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Paperboy wallpaper has been on my radar for a long time now – ever since I worked at Decorex and the brand exhibited there. The name stuck in my mind first, then the designs, which I think you’ll agree are quite wonderful and not easily forgotten…


A little bit about the brand – it was set up by mum Victoria, who was looking for wallpaper for her twin boys’ room, and couldn’t find anything that she liked. Her list of criteria was quite specific: ‘boy’s wallpaper and fabric that felt hand-made, but wasn’t folksy or whimsical or twee. Something more pleasing than tacky, standard licensed wares. But affordable, too. Something classic, even iconic, but with an edge. Bang-up-to-date modern, but with room for nostalgia. Enough fun for the little kids yet cool enough for the bigger ones. And lovely enough to fit in with a beautiful, grown-up decoration scheme.’

And so, she designed her own. And I think she did a pretty good job of filling her own brief!

Now, I understand what Victoria meant when she said she wanted to design for boys specifically, however, I think the designs are pretty unisex, and I don’t see why a little girl wouldn’t like them for their room too.

The Final Frontier

Animal Magic

Which Came First

I love the graphic illustrations, and the fact that when you look closely, each design has its own little quirk – such as the mechanical skeletons inside the animals, and the little boys running with dinosaurs. Some of the darker colourways are so sophisticated I think they’d work really well in a home office. I also love the names! So catchy and memorable.

There’s fabric available too, as well as cushions and lampshades, and if you can’t find a shade you like in the collection, Paperboy will also print bespoke wallpaper and fabric in requested colourways for you too. See the full range at the Paperboy website.


Farewell 2012…

I’ve been looking forward to 2013 for at least two months now, so I’m really happy it’s finally here! My resolutions are all a bit hackneyed, but include: eating less sugar, going for a run twice a week, reading more books and finishing my third novel.

But first, a look back on last year, with its enormous highs and lows…



The year started with my 31st birthday, and a lovely dinner with friends at Baltic restaurant in Southwark – recommended!

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