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abigail edwards owl wallpaper

by Grace Bonney

These days, I have a really hard time looking at anything avian-related and not thinking of Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen saying, “Put a bird on it!” Because yep, I’m one of those people who doesn’t mind a bird (or rabbit or whale) printed on something every now and then. So when I saw this new line of wallpapers with owls, I had to fight that inner urge that said “Birds! Shiny!” Yes, I realize I need to quiet that urge a bit.

Part of the debut series of wallpaper designs from Abigail Edwards, “The Owl Collection” just launched this month and consists of two patterns, “Owls of the British Isles” and “Briar Owl.” Abigail was inspired by childhood woodland and fairy tales and decided to bring that feeling to life with her hand-drawn wallpapers. Each of Abigail’s patterns is printed in Lancashire at one of the few remaining traditional wallpaper printers in the UK. And the best part? Five percent of the profits from the “Owls of the British Isles” style will go to supporting The Barn Owl Centre, whose mission is the conservation of barn and other species of owls.

I’m a big fan of the metallic gold print at the very top of the post and think it would make for the most peaceful, woodland-themed nursery. Or just a gorgeous adult bedroom. Either way, I don’t think I’ve met a shiny gold wallpaper I didn’t want to use in some capacity (which is why I finagled my way into using shiny gold-foil stamp on the cover of the D*S book!). Click here to check out Abigail’s new designs and order online. Thirty-two-foot rolls are priced at $110 each. xo, grace

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