henrietta+paco+elevator=wallpaper.

I am from Los Angeles and now live in Nashville. Here is a wonderful wallpaper company named Abnormals Anonymous based in Los Angeles, the two owners met in a Nashville hotel elevator, perhaps The Hutton Hotel, and discovered their common passion for wallpaper design and fell in love. They are now a happily married couple living in Venice, California. My mother, a talented artist and chorus line dancer designed wallpaper during World War II in London, England.

To maintain anonymity they call themsleves Henrietta and Paco. It makes me wish they would open a restaurant by that name. “I just had a marvelous squid salad with baratta and tomatoes at our local restaurant called Henrietta and Paco.”

Their story can’t get any better than this, except it does, they create beautiful, quirky wallpaper inspired by their nautical adventures in a part time Seattle home. A local fisherman based in Los Angeles finds the couple old etchings, which they enlarge for wallpaper. The wallpaper has fun names like “meet the flockers”, “squindle” and “mimso”.

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These beautiful papers are designed and printed in Los Angeles. Henrietta and Paco use eco friendly, VOC free inks on all of their papers and can print on a variety of materials including paper, mylar, type II vinyl, textured papers and even a new recycled material great for earning LEED points.

If you want to experience a good night’s sleep with this wallpaper surrounding you, go treat yourself to a stay at the new Palihouse Santa Monica. Avi Brosh bought this landmark 1927 Morrish Revival apartment-hotel near the Third Street Promenade.

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Palihouse Santa Monica, 1001 Third St., Santa Monica; 310-394-1279 or palihousesantamonica.com

Read more: http://www.purewow.com/entry_detail/la/6133/Charming-Palihouse-Santa-Monica-opens.htm#ixzz2YlkHhzET

http://www.lonny.com/magazine/October+2012/YDYwrWzwkf5/12

http://abnormalsanonymous.com/about/

http://www.palihousesantamonica.com

2 thoughts on “henrietta+paco+elevator=wallpaper.

  1. Dear Eileen, We’ve been THRILLED with every post (Steven especially loved the Maddie the dog one). The Henrietta and Paco post made me want to go out and wallpaper all our walls with their paper, and I’d known about yarn bombing, but the ones you showed were FANTASTIC!!! Creativity abounds, and who but an EXTREMELY creative and sensitive person such as you could identify such creativity and share it with us all! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Love, Harriet and Steven

  2. Harriet,
    Your comments make me so very happy! It fuels my creative side to continue to find interesting and artistic subjects to write about. The Maddie blog, was so much fun to write, and what a dear dog she is! Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my posts-the two of you are AWESOME! Love E

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