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Have you discovered the 1st Dibs Photo Archive yet? What an amazing resource. It’s a gallery of photos from some of the most accomplished interiors photographers in the world (including the likes of Tim Street-Porter and Paul Costello). But the best part is that you can click on any photo and ‘shop the look’ with a wide selection of pieces from 1st Dibs that are similar to those in the photo.

For example, remember this room in Domino (RIP) magazine?


And here’s the accompanying 1st Dibs shopping list:

Because the photographers featured are world-class, you’ll recognize many of the photos from your favorite upscale shelter magazines. If, like me, you couldn’t get enough of Ellen Pompeo’s house in Elle Decor, for example, you’ll love this:

Here’s Pompeo’s living room, shot by Tim Street-Porter:


And now the 1st Dibs version:


Of course, the catch is that all this 1st Dibs wondrousness obviously comes with a 1st Dibs price tag to match. So, even if you find everything you need to create your own celebrity living room, you still need to figure out how to pay for it! But, one step at a time, eh?


The latest collection at Osborne and Little is dramatic, evocative and richly-textured. Pompadour is a range of stylized leaves, flowers, scrollwork and paisley, named after various mistresses of Louis XIV, XV and XVI.

Pompadour wallpapers and fabrics

There are several stunning velvets in very regal purple, gold, charteuse and pink. I love the roomset below – that wallpaper would be great for a dining room.

Du Barry Velvets

Perhaps the most surprising new addition, though, is the Onyx range of wallpapers. These designs look like slices of natural stone or precious metal. They would be a great way to add understated texture to a single wall or a whole room.

Onyx wallpaper

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