Brand review: PaperBoy wallpaper
The story behind PaperBoy is very simple, Victoria Cramsie wanted some wallpaper for her young boys bedrooms and when she couldn’t find any she designed and manufactured her own! Obviously this is the simplistic version of the story and many long hours went into the designing and researching the manufacturing process, but since it’s launch at 100% Design in November 2009 the brand has continued to expand and is adding new designs to the collection later this year. Designed for boys the collection would equally appeal to girls who don’t want princesses or fairies on their walls.
The Hand Made design above is based on the concept of the shadow shapes made by children over the years. The wallpaper design is available in 4 colours and also available in fabric and cushions, and as with the whole range (both for wallpaper and fabric) is hand-printed in England it’s truly a home-grown product.
My personal favourite design is D’ya-think-e-saurus shown below. It’s design inspires children to imagine what life with dinosaurs would be like – and if you look closely you can see a young boy playfully running around, or just lying down and wistfully looking at the dinosaurs. It perfectly combines a well planned design with a sense of fun – as however smart parents would like their children’s rooms to be we have to remember that they have to like and enjoy it too!
When Victoria was looking for wallpaper for her boys rooms she knew what she wanted. As it says on their website “she thought about what made a beautiful house. A place with a few lovely, classic things. A place with designs and materials that sing. That’s filled with colours and shapes that have a sense of harmony and intrigue. That makes you feel somehow calmer, more comfortable. As if the world is really rather fine. Somewhere that might even make you smile”. The lack of anything that matched her requirement lead her to launch PaperBoy, offering something that is a complete change from the fire engines, tractors or football inspired designs boys have been able to choose from in the past.
The third design currently available in Animal Magic, shown above. Combining many of the animals children like to keep as pets, i.e. cats dogs rabbits, with the slightly macabre view of their skeleton it appeals to children who are growing up from their lovely of fluffy animals and want something more exciting on their walls.
The full range of wallpapers and fabric can be found on the PaperBoy website and features wonderful photographs of Victoria’s boys enjoying rooms decorated with the designs. If you are looking to decorate your children’s rooms and want something a bit different that will last and looks grown up take a look at PaperBoy.