In September, the busy tasks of daily life swing into high gear. Paper, the most unpretentious and inexpensive of necessities, tears into the scene with its usual style and grace. The requisite books, invitations, packaging and wrapping of the season make way for these artful items created using vintage techniques. Pretty paper—and the items it adorns—has a timeless appeal that has never looked better.


Pedigree PaperInk to Paper

Clockwise from left: Tenango vintage painted papier-mâché bin at Eclectic Home; bronze metal and paper Kyoto table lamp by Adam Jackson Pollock at Cameron Jones for Your Home; antique temple painting as a paper wall hanging at Orient Expressed; vase at Eclectic Home and John Derian decoupage garden cake pedestal at Pied Nu.


Pedigree Paperfilling in the blanks

Clockwise from bottom left: Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Colonia cologne at Aidan Gill for Men; classic parchment lampshades at Shades of Light; photographer Richard Sexton’s “Vestiges of Grandeur” at Scriptura; oval toile box at Agora; John Derian dahlia decoupage plate at Pied Nu and Russell + Hazel three-ring binder at Scriptura. Hanging from wall: “Monsieur” and “Madame” silhouette mobiles at Plum.