One of the first things I noticed when I entered the house in which Jon is staying, was the various wallpapers. Every room has wallpaper and the wallpaper and the house is from the seventies (for the most part.) My favorite (above) is a shiny red with deep black velvetty outlines, and it’s in the walk-in closet, where the hot water heater is located. It’s not meant for guests to see, but rather there just for the amusement of the home-owner. The rest of the wallpaper is a bit more “traditional” retro. Generally, I’m very into wallpaper, I prefer the simplicity of paint usually in vibrant colors. But the wallpaper in this house is a different story. It’s awesome.
As you can tell from the above, stripes must have been very popular with the person who made the decorating decisions. I personally, love the one in the upper right. It’s one of those really fabricy wallpapers that were also popular during that era.
These were similar to what we had in my old house and what I’ve seen at my nonna’s house. I am relatively sure, our neighbors had the exact blue wallpaper from the bottom right. The bottom left fern wallpaper reminds me of my nonna’s bathroom. She had something very similar but in a different color scheme.
Lastly, these are the textures you can also find all over the house. The three on the right are all wallpapers. The wall on the left is covered in wood cuttings of various depths and stains. Jon and I both love it. The effect on the wall is really something to behold. Although, that room freaks me out, so I don’t like to go in there, or even walk past it at night.
The house he’s staying in, is amazing. Walking through it is like being in a different time. (The entire house is carpeted, including the bathrooms and the kitchen!) It definitely exudes the 1970′s, the era in which it was built, but it has been kept up so nicely, and all the appliances are new, so it’s a real pleasure to be staying here. Jon is a lucky guy to get to spend his time in Wisconsin in such a lovely house, and I’m a lucky girl to get to be visiting with him this week.