" Panache Designs : 2013-09-29

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Why Not Wallpaper?

An emerging design trend is returning to the use of wallpaper.  Lots of us have always been fans and followers of older historical papers, screen prints and murals.  Today the trend is to consider paper as another way to add interest and texture to your walls, just one wall, or even your ceiling.  One wall can sometimes create that Drama Wall your room needs for personality, other times enveloping the room in a print creates a wrapped feeling for the look and comfort of the room.  You can use molding and wallpaper behind a bed to create a headboard look.

Adrienne Neef designer, hand blocked papers

Jagged Agate by designer Adrienne Neff
Using wallpaper on the ceiling creates drama, interest and just plain WOW factor.  This part of a wallpaper project is best left to a professional.  If you want to DIY-it, rent scaffolding from a local rental business, it runs about $125 to $200 for 2 day rental, and they usually will deliver and set up for a slight additional charge.

Lush Home   lushome.com

Lush Home

Both of these ceilings are really spectacular, paper can be a pattern or just a texture, shiney or matt, but it will be admired by everyone entering the room.

Here is a great article on wallpapering a ceiling by a favorite site;  DIY Network


Enjoy these other beautiful wallpapered rooms.  Decide for yourself which you like better-  drama spot of paper or entire room.......

F Schumacher wallpaper, available in other colors

M L Interior Design mlinteriordesign.com

Here are some of my personal favorites in wallpaper.  Most papers are available in other color ways.

Galbraith and Paul wallpapers  www.galbraithandpaul.com

Megg Braff Designs wallpaper megbraffdesigns.com

Wallpaper Party Animals available thru Anthropology

Wallpaper Aviary by Simone

Wallpaper Bribie made by Thibautthibautdesign.com

Wallpaper Swan Lake by Nina Campbell available thru Osborne & Little

Wallpaper Resort Frogs by Thibaut

Dessin Fournir Companies - Beauport #WP1202 - Chinoiserie wallpaper - Pink hand painted