When Swedish company Photowall contacted me to hear if I was interested in collaborating with them, I said yes in a second after seeing the Flora Hysterica designed by Swedish Martin Bergström. Had been thinking of doing something about this kitchen wall for quite some time and seeing the colours of the wallpaper I chose, I immediately knew it would look great on this wall and make the teak dining table look fresh again. They go so well together, don’t they?
I asked Johan if he wanted to help me put up the wallpaper, which he happily did (thank you!). It took us about 3 hours to finish the whole wall, the wallpaper is super simple to put up. You glue straight on the wall, then you just have to make sure the wallpaper is put up straight and then you continue with the rest of the pieces.
The wallpaper is pretty thick, so we didn’t have to prepare the wall beforehand, which is quite a luxury – no dust from putty etc.
Our house was built in 1900 in Jugendstil/Art Nouveau and I think this wallpaper goes so well with this style; it’s like an updated and modern version of the old style with its floral elements and colours. There are so many different things to look at, so many layers, bringing me out in the deep space or the deep sea. Here is a short clip if you’re curious about how the design was made by Martin Bergström.
Here is a before and an after picture, it’s much cozier to hang out at the dining table now.
I’m very happy with the result and the quality of the paper (as well as the print’s resolution) and so happy to finally share this with you! This project makes me want to do more things to improve this place I’ve been calling home for so many years now (never lived this long in one place before). It’s about time to give it some more love again – during my time being sick everything went from homey to disaster and this change in the kitchen is a great inspiration for me (us) to continue. Hope you’re inspired as well!
Thank you, Photowall, for this lovely collaboration!