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Cumberland Woodcraft carries a reproduction wallpaper that exactly matches the type we found when exploring our cupola. They are part of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum inspired line.

This one is on the walls and ceiling, and this one is very similar to the border used with it.

Pretty cool, right?

I’m a fan of pretty paper, be it stationary or wallcoverings, so the next time I’m in NYC I’m stopping at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to explore their wallcoverings collection. The museum happens to be housed in Andrew Carnegie’s former digs, a 64-room mansion, which I’m sure is a sight to see.

If you visit the Cooper-Hewitt site, check out this awesome toy. It lets you design a room with wallpaper, furnishings and accessories found in the museum.

Comments, Thoughts, and Feedback

Trissa had this to say on 07.06.05:

Very cool Mindy! I want to go to the museum! Nick has a business trip to NYC coming up. I don’t know if he’ll have time or not, but it would be cool to see! I’m going to check out the reproduction wallpaper site to see if I can find the wallpaper we uncovered during the kitchen demo. Thanks for the link!

Greg had this to say on 07.06.05:

Wow! That is very lucky. I’ve found 5 or 6 scraps of original wallpaper in my house. I would love to find someone that is reproducing it. Some friends of mine actually paid to have some of their house’s wallpaper reproduced. They won’t say how much they spent, but they get a look in their eye and you know it was scary expensive.

Jocelyn had this to say on 07.06.05:

I happen to work for a wallpaper manufacturer and just thought I’d share that the type of design you have there is called Damask. It’s actually coming back in fashion now too. Retro is in. I can’t resist a little plug for my company because we have some papers in the Cooper Hewitt also. Ours our more contemporary and not period, but they are quite nice.

The paper in the museum is called “Beadazzled” in case you happen to see it. It’s made out of glass beads. Okay, hope I haven’t bored you now- and good luck with the paper!

mindy had this to say on 07.07.05:

Trissa – I hear nothing but good things about the Cooper Hewitt, so I’m sure it’s worth a visit!

Greg – Wow, custom printed wallpaper; that certainly can’t come cheap! You could always get SUPER diy and start screenprinting it yourself ;) Haha.

Jocelyn – We have a lot of that damask style in various places throughout the house. Totally destroyed/covered up of course, but remnants can be seen here and there. There’s a green/red version in the stairwell too. The original owners must have loved that print style, or gotten a good deal on it!

What’s your company’s name? Do they have a website?

K. had this to say on 07.28.05:

The Cooper Hewitt is an awesome museum. It’s one of those places where you can go see whatever exhibit they have on, and it’ll be good. And you can bring your husband. D. has really liked both exhibits we’ve seen there.

I love your wallpaper. In fact, I love wallpaper.

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