Many people buy antique lamps, vintage chairs and other retro odds and ends to decorate their homes – but just how far are you willing to go? The Second Hand Rose has the largest collection of vintage wallpapers in the world, dating all the way back to the 1860s and featured in museums around the world.
Their rolls range from two to four figures depending upon the design, rarity and its origins (including Frank Lloyd Wright originals). If you’re a fan of vintage patterns, it’s not just a source of decorating materials for your home, but pure eye candy.
Their geometric pattern section has selections of modernist wallpaper including pop-art and other modern styles dating back over a hundred years.
A childrens’ favorite, their novelty set has everything from cowboys and zoo animals to fairy-tale and sports scenes from ages past.
Their kitchen collection has some true classics which might or might not suit you (or your older relatives’) fancy, including lace, flower, pot, pan, ivy and tea themes.
Their rare and unusual vintage wallpaper category has a hodge-podge of floral, kitchen, wood veneer and other assorted oddities from every era – from floral and colorful to modern and simple.
Here’s some more info about the shop:
“Secondhand Rose has been located in New York City for 45 years. my wallpapers have been used in movies and television for 40 years.
My wallpapers are now available only on line, and you can make an appointment to look at the sample books at my New York apartment at the Hotel Chelsea on 23rd st. The wallpapers are being stored in a warehouse outside of the city. Overnight deliveries may be difficult, but I will do my best to get the papers to you as fast as possible. You can reach me by e mail or call cell 917 544 3456. For New York and local deliveries it’s best to call me for pickup and avoid delivery at checkout.”