Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Zebra Wallpaper

Ever since I became a homeowner I don't watch movies the same way. I now find myself giving extra attention to the background imagery, looking for ideas and inspirations from the living spaces used for filming.

There's this wallpaper that I can't get out of my mind. I can't tell if I'm drawn to it because I inherently like it, or if the tie to one of my favorite movies, 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' has skewed my vision (see 2:50-3:07 above).


So, of course I had to hunt down (pun intended) this wallpaper. Yikes, is it expensive (about $260 per roll). I had visions of putting it up in our mudroom, but the price did make me scream and run away pause.

Ronald Redding

I started looking for alternatives and found something similar by Ronald Redding.

Just when I thought I should go with the cheaper alternative, I did find the original print at a discounted price. The cost is still steep, so now I'm debating if it's worth it (the mudroom isn't very large). Part of me sees it as an investment in being awesome, the other, more rational side says I've lost my mind. Surprisingly, my hubby is all about taking the leap of designer faith.

What do you think?


  1. The vegetarian in me prefers the Redding.

  2. I prefer the original. I think you should go for it! We are going a bit crazier in the mudroom as well :)