If Walls Could Talk, They Would Tell You the Latest Trend Setting Designs

Wallcovering, as opposed to wallpaper, is a contemporary phrase meant to let you know that background finishes can be used on walls to transform a room to be hip, current and on trend.

You no longer need to have an image for walls, like in your Grandmother’s house; not that there is anything wrong with Grandma’s house, but let me show you what I mean.

This hand colored leather wall tile from John Rosselli replicates the skin of an alligator. This would look incredible in a library for a very masculine feel.

This flocked wallcovering from Carlucci di Chivasso has a raised velvet design to create the illusion of wood grain. I find this very amusing because they have taken an organic subject and used a formal and elegant technique to create this pattern. This would be incredible on the Living Room walls of a Pied-à-terre.

This wallcovering, also from Carlucci di Chivasso, mimics a pressed tin ceiling, with a pearlized finish. To me, this would fit perfectly in a formal kitchen.

A raised, three dimensional effect in this wallcovering from Weitzner Limited, creates terrific shadow lines and depth. It can be painted any color or finish; I would love to see this done in a multi-layered metallic finish in the Foyer.

This wallcovering from SJW Studios feels very organic like bamboo or grass. It would look terrific in a casual setting such as a beach house or the inside of book shelves in need of a punch of style.

The hand embroidered flowers in this wallcovering from Fromental is intensely elegant. It would look spectacular in a Dining Room; the light from a chandelier would glisten off of the silk threads, bringing the flowers to life.

This would be amazing for the back splash in a bar area. It is made by Philip Jeffries from authentic natural stone that is excavated from a slate quarry. The variations in the stone add to the natural beauty and feel for the wallcovering.

So listen to what the walls in your home are saying to you;  or, if you would like me to help listen and bring it out with you, just let me know.  Just like there are Horse Whisperers, I like to think of myself as a bit of a Wall Whisperer.

If you would like to see why, look at some of my “whisperings.”

Do you think wallcoverings might be better for your home than wallpaper?

Related sites

John Rosselli

Carlucci di Chivasso

Weitzner Limited

SJW Studios


Phillip Jeffries

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