On a recent visit to my favourite paint store (everyone should have a ‘favourite’ paint store with knowledgeable staff, great products and lots of inspiration) to have some custom tinted paint for an outdoor project (details to follow) I noticed that there were some new wallpaper sample books.
And I mean new, as in edgy, sexy wallpaper samples. Definitely not your Grandma’s kind of wallpaper!
I know that fashion is cyclical and although these wallpaper samples may have been similar in some ways to styles of the past, these newest wallpapers are ‘pumped up’ about a 100 notches.
So what was hip and bold for the 1970’s as seen in this wallpaper sample from a client’s home (before renovation),
And the norm for the wallpaper of the 1950’s as found in my home under old wallboard,
The newest wallpapers are taking walls by storm
No longer being seen in only traditional or classic-style rooms; wallpaper presents a modern visage in a contemporary space.
And it’s about marketing – these contemporary wallpapers are presented in books akin to glossy design magazines with fashion-forward photography.
I suddenly found myself re-thinking my sentiments on wallpaper. When we moved into our home 15 years ago about 90% of the walls and ceilings were covered in wallpaper. I couldn’t get rid of the stuff fast enough!
But now…..who knows, maybe a feature wall in striking contemporary wallpaper might just be the detail I’m looking for.
‘Hang’ here for details to follow!
All images via Modmissy
Image 3, 4, 5: Metropolis by Michalsky Living