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Wallpaper Pairing: Baby Camel + House of Hackney

Classic romance meets modern warmth in our latest wallpaper pairing, with the Animal Print Shop’s Baby Camel at the center of an eclectic, inviting nursery. A consistent favorite thanks to his friendly disposition and the twinkle in his eye, Baby Camel’s signature traits make him just the right match for a lighthearted room filled with fun details. Perfectly offsetting his frolicsome nature: a smoky blue and white wallpaper from British brand House of Hackney, chosen for its unpretentious sophistication and plucked-from-the-garden freshness.

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Husband and wife Javvy M. Royle and Frieda Gormley are the creative minds behind House of Hackney, a company that launched in 2011 at (you guessed it) a house in Hackney. Today, it’s a luxury lifestyle brand with top-quality products ranging from wallpaper to window treatments, furniture to fashion to fine china. In part a response to the popularity of bare bones minimalism, House of Hackney has “captured the zeitgeist and imagination of a new generation,” making stand-out prints and compelling color their calling card. They’ve also placed importance on merging modern sensibilities with a deep respect for tradition and local craft, manufacturing the majority of their pieces in the UK. And while it’s near impossible to pick a favorite print from their impressive lineup — which includes rich florals, bold stripes, and spectacular Art Deco animals — we saw London Rose and were sold on the spot.

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Here in our newest nursery, London Rose’s hand-painted design sets a serene, dreamlike stage not just for Baby Camel, but for a fresh assortment of furnishings and decorative finds, as well. To complement the paper’s unmistakable quality, each piece was selected with an eye toward style and thoughtful craftsmanship. We started with a timeless wooden changing table from The Land of Nod, picked for its clean lines and polished, unisex appeal. For the pad in its matching topper, we chose a 100% cotton cover from Petal and Branch, a mother-daughter team based in Amherst, New Hampshire. A handcrafted, Fair Trade Certified wool rug, made by Indian artisans for West Elm, added hits of softness, color, and a hodgepodge of unexpected shapes; meanwhile, a wire-framed wastebasket, handmade in Schoolhouse Electric’s Portland factory, gave even an oft-forgotten piece an integral place in the room. (Looking for the perfect trash receptacle for your own nursery? You’re in luck: That search officially ends here.) Finally, to finish, we spruced up the changing table with the perfect crowning touch: a colorful animal toy set from Kid O, with nine mix-and-match pieces for constructing fanciful creatures straight from the pages of storybooks.

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Shop London Rose (and much more) on the House of Hackney website. For even more print and paper inspiration, browse our Wallpaper Pairings archive.

Wallpaper Pairings: Flamingo + Speckle

What better way to mark the beginning of spring than with an all new wallpaper pairing? Here, a few familiar Animal Print Shop faces—Flamingo, most notably, plus eight lovable Little Darlings—show their colors against an eye-catching patterned paper called Speckle, from New York City company Chasing Paper. Its striking simplicity and playful, perfectly-imperfect dots are just the right match for Flamingo, whose most irresistible features— round eyes, tall legs, and two-tone-pink plumage—truly pop in the pairing.

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Founded by printing industry veteran Elizabeth Rees, Chasing Paper has made a name for itself with affordable, removable wallpaper that blends striking design with fail-proof functionality. Those on the hunt for the perfect paper can choose from a wide range of colors (from sweet pastels to radiant brights) and patterns (including geometrics, florals, and lively animal prints)—or, browse a selection of collaborative designs. Best of all, when you’re ready for a change of scenery, you can peel your chosen paper off in a pinch and replace it with something new, making it a no-brainer for “serial movers, stylish mamas, renters, DIYers, and, of course, commitment-phobes.” “Our hope was to introduce a fun way to create a curated and personal moment in people’s homes without putting any holes in the walls,” says Elizabeth.

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Stylish and fresh, Speckle caught our eye right away. Composed of freehand dots and available in eight punchy colors, it’s a playful pick for a child’s room or baby’s nursery, but still chic enough to show off in a living room, bathroom, dining room, or foyer. With Flamingo, it provided the perfect backdrop for a vintage rug, sturdy stool, and wooden credenza, all flea market or antique store finds. Meanwhile, vibrant greenery and a hanging light fixture from Ikea complete the picture, further setting the stage for our pink winged star to shine. And showing off it’s verstaility, Speckle is a perfect backdrop for a grouping of Little Darlings – we just love how it makes all their adorable faces pop.

