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Chinese Pewter

by habituallychic

09 . 06 . 10
The dining room wallpaper in Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s home from my last post is Chinese Pewter from Roger Arlington.  I was going to use it in one of my projects last year but it ended up not working out.  It’s still one of my favorite papers though.  I love the mix of gold and silver and the metallic sheen.  It’s no wonder that many designers use it in dining rooms.  The glow from candlelight is probably quite beautiful.  The paper which is handmade in China is reminiscent of “18th century tea paper”, the pewter paper used to line tea chests sent form China.  Below are just some of the ways other designers have used this paper and similar metallic wallpapers.  Enjoy!
Jeffrey Bilhuber
Matthew Patrick Smyth
Barbara Barry
The ceiling in another room of the same restaurant by Barbara Barry.
Tamara Mellon’s home in Harper’s Bazaar.
Bedroom by Miles Redd.
Entrance by Haynes Roberts.

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  1. Splendid Sass September 6, 2010 | 9:50 pm

    I love the Barbara Barry room, and of course I think the bedroom by Miles Redd is perfect! Does he ever make a mistake? This post is beautiful.
    Have a nice day.

  2. Gramercy Home September 7, 2010 | 12:25 am

    This paper makes a serious statement. I love it in the bedroom (a la Miles Redd). Stunning.

  3. Empress of The Eye September 7, 2010 | 1:13 am

    Matthew Patrick Smyth does this look so well.

  4. maison21 September 7, 2010 | 2:38 am

    i just presented roger arlington chinese pewter for a client’s entry way (and used the bilbhuber picture, in addition to my sample to show my clients what it would look like), so if i now have to wait while it’s on backorder because of *your* post, young lady, i’ll be one cranky decorator! 😉

    crankiness aside, it’s a classique, and a long time favorite…

  5. Michael Mattison September 7, 2010 | 6:23 am

    Now how gorgeous is the beautiful sheen on display here? That first pic is absolutely my taste, so I guess it’s official that I’ve got excellent taste. 🙂 Whose fireplace is that — your own? Or J-Lo’s? Goodness, I’d never have thought J-Lo would have such good taste, but if it’s true, than kudos to her for having it and kudos to you for sharing it!
    Brilliant selection of shots altogether. You’ve got an excellent eye for quality and beauty.

  6. La Maison Fou September 7, 2010 | 8:43 am

    Great looking paper. I love the luminous quality of the walls, very engaging.

  7. a Broad September 7, 2010 | 1:57 pm

    I love those walls .. you have to have very smooth even walls though and I am afraid it would not work in my 100 year old home. But I want those walls anyway 🙂

  8. HoHumCards.com September 7, 2010 | 2:57 pm

    I used this paper on the ceiling of my entryway, it popped the whole room and made it very special to enter my apartment. Magical.

  9. Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll September 7, 2010 | 5:02 pm

    Love tea paper look in lots of spaces. Have been using it for years…so elegant. Really, really pretty compilation of images. Hope you have a great week.