They're a great way to make use of remnants of "it" fabrics purchased before the economic meltdown and I especially like the idea for a teen's bedroom. Shown above are mock-ups made using Schumacher's "Arbre Chinois" and "Chiang Mai Dragon" along with the virtual framing tool available at pictureframes.com. The blue desk is from Caitlin and Tyler. Classic marbled composition notebooks in varied colors are available here.
As an homage to Jake's shirt in Sixteen Candles, consider a plaid. The sample below is from Lewis Sheron. (Here's the link to the Washington Post piece about Jake Ryan.)
Kelly opted for a classic plaid, shown below, on a memo board that recently sold.
Coleen Rider's inspiration board, above, is trimmed with Greek key. Photo by Megan Arquette.
And that old fave from an early Miles Redd bedroom (Elle Decor, March 2001). I believe this one was created with paint, not fabric.
Oh, and speaking of school supplies, I recently spotted these oversized rhino erasers at Providence Antiques in Atlanta. Also available at Greener Grass Design.
One last school reference: Camilla's comment led me to check out some of her latest projects and her mention of chalkboard paint reminded me of an old post with this mystery room via House & Garden.
Definitely a different take on a Draper-esque white mirror contrasted with the deep green. Maybe the room was photographed right as the Dorothy Draper revival was gaining steam? The walls are still an interesting idea for a child's craft area.
Here's Carolina Herrera, Jr.'s chalkboard photographed by Eric Cahan for Domino, spring/summer 2005, via Decorology.
A reader asked me to add this image of of Bonnie Cashin's "graffiti doors" from a past post. On bold blocks of color, the designer wrote quotes from her heroes. Photo courtesy Stephanie Lake, creative director of The Bonnie Cashin Foundation.
DVD image via Amazon.