House in Dublin 4Contemporary Powder Room, Dublin
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7. Faux fantastic. If you were fooled into thinking this wallpaper was the real deal, you wouldn’t be the only one. While not actually salvaged metal tiles, this Brooklyn Tiles paper from Holly’s House still manages to spark the imagination with its faded grandeur and visual salute to America’s factories and warehouses of yore. It wows when paired with brick.
The owners had fun with the decor in the downstairs cloakroom (powder room) and chose a wallpaper designed to look like classic rusted metal tiles: Brooklyn Tin Tiles wallpaper in 08 Metallic, from Rockett St George.
The impulse to add an old radio to a modern home is something Richard Watts, an officer at the California Historical Radio Society, well understands. Before he embarked on a career as a computer scientist, he put himself through school by repairing radios and televisions. After he retired, he was lured back to precomputer technology and began collecting and restoring old radios.“Early radios are accessible and easy to understand,” he says. “Unlike today’s technology, the old radios weren’t meant to be a consumable product. They were meant to be attractive, quality pieces of furniture that people would have prominently displayed in their homes.” In this bathroom (by Optimise Design in Dublin, Ireland), an old set is the finishing touch.