Monday, January 6, 2014

Beauty And The Beastie, Timorous Beasties!

Well, I think we all enjoyed the much anticipated Season 4 Return of Downton Abbey last night!  Everyone is still up to their old tricks, etc! I have now also become hooked on  Master Piece Theater's "Sherlock"!  The characters are witty and wicked at the same time and the set design is truly unique! I found myself searching the the web the other night in hopes to find the wall covering in Character Irene Adler's wonderful flat, and I did!  It was by none other than Timorous Beasties! I should have known from the bold print and intriguing pattern.  I have long been a fan and wish that I had the guts to use their coverings in my own home.. if I could just sneak if past the hubby! Hopefully soon I will pull the trigger or find a really cool avant garde client who will actually let me just go for it ! Also, the company does more than wall coverings! Check out the fabric, pillows, lampshades and rugs!
If you are not familiar with Timorous Beasties, the company was started by two cleverly talented men, Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons. The two met as they attended Glasgow School Of the Arts, and the rest is history!
Timorous Beasties opened their first retail shop in 2004 on the Great Western Road in Glasgow and a second shop in central London in 2007. In addition they have collaborated with brands such as Brintons Carpets, Nike and Famous Grouse. In 2011 they produced a bespoke collection of cushions for John Lewis Department Stores, an exclusive range of textiles and home accessories for Liberty of London and home accessories for the newly refurbished National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. - See more at: Timorous Beasties!



Sherlock and Irene
The wall covering in the backround sent me searching!




















They have a do it yourself room that is so much fun to try out!! You must go to the site and make up your own room,,, its a difficult task because there is so much to choose from!


11 comments:

  1. That's some sexy hot wallpaper! I wish I had a room to make moody and mysterious. It's really hard in a small townhouse in CA. But I try....
    Love the photos
    Sharon

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  2. I have seen that Sherlock Holmes show before! It is a great show and I love his apartment on the show! Great post!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  3. I'm so out of the loop - I've never watched it but recorded it for a friend last night, so maybe I'll have to cave and watch it with her!

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  4. I'm with you! So happy to be back and Downton (although could Lord Grantham get any more tiresome?), can't wait for Sherlock and would have Timorous Beasties all over my house but don't think my husband would appreciate it much. Oh well! These coverings are the stuff that fantasies are made of, so I'll just have to dream of a lovely London flat done up in style.

    Hope 2014 is off to a lovely start for you! XO

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  5. We taped Downton last night because #1 was home. Can't wait to see it. These wall covering are really unique. I've never seen anything like them.

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  6. i ma going to have to watch Sherlock! I love these wall coverings!! Dying over the gray and white!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  7. So unique, a home that incorperates a bold patterned paper or fabric like this would be one not soon forgotten by its visitors. I love a bold wall treatment.

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  8. I love that toille lamp! xo Caroline

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  9. Had never heard of Timorous Beasties before - beautiful wall coverings!!

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  10. I'm loving the whole vibe here Karolyn. Every time I stop by I get a fabulous dose of design inspiration.
    Happy New Year to you my friend!
    xx, Heather

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  11. Years ago, Timorous Beasties changed my mind about wallpaper entirely.
    Love them, love your gorgeous examples.

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