“Why does everything have to be so perfect? Nothing in real life is, you know.”
Min Hogg

Thanks to An Aesthete’s Lament for the quote above, but I do believe Min Hogg’s new line of wallpapers and fabrics is absolutely perfect.

First, this photo caught my eye because I have been thinking about using antique porcelain in the bathroom. But the wallpaper held it and sent me looking for more!

Sea Antler Blue on White

This particular pattern comes in other colorways including the White on Pigeon Grey below and White on Pigeon Pink.  I am obsessed with any color with the word pigeon in it – as they are always perfect softly grayed colors.

Sea Antler White on Pigeon Grey

And I have to include this quintessentially English room – it comes alive with its sea feather patterned wallpaper.

Sea Feather Stripe, pink and grey

As many of you know, I am in the thick of a bathroom renovation in our beach house in New Jersey. It is a late 19th century Victorian cottage and the bathroom fittings are simple and white. I had been planning on using Farrow & Ball’s Pale Powder on the walls, but now I might be headed in a different direction….towards Min! Add my blue-green glass and the coral I found in Guam this weekend and I am done!

I could post them all, but there are too many colors and patterns.  They can also be printed on fabric and custom colored. But best of all, the prices are extremely reasonable!

For those of you who may not know who she is, Min Hogg was the founder and editor-in-chief of The World of Interiors for over 20 years. I look forward to reading that magazine like none of the other interiors publications as it often surprises but never bores me. It is exciting to see this new venture of hers!

My original obsession with coral and sea feather prints comes from early 19th century transferware. But this past year I have been turning to this photo from Ben Pentreath’s London shop again and again for inspiration in decorating my beach house. So I jumped over to check his website…

and this is the current post I found there!

Take a look at his website, or better yet, visit the shop on Rugby Street in London like I did last May!

Image credits: 1-11 via Min Hogg, 12-13 via Ben Pentreath