Dearwood don’t just create gorgeous hand printed wallpaper, they also make some fab lampshades. There’s 31% off all of them this Saturday only. I highly recommend a visit to Vicki’s gorgeous Paddington store at 70 William Street. And why not pop into one of my favourites, I Like Birds, for a look at their vintage and new homewares while you’re there?
Sounds crazy but how much fun would this be in your kids’ bedroom? Or even a big kid’s room? I can see it in a study/home office or it’d be great in a cafe or bar setting.
Emily Ziz Style Studio has just become the exclusive representatives of the John Burgerman “colour in” wallpaper in Australia. They’ll be supplying this great product from the UK to both trade and consumers.
To find out more or order samples, go here.
Myth number 1: Wallpaper is not “it” Look around and wherever you turn the evidence is in plain sight: on TV, in magazines, on websites and in display homes, walls are being covered with creative patterns and designs that bring rooms to life. Wall coverings are everywhere! The minimalist plain wall is long gone. People want to design their walls, and contemporary wall covering collections deliver in spades.
Myth Number 2: Wallpaper was big in the 70s and only works in psychedelic colours, nanna prints or velour Wake up! The 70s were a long time ago! Were iPods invented then? Did you lie against the nanna prints talking on your mobile phone while you watched a favourite movie on blu-ray? The shag pile is gone and wallpaper has evolved. The world’s most contemporary designers work all year round to bring you designs that will blow your mind. Get on board or get out of the way, walls will never be the same again.
Myth number 3: Wallpaper is hard to coordinate Your first instinct is the best instinct: pick a colour, pick a fabric pattern or pick a texture from your room before you start looking at what’s available. In most instances you will find something that appeals easily and quickly.
Myth number 4: Wallpaper is not attractive! Anyone that says that is clearly wrong.
Myth Number 5: Wallpapering is hard! I love this one. To be fair, wallpapering used to take some work, but like every other thing that exists on the planet today, we have worked at it and made it dead easy. Wallpaper put simply is a three-step process: paste the wall, cut paper to size and stick it on.
Myth Number 6: Wallpaper cannot be removed In the old days, everything lasted forever, we had milk bottles made of glass, washing machines that never broke down, clothes that were handed on from child to child etc… In those days they used wallpaper glue that lasts, in some cases for a very long time. Now we live in a throwaway world, everything changes quickly, so we now have miraculous wallpaper glue that will keep wall coverings on the wall and simply peel off the wall surface when you are ready to put the next one on!
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Some of my friends are under the impression you have to import wallpaper from Europe if you want something really special here in Australia. They’re mistaken! Our favourite Australian wallpaper boutiques include Publisher Textiles, Dearwood, Moore & Moore, Signature Prints (famous for Florence Broadhurst designs) and Sparkk. Check them out before you go spending a fortune oveseas and waiting weeks for it to arrive!