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lucky number slevin: wallpaper?

Brown Flowers Wallpaper

d*s reader sent in these photos from lucky number slevin and wanted to know who designed the vintage-y wallpaper in the back. i'm totally stumped so i thought i'd open it up to you guys. can anyone solve the mystery of the wallpaper behind josh hotnett?

[ps: project runway rerun? boo!]



Blogger janelle said...

is that two different colorways?
yea boo rerun. i guess their shows are this week at the tents!

7:26 AM  
Blogger KiWi said...

What wallpaper? I'm blinded by the hottness.

8:13 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

lol. i love it, kiwi.

my old nyu roommate grew up with him and had the same agent in edina. she said he's super nice.

cute and nice. win win.

d*s ;)

8:14 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Booo! Why a Runway re-run?

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Alexander in Dallas said...

I'm so with you D*s. I saw the movie, and I kept telling her "man, I just can't get over that wall paper; who DOES this?" Her response was "Yeah, I know; Lucy Liu in Red? I mean really..." I don't understand her. I can't wait to tell her that I'm on the cutting edge. She'll probably hand me a band-aid.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Kristy said...

I don't know who designed that particular wallpaper but I have come across an ebay seller that has a huge supply of some fantastic vintage papers.This one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=016&item=260016811130&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1 is very similar.Hope this helps.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Ellissa said...

I had the same thought when I saw "Lucky Number Slevin." The production designer was François Séguin, so any curious party might have luck by googling him.

10:31 AM  
Blogger rebecca said...

Looks very like an E W Moore print see http://www.ewmoore.com/book_four.htm

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Emmy said...

I have been wondering about that wallpaper ever since I saw the film too!

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I thought the same thing when I saw the movie. I dont think i ever found those patterns but I saw the one from the hallway somewhere. Anyway, check www.wallpaperfromthe70s.com, www.flavorpaper.com, www.twenty2.net, and www.timorousbeasties.co.uk for some cool papers.

12:24 PM  
Blogger House said...

if you're anywhere near LA, try Astek Wallcoverings. They have just about every single style, era, color, texture and theme you could possibly imagine in wallpaper. www.astekwallcovering.com

3:37 PM  
Blogger ange said...

Yes, boo about the Project Runway rerun.

My guess is that because they had 2 people out one week (when keith was being a bad little cheater), they had one fewer person to kick auf before fashion week-- so one less week of shows. I was hoping they would remedy the problem with a 2-parter instead of a no-parter.

i didn't even watch the rerun. They're on all the time, anyway.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Jon Sherman said...

Funny, we had someone email Flavor Paper asking the same question and I haven't had time to rent the movie to see the paper, so thanks for the post!

I wish I had known Lucy Liu was in it because I sat across from her at Bond Street in Miami a week ago and could have asked.

I'm at 100% Design in London now, so if I see anything similar I will inquire and pass along the info.

5:30 AM  
Anonymous Sara Jensen said...

ive been looking for that zulu-ish wallpaper from the royal tenenbaums movie...any ideas?

7:01 AM  
Blogger Angie & Tyson said...

After seeing this movie last week I had 2 thoughts:

1) Most stylish movie I've seen in awhile, mostly due to the incredible use of the wallpaper, I thought it really added to the quirkiness of the film.

2) Josh Hartnett is the new Brad Pitt. There, I've said it. 10 years ago, this totally would have been a Brad Pitt role.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

House is right - Aztek wallcoverings makes wallcovering for films and has a lot of similar patterns, but now they are available online and to the trade...

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Andrew Knapp said...

I was actually quite impressed by one that stood out to me so I tried my best to memorize the pattern to recreate it ... it was the wallpaper in the hotel, i believe.


3:41 PM  
Anonymous beccajo said...


in the DVD commentary wes anderson says it's based on a 'place in NYC', and i had visited it with my cousins a few years before i saw the movie. it is indeed the same wallpaper!


4:02 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

House & anon. are right about Astek (they did Lemony Snicket, among other movies, and will create/ custom-color almost any pattern upon request), but I talked to them and they didn't create papers for this movie. They did suggest it might have come from SecondHand Rose and was an authentic vintage roll.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Beelama said...

I saw the movie some days ago... it is just like reading "Elle Decor". I missed the story because I was just looking at the interior design. Who did it?

12:04 PM  

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