Swing Shift

Henry Wilson, of yesterday’s post and the wonderful walls, has a day job; he’s an interiors photographer.

And then at night, sometimes until three in the morning he cuts stencils and paints.

“All my wallpapers here have been stencilled on the kitchen table with my own hand. I have petit-pointed the cushions, acid washed the windows and patterned the roman blinds – and everything has been informed and inspired by my intense bond with what I have seen in India.”

While his mother had worried that all this energy wasn’t exactly lucrative (mothers are that way) a little commercial venture came along.

Wilson designed a collection of wallpaper for Osborne & Little that was released last year. You can find the complete Sariskar collection here.

This last pattern is in honor of Penelope, who comforted me about the loss of my faucet with tales of product lost and images of her peafowl. It worked.
Images of Wilson’s photographs of his home appeared in World of Interiors, December, 2009. Last three images via Osborne & Little.
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15 thoughts on “Swing Shift

  1. I am going to use wallpaper as a post topic and with clients as often as it warrants & more! I am in love with many of the large scale patterns like the ones here. Great post and with such hand blocking the look of small irregularities is desirable.

  2. I could not adore a thing more than I do that last paper. Alas, it is far more regal that this house! Palatial. Indeed.

  3. Of course I had to come back! It is so good to hear all that creativity and energy wasn't just sequestered here. I love a beautiful wallpaper.

  4. I love all his O & L papers. They are just beautiful and work in so many different style of interiors. Thanks for showing us the master behind them. The stencil work is phenomenal. What I would give to be crafty? Something big, not sure, but something big.

    So envy all of you who are DIY.

    Hope you are well.

    Gwen Driscoll
    Ragland Hill Social

  5. oh yay, more, more, more! I love this paper. I'm so glad he's developed a line. What will ever become of that apartment? It needs to be preserved forever.

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