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The Paola Navone wallpaper collection

The Paola Navone wallpaper collection

Paola Navone and NLXL have teamed together to launch a new wallpaper collection: “Addiction” and I haven’t been excited by the launch of a wallpaper since Piet Hein Eek launched his Scrapwood wallpaper which I used in our guest bedroom in our holiday home in France. Recently inducted into the Interior Designers Hall of Fame, Italian Architect and designer both of products and interiors Paola Navone is known for designing beautiful things like the Ghost sofa she designed for Gervasoni, which I have the chance to have in our home in London. If the Ghost sofa is out of your budget, read this post and this one to achieve a similar result with Bemz Design. Shades of blue is a constant in Paola Navone’s work so it was inevitable that her new collection of wallpapers and murals “Addiction”, would also be an ode to this hue and I absolutely love how refreshing, vibrant, uplifting the collection is. Yes, it is out there, it is loud but it is such an explosion of patterns and hues of blues that it will transport you back to the Summer you spent on the Mediterranean coast.Which one from …

Farrow & Ball wallpapers collection '14

Farrow & Ball wallpapers collection ’14

A few weeks ago, I attended the launch of the new Farrow & Ball wallpapers collection (out now) and what a visual treat this was… The 2014 Farrow & Ball collection is inspired by traditional Japanese craftsmanship. Each wallpaper is made by an artisan using Farrow & Ball paints traditionally printed onto painted ground papers. This process creates a uniquely textured appearance that enhances the natural forms in the designs…it’s beautiful. Aranami meaning raging waves is taken from a painstakingly crafted papercut design, which Farrow & Ball then upscaled to create a detailed, flowing pattern. Yukutori (my favorite!), which means birds flying away in a group, is a simple design taken from a mid-twentieth century  Japanese pen and ink drawing. The soft outlines of birds float across the paper creating a delicately patterned effect that could be as easily interpreted as the crests of waves or mountain tops.Amime means the space between netting, is also taken from a pen and ink drawing. It is a beautifully textured woven design that conjures picturesque scenes of Japanese fishermen repairing their …

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 …