Get the Look: Where the Wild Things Are

Today, Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are (1963), died at age 83 in Connecticut due to complications from a stroke. Although for some reason I did not have his books growing up, I read them over and over to my own boys. I always savored the illustrations in this one, and really enjoyed the silliness of Into the Night Kitchen (1970). I put together a few decorating ideas inspired by these wonderfully creative tales. RIP Maurice Sendak, storyteller.

. . . That very night in Max’s room a forest grew

and grew—

Makelike Lush Wallpaper, $200/roll at Walnut Wallpaper.
Shag Rug, $99—$299 at Urban Outfitters.
Kikkerland Glowing Moon Clock, $36 at Fred Flare.
Sierra Bed, $1399—$1599 at Crate & Barrel.

*  *  *

. . . and in and out of weeks 
and  almost over a year 
to where the wild things are. 

Onda Wallpaper, $100/sheet at Flavor Paper.
Rocking Sailboat, now $29.99 at West Elm.
Small Wire Pendant. $99 at West Elm.

*  *  *

. . . “And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”

Marrakech Swing Chair, $199 at Urban Outfitters.
Mongolian Lamb Pillow Covers, Oregano $39.99 & Amethyst, $54 at West Elm.

*  *  *

. . . and into the night of his very own room
where he found his supper waiting for him 

Max Doll, now $20 at Paisley Monkey.

Monster Dolls: Moishe, Bernard, & Sippi, $9.99—$13.49 at Amazon.

Get the Look: 25 Pink Wallpapers

A sampling of 25 pink wallpaper patterns, from butterflies and bees, to books and flowers, to psychedelic prints and classic damasks.




Shopping Guide

ROW 1: Osborne & Little Bedlam – Mod Green Pod Butterfly Jubilee  – Lorca Gattopardo

ROW 2: Cole & Son Fornasetti ExLibris – Flavor Paper Luxury – Harlequin Twinkle Toes

ROW 3: Flavor Paper Kabloom –  Kelly Wearstler Imperial TrellisCole & Son Cow Parsley

ROW 4: Flavor Paper Cycloid – Osborne & Little Rosabella –  Timorous Beasties Napoleon Bee

ROW 5: Jessica Lynn Designs Deer Bird Damask – Jessica Swift Ingrid  – Dropper Embossed

ROW 6: Linda Barker Tempting – Designers Guild Primrose Hill Peony – Geometric Squares Velvet Flocked

ROW 7: Designers Guild Sevilla – Designers Guild Tokyo Dahlia – Designers Guild Corazon – Pink Peony Mini Mural 

ROW 8: Graham & Brown Elizabeth Flock Effect – Linda Barker TranquilGraham & Brown Midsummer

Get the Look: More Grey & Green Wallpaper (Because I Am Obsessive)

Here’s another batch. Next thing you know I’ll be off grey and green and onto some other color scheme. But with any luck, I will order a few samples and make a decision. Post your opinions, please.



Wallpaper Pattern Names

Row 1: Osborne & Little Volte Face; Osborne & Little Volte Face; Madison & Grow Eloise.

Row 2: Tres Tintas Barcelona Pajaros; Romo Kenazan; Flavor Paper Huton.

Row 3: Design Your Wall Custom Bamboo; Design Your Wall White & Silver Mylar Geometric Squares; Jocelyn Warner ?.

Row 4: Ferm Living, Wild Flower; Design Your Wall Custom Brown & Green Floral Vines; Romo Simonii.

Row 5: Graham & Brown, Bittern Feather; Graham & Brown, Chrysanthemum; Anderson Como Arts & Crafts Ogee.

Row 6: Graham & Brown Beauty Amethyst Modern; Tres Tintas Barcelona, Pajaros; Anderson Leaf Sprig.

Resources for papers shown here:

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