Time to get our Glue and brush out,The wallpaper is having a rival, that will shack out our interiors.
About 2000 years of history the wallpaper first saw born in china, and has since taken many stylistic turns and cultural twists. Both French and English have a pathological soft spot for this decoration art. We all once make smile in front of the, so twee English floral or at the French 70’s that were once deemed as somewhat outdated.
Let us roll out the Red carpet and celebrate this long awaited come back!
Held in a time warp since the mid 80’s, the wallpaper is now in today’s taste, thanks to new textures and new way to work with. Finish with the bad adventure of the glue table or the tear paper. Now hardwearing and easier to hang thanks : self adhesive, flat or textured vinyl… reflect bounces better, water and heat resistant, no more yellowing or cracking.
Historical companies such as “Papier de Paris”, “Sanderson” or “Little Green” order books are filling up fast… Newcomers and publishing-back such as “Hamilton Weston” , “Farrow & Ball“ or “Au fil de couleur” try to make their way in this poping industry.
Famous houses offer bespoke services, reproduction of historical patterns or simply audacious new designs, with artists and designers commissioned to create limited editions of original trend.
The main tends are taking cues from exotic motifs and “Art deco geometrical”.
Usually use on one single wall in a room. Taking that space once reserved for scenic frescoes painting.
Ahh… let us praise the wallpaper, the precious pepper to a neat and grand interior!