transition wallpaper

by Grace Bonney

I thought I would share the amazing transitional wallpaper collections of Lene Toni Kjeld today.

Danish Designer Lene has created a capsule collection of patterns that can be used together to softly transition one print to another seamlessly within a room. It is quite unlike anything I have seen before and I think the ability to define interior spaces with a merging pattern {rather than two entirely different ones} is a fantastic and unique idea, especially with so many people living in open-plan housing and apartments these days!

Just imagine, before a collection like this – most people would use wallpaper to define a space and to add interest, perhaps on one wall and then usually have to stop or continue with flat colour in the rest of the space. With shifting pattern like this, one could add an fantastically unique feel to a space through careful placement of the merging sections…

I also really like the way the patterns morph and become decayed looking and deconstructed in style – this might be a difficult look to incorporate in a small domestic dwelling {I am imagining in a low-ceilinged space it could be almost too much} but I would LOVE to see it in a more industrial setting like a large open plan loft with high ceilings and lots of walls to show it off to the best advantage!

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Truly beautiful! I think this one {two!} is my personal favourite…

I saw Lene’s work a few years ago in Elle Decoration magazine {UK} and was delighted to rediscover it the other day when browsing the gorgeous selection of wallpapers available from Hermitage :: Bespoke Wallpapers…I really adore the collection of designs Hermitage owner Jennifer June has curated. Creating a wonderful tone and house style, even though she sources patterns from designers around the world…it is no mean feat to create such an eclectic yet perfectly harmonious portfolio of patterns.

I hope you all take some time to browse around the Hermitage site…I for one could get lost there for many hours! ;)


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  • hi Abigail! These are amazing! I’m really enjoying your guest posts here and just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration. I wish you all the best for your new business and look forward to seeing more of your work. Best, Christine

  • Great find, Abigail! That first wallpaper you picked reminds me of the sort of crumbling yet gorgeous walls that always seem to be the backdrop for Anthropologie catalogs – so creative & original!

  • Oh, wow! Such a neat effect for walls. I agree – it would look so great in a loft, especially an old mill with original wood floors and details. Or I am also picturing it in a renovated barn living space. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Love that last one… Great way to transition from wallpaper to white walls. Plus its so pretty! Plus I’m obsessed with gray!

  • I so love wallpaper of all ages, vintage is my favorite, but lately there have been new wallpaper artists that peak my interest. These papers are brilliant.

  • I agree, Lene’s work is truly inspiring :)
    Thanks for Hermitage, I will definitely be getting lost on the site for a little while ;)
    Loving your guest posts Abigail!

  • I love the fusion of textures, especially the subdued colors. However, I think it would be helpful to see what this looks like from a distance. These little bits of itnerest are intriguing, but I’d want to see how two patterns affect the rest of the space.

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