Well-known in the United Kingdom and Europe, London-based wallpaper designer Deborah Bowness is introducing her decorative drollery stateside with a gallery exhibit at the Anthropologie store in New York City 's Rockefeller Center. Called Genuine Fakes from London, the show features life-size, photo-realistic images hand-printed on wallpaper.
The panels—most of which measure 130" high by 22" wide and range from $348 to $1,400 each—picture everyday domestic goods. One collection, Wallpaper Frocks, contains a series of brightly colored dresses hung off a black-and-white clothes rail. Another line, Salvage, features pointy lamps, sepia-toned filing drawers, and old chairs. A third, Illusions of Grandeur, shows just that: fancy moldings, a chandelier, and a gilt mirror.
Also on offer are Bowness' do-it-yourself kits, which let you create your own scenes. Options include rows of funky paper plates, shoes and purses, and rotary phones. Sets range from $98 to $148 each. Genuine Fakes from London runs through June 4. Deborahbowness.com. —Decor Darling
Are these dresses and chairs from the Wallpaper Frocks and Salvage collections real…or not?
This vignette, created with panels from the Illusions of Grandeur series, fancifully teases the eye.
Add art to your walls with these panels of classic reproductions.
|Bowness offers this set of plates, cups, and saucers as a kit, so you can mix and match the pieces yourself.|