ISSUE 74  |  The Kids Are All Right

Timeless Wallpaper from Paris

May 28, 2013 5:30 PM

BY Justine Hand

A collaborative effort of two cousins, Gala and Nicolas, who graduated from ESAG Penninghen Art School and the Van Der Kelen Painting Institute respecitvely, Atelier Bartsch is a design studio that specializes in painted children’s rooms. In 2012 the company, named for the duo’s grandfather, released their first wallpaper collection, which is designed to look hand stenciled. The results are a “chic and dreamy” collection, that though grounded in tradition, is decidedly modern.

Above: Kid-friendly Moon Crescents in navy ink are sophisticated enough for grownups. Bartsch’s collection is available directly from the company; €149 per roll. US residents can also purchase them at Pomme NY; $249 per roll.

Above: Printed on non-woven paper using traditional printing techniques from the nineteenth century, Bartsch textured papers are designed to look and feel hand painted.

Above: Fluffy Nuages de Coton (Cotton Clouds) are available in blue, pink, and soft green.

Above: Bartsch’s enter collections including Croissants de Lune (Moon Crescents), and Parisian Dandelion are also available as notebooks; €10.00.

N.B. Interested a try your hand at a real hand-painted children’s room? You can read about my own adventures stenciling my daughter’s room.