When we first reported on the Fuoco wallpaper back in 2010, we noted that the design by the New York firm Trove essentially wrapped a room in history, a frozen-in-time moment inside Teatro La Fenice of Venice, Italy. Destroyed by fire in 1836, the opera house -- pictured here after the reconstruction -- burned to the ground again in 1996.
The visual drama of the space, however, lives on a bit longer thanks to Anthropologie. The store has announced that its website will sell Trove's design as pre-pasted wallpaper "for easy consumer application." Less easy to handle: the price. It's $398 per roll. Liken the purchase to artwork and perhaps you'll feel less guilty for the splurge?
After all, as we wrote in our 2010 post, "The joy of Fuoco is the audience, people who came to see a show and ended up center stage."