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For more of our favorite wallpaper picks and additional interior inspiration, browse more of our Wallpaper Pairings.

Wallpaper Pairings: Baby Deer + Hygge & West

For our latest wallpaper pairing, we returned to one of our favorites: Baby Deer. She was one of our first Animal Print Shop prints and even though she has lots of company now, our love for her hasn’t diminished. We’ve been chomping at the bit to use a Hygge & West wallpaper (BTW, Hygge is pronounced: Hoo-Ga) and knew we’d found the perfect compliment in their soft blue Petal Pusher pattern. Even better, Petal Pusher is a design by the uber talented Joy Cho of Oh Joy Studios.

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Hygge & West was founded by childhood friends Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos – loving the vibe of Danish design, they created their wallcovering company around it – Hygge is a Danish concept loosely translating to life’s small pleasures, be they cozy homes in winter or bedtime stories with your kids. The “West” in Hygge & West is western as in the United States. We love that their wallpapers are all hand silk screened AND Hygge & West works with so many talented designers. Oh Joy finds herself in amazing company next to Julia Rothman, Rifle Paper Co., Heath Ceramics, Justina Blakeney, and many others. 

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Petal Pusher pairs beautifully with Oeuf’s clean-lined, modern Rhea Crib. We especially appreciate the slight Danish taper of the legs. The sweet polka-dot crib sheet is from Etsy seller Holkuda who hand prints on the softest fabric ensuring restful sleep for the little slumberer. And our favorite detail is the pop of fuchsia from a custom Kantha baby blanket made by our good friend Heidi Merrick (we’re trying to convince her to make them for sale!). And if blue isn’t the direction your design is headed, Petal Pusher also comes in a range of other gorgeous colors, from gold to blush to black.

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Finally, if you follow our blog, you know that we love ourselves a vintage nod. In this pairing, we used two: the brick pattern vintage Moroccan rug and a large white Gainey pot from the 60’s. We’d never seen a rug with such a vibrant, rich blue color, let alone in a brick pattern (if you’re in Los Angles, you can pick this rug up at Hannoun Rugs in Culver City). The Gainey pot is from Sharon’s own collection. Sadly, Gainey stopped making their signature ceramic pots in 2013, so if you spot one at a thrift store, don’t hesitate to buy it!

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The finishing touch is a delicate mobile from Brooklyn’s Fort Makers. The designer, Noah Spencer, says he takes inspiration from human fascination with the universe. We love its delicate lines and gentle movement, and we think it is the perfect compliment to the pairing of Baby Deer and Petal Pusher. We also think Petal Pusher pairs beautifully with Baby Camel! 

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To see Petal Pusher and the full range of Hygge and West’s wallpaper collections, visit them online here – and find more from our Wallpaper Pairings series, here.

WALLPAPER PAIRINGS: BABY HORSE + TRUSTWORTH STUDIOS

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Second in our brand-new series of print-and-wallpaper pairings: the vibrant Apothecary’s Garden pattern from Trustworth Studios as backdrop for our sprightly Baby Horse. Originally designed in 1926 by famed English designer CFA Voysey, it’s full of life, color, and nature-inspired detail — just right, we think, for Wolf Pup, Baby Monkey, and Baby Fox Little Darling, too.

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Visit the Trustworth Studios website to browse dozens of additional patterns – and find more from our Wallpaper Pairings series, here.

Wallpaper Pairings: Baby Giraffe + Makelike

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There’s no denying the statement-making effect of well-designed wallpaper. Dedicated followers of this blog may have noticed that several of our featured nurseries pair our prints with patterned paper – a combination we’ve come to love so much that we’re dedicating an entire series to its charms. In it, we’ll match some of our favorite wallpapers on the market with the cuddly creatures who complement them best. And as always, layering in beautiful pieces (like a stylish crib and modern floor lamp) to bring everything together! nursery-wallpaper-1-www.theanimalprintshop.com

Up first: Makelike’s stunning, slate-gray design meets our beloved Baby Giraffe. While we’re at it, we think its playful zig-zags suit Flamingo, Baby Elephant, Lion Cub Little Darling, and Baby Zebra Little Darling just fine, too.

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SOURCES:
Wallpaper: MakeLike
Crib: Nursery Works
Floor Lamp: Muuto
Rug (similar): Anthroplogie
Baby Giraffe No. 3 (30″x40″): The Animal Print Shop