If Bo is able to reconstruct the 1894 parlor paper from the remaining fragments, I will almost certainly recreate this paper, too, at a later date.
But in other rooms, like the library, I plan on having some fun, and love the idea that the house will reflect 123-years of design.
Still, I am now certain that Bo, during his recent visit, cast a spell over the house. I can hear it whispering: Period-correct papers! Period-correct papers! Period-correct papers!
And it is not just me. The other day Justin and I were walking through the house and he asked: “Do you hear that?
I froze. And in my most nonchalant voice said: “Hear what?”
“It’s like a whisper. I can barely hear it…”
I smiled, as if unconcerned, when inside I was freakin’ out man! Freakin’ out!
“…but it seems to be be repeating something about…period-correct papers. Huh? What does that mean?”
At that instant I realized: something had to be done.
A few hours later I went online and found an anti-spell. For only $9.99!
After I unrolled the paper above, I invoked the anti-spell…and the whispers subsided. Whew. Whew!
Now, I just need to read the fine print on the anti-spell to make sure the wallpaper hanger will also be protected.