PaperBoy Interiors


As part of our occasional series about creative business in Brockley, we spoke to Victoria Cramsie of Paper Boy Interiors, a company producing wallpaper designs for boys, ahead of her company's launch later this month at 100% Design London, Earls Court:

I’ve been living in Brockley for just over a year and working from a small office off the kitchen ever since.

PaperBoy was conceived when my two young boys outgrew their nursery-style room. I was looking for boys’ wallpaper that felt hand-made, but wasn’t folksy or whimsical or twee. Something more pleasing than tacky, standard licensed wares. But affordable, too.

After a long search for the right thing, I gave up looking and decided to make it myself. I came up with designs that would appeal to boys from pre-school to teens. Something for after the fluffy bunny stage that would see them through until they painted their bedrooms black.

Sadly there are no wallpaper factories in London so my paper is made in Norfolk. But I have a great fabric screen printer based in Bermondsey who is sampling the designs at the moment.

I don’t know if Brockley per se is a good place to start a business or not yet, I don't feel part of a networked business community here and what I'm making is not really that dependent upon location. But I find Brockley a very peaceful and quiet place to live and work. It doesn’t feel like I’m living in a city.


PaperBoy Interiors Ltd.
T: +44(0) 207 193 9135
victoria@paperboywallpaper.co.uk

22 comments:

Hugh said...

Designer wallpaper for young but not very young boys? Boom times are clearly here again.

Anonymous said...

When I was a lad my mum painted the walls blue. Did the job!

Tressillian James said...

Can't make the link to the website work....the wallparper looks great

Brockley Nick said...

Link now fixed, thanks.

Anonymous said...

good to see there'll be some alternatives to the lurid stuff currently available, the paper in the picture looks lovely, be interesting to see the full range once they're launched

Lady said...

good luck to her, I like it. Read a thing, "successful people are people who do things that others wouldn't even try"

Maybe we'll see a sample of it in the newly modelled Talbot

Headhunter said...

Only if the new Talbot's target market is 8 year old boys. It's aimed at a very select group this wallpaper...

drakefell debaser said...

Perhaps the pattern can be altered a little to include a fox being chased down by a pack of Talbots or Beagles.

Hugh said...

I wonder if they do a wallpaper with the Eton crest on it. Might as well get them settled in young.

Pete said...

Unless Eton is very different to the public school that I attended special wallpaper won't prepare them at all for the experience. Instead 6am runs and cold showers would be better preparation.

Headhunter said...

I don't think public schools are like that anymore. Aren't they a bit more touchy feely and less Victorian rigidity these days?

patrick1971 said...

No wonder we don't have an Empire any more.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Racing Cars and Steam Trains on my walls in the 60s. Aren't things like that around anymore?

Must be why I now spend my holidays on preservation lines and own a car and a motorbike.

Probably not very sustainable.

boxy said...

This is so East Dulwich...

Anonymous said...

Careful boxy! Some people around here would think that meant it was good...

Headhunter said...

East Dulwich? Oh in that case I'll have 10 rolls...

drakefell debaser said...

Careful boxy! Some people around here would think that meant it was good...

Nothing like a bit of encouragement eh?

Anonymous said...

But is it organic?

Anonymous said...

Looks interesting - I'll be in touch with them when we redecorate.

I personally would not be looking for anything too avant garde - something classic but fun would be my preference if possible - and we would certainly not be looking to redo my son's room in a few years to keep up with "fashion" (if there is such a thing in this regard).

Glad to see interesting small businesses around.....

Anonymous said...

Middle class ghetto?

Anonymous said...

Is there one for older kids say in their teens?

With a random pattern of Beer & Pizza stains.

Or blobs of blue tac.

Anonymous said...

"Careful boxy! Some people around here would think that meant it was good...

Nothing like a bit of encouragement eh?"

I don't need any encouragement, mate! It comes naturally ;-D

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