Cabana Wallpaper

  • Tropical light through the matchstick blinds. Bamboo in breeze-sway. Color, shadows, and the sunlight in between.

    Inspired by an antique swatch purchased in 1930s Japan by our second-generation owners, Remy Sr. & Lucile Chatain. The original was a metallic gold print, executed on the most delicate of rice papers. Tucked away in a small folder of travel ephemera for almost one hundred years – we felt it was time for this textural treat to see the light of day.

about CABANA: (Or, when a souvenir from a 1930's trip to Japan winds its way to a suburban Los Angeles garage in 2017.)

Perfectly imperfect, the striations in Cabana run both horizontally and vertically in a subtle, hand-drawn rhythm. The combination of softness and geometry means that Cabana is an amazing counterpart to larger, bolder patterns (we love it with Martinique® for the way it picks up the veins in the banana leaves).

To say we were overjoyed when we discovered this beautiful piece of history in a small stack of mementos from second generation CW Stockwell owners Lucile and Remy L. Chatain,Sr.'s 1930's vacation to Kobe, Japan - that would be the understatement, of...well, the century.