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Creating a feature wall with the Scrapwood wallpaper

Creating a feature wall with the Scrapwood wallpaper

I have wallpapered twice in my whole life. Mostly, because the task has always seemed more daunting and difficult than it really was and I tend to paint walls in my home in white or Farrow & Ball grey paint anyway. However, since we added the Scrapwood wallpaper collection by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek to the shop, I have been dying to do a feature wall with either the PHE-11 design or the PHE-2 in our holiday home in France. So last month, after spending a week on the boat doing nothing, I started a bit of DIY the following week. I had wallpapered a wall before this one once but it was a completely different experience. Few things impressed me with the Scrapwood wallpaper… First, the quality of the wallpaper, which was thicker and easier to handle. Second, we didn’t need a pasting table as we only had to apply the paste to the wall and then position the paper properly, which turned out to be a lot easier than the traditional way of applying …

Scrapwood wallpaper collection by Piet Hein Eek

Scrapwood wallpaper collection by Piet Hein Eek

I’ve been a fan of Piet Hein Eek‘s work since I spotted his designs in Elle Decoration a couple of years ago. I really admire the fact that he can create beautiful objects and furniture out of reclaimed wood using his design skills and craftsmanship to create something really unique. I also love this whole approach to create a more eco-friendly design and his commitment to only use reclaimed wood. Surely, this can only have a positive impact on our lives, our homes and the world of design in general. Inspired by his furniture design using reclaimed wood, Piet Hein Eek has designed a collection of Scrapwood wallpaper which has the same warm, rustic feel that real wood brings to a room. Each roll can easily cover up to 4 sqm which makes it ideal to create a feature wall like the one I made in our guest bedroom or re-invent a corner in your home, an office space or a wardrobe. Other projects using reclaimed wood that caught my eyes are this headboard made by House Tweaking and this …