Nothing makes me happier than seeing a new Mini Moderns wallpaper. And the Breeze wallpaper is just one of a new selection.
I’ll be dipping into the new range (known as Travelogue) over the coming weeks, as I think they all deserve their moment in the limelight. But I’ve been drawn to the Breeze wallpaper particularly. Not least, because there’s something ever so familiar about it.
At first glance, this is a bold, David Hicks-style paper and worth checking out purely for that reason. But that’s not all. We have recently moved into a 1970s house and like many such houses, they use concrete blocks in the garden that look not dissimilar to the pattern on this paper.
And it is intentional. The Mini Moderns team love midcentury modern architecture and in the US as well as the UK, these blocks are common in period houses. I actually wrote about them when I first started Retro To Go back in 2007 and they are still available. In the UK they are known as Petal Leaf and in the US they are simply known as ‘breeze blocks’. Whatever you call them, they are designed to filter out harsh sunlight whilst allowing the breeze to circulate. So practical and eye-catching.
If you don’t have a need for concrete in your garden (or don’t have a garden) then you can get the ‘look’ by opting for this new paper. Bold, colourful (depending on the one you go for) and like all Mini Moderns designs, great for a feature wall with impact.
The range isn’t available just yet, but it will soon be on the Mini Moderns site in five colourways, those being Washed Denim, Mustard, Tangerine Dream, British Lichen and High Tide. Each roll costs £70.
Oh, and if you love midcentury modern interiors, I would recommend picking up the Mid-Century Modern Living: The Mini Modern’s Guide to Pattern and Style book. For me, it’s the most practical book out there for recreating a MCM look in your home.