Wallpaper is such an amazing way to enhance the vertical areas (& even ceiling areas) in your home. We focus so much on flooring & finishing when we design a space, however it is important to equally consider how we are going to finish our drywall. As much as I am completely FOR millwork finishing on walls, sometimes it doesn’t work with our design concepts or the style of the home. It is AMAZING what is new in the world of wallcoverings over the past few years. It is such a competitive market and all the wallcovering types, manufacturing process, & designs seem to be getting better + better!
In September I had an opportunity to join my husband (Jon Fuglestveit, Drop Wallcoverings) at a wallcovering conference in New Orleans, hosted by the Wallcovering Installers Association. There were maybe only 5 Canadian installers at this conference, but I truly did enjoy seeing how passionate these American installers were about their craft. They gathered together and amongst many of the sessions and keynote speakers, they were able to share various techniques for different paper types and products. As an interior designer, I personally loved learning about the pros & cons of installing different types of products such as grasscloths, fabric, wool, silks, boutique papers, etc… I guess the sky is the limit (or your designers imagination is the limit:-). Each wallcovering is so different and your designer needs to understand the specifications and what to look for when selecting it for your home.
One great speaker was the owner of Flavor Paper who addressed the group about his UNBELIEVABLE metallic products including an Andy Warhol line ( & who doesn’t love Andy’s prints)! It is definitely worth checking them out online.
Needless to say there are so many beautiful and wonderful designer wallpaper products out there. If you are considering renovating or updating your existing home, feel free to contact NFID and we would be happy to meet with you to select the perfect wallcovering to beautify your walls with. Enjoy some photos of wallcoverings in past NFID projects.
Andrea Martin: Library Books CocoaJF Fabrics
Photography by Lindsay Nichols Photography
Builder/Contractor: Hopewell Residential, Calgary AB