I stumbled across this photo the other day, I am so glad I did! I opened a Flickr account recently and have been amazed at how many friendly people I am meeting this way. This beautiful wallpaper is in lovely Swedish lady Lycke's home. I love its vintage look. Doesn't it look fantastic?!
Lycke kindly let me know the wallpaper is called "Eldblomman" and is by designer Josef Frank. She bought it from this great swedish shop. After a brief search it looks like it is quite difficult to get hold of if you live outside Sweden, they do however ship abroad.
So I got a wee bit curious about Josef Frank...
After finding out a little about him I understand where that vintage vibe comes from, he lived the "vintage years" (if there is such a thing!). Josef Frank was born in Austria in 1885 and emigrated to Sweden in the 1930's to get away from growing Nazism. He was the designer behind Svenskt Tenn.
Although I am not in love with all of his work (he also designed furniture), I find myself drawn to his wallpaper and textile designs.
I also like how he sees a home, I'm with him on this:
“A home must not primarily be an effective machine; it must offer comfort, rest and a nice atmosphere where the eye can rest and the mind be refreshed. No puritanical principles in a good interior”.