In this Nine to Know, we explore how wallpaper reflects unique visual expression.
Often designers use small spaces in a home to create maximum impact. Case in point: the bathroom, where wallpaper becomes an accomplice in accentuating colour, pattern or texture. In this feature we explore nine different wallcoverings assured to add depth and dimension to a space.
This feature originally appeared in The Detail pages of est Magazine Issue 46: Design Renaissance (pp. 254-267).
Artist Costanza Theodoli-Braschi and interior designer Chiara de Rege created Maison C’s Natura Morta as a dream-like wall covering made from clay-coated paper. The wallpaper features hand-painted drawings of flowers, snakes and intricate renaissance sculptures that are both striking and playful.
Born from a collaboration between designer Faye Toogood and New York brand Calico Wallpaper, Muse explores womankind’s diversity. This wallpaper is an adaptation of Toogood’s original painted artwork, depicting a tableau of feminine faces in sweeping brushstrokes.
Botanical Stripe Wallpaper celebrates the historic tradition of botanical illustration in Britain. Liberty Interiors used a fine mesh gravure technique to accentuate soft painted motifs, where rich green and pink hues are set against a dark backdrop.
Art imitates nature in the intricate Herbarium Wallpaper. A reimagining of artist Mary Delany’s floral mosaics, the House of Hackey partnered with the British Museum to create a ‘paper garden’ of flowers, plants and insects.