December 20, 2016
It was 1942 and a popular dancer, fashion designer and interior decorator by the name of Don Loper designed the Martinique banana leaf wallpaper exclusively for the Beverly Hills Hotel. Some 60 plus years later this wallpaper is one of the world's most recognizable wallpapers ever created!
Loper was a true creative spirit. An artist. Not bound by just one career, but by his life's experiences. In the 1930s and early 1940s Loper worked as a dancer and costume and set designer across the U.S. and in New York. In 1946 Loper teamed up with business partner Charles Northrup, opening his own couture salon on Sunset Boulevard. Loper in true Loper style designed and decorated the store himself.
Loper's classic banana leaf wallpaper design has fueled a revolution of design inspirations. From carpets to fabrics, to furniture, fashion accessories and shoes to inspiring many other talented wallpaper designers to create a new modern twist on his timeless classic. Like our Pacifico Palm Wallpaper design available here.
Wallshoppe's Pacifico Palm Wallpaper:
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January 15, 2021
Now that we're living in the 20's, you're probably feeling the need to spruce up your living room in a way that feels updated but still feels like home. We've come up with 15 ways, some simple and some adventurous, to refresh your living room without having to take out a loan.
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