NO ROOM FOR WALLFLOWERS

Just like meeting someone for the first time, we know that first impressions can go a long way. In a home environment, when considering the type of response you want your spaces to evoke in its inhabitants or visitors, why not put your best foot forward, showcasing another layer of personality with some unforgettable wallpaper.

Just as the seasons, interior styles and trends are forever changing and flourishing. Sadly, wallpaper has garnered a bit of a bad reputation in the past – for overuse, outdated patterns or being touted as a decorative Band-Aid! But when done right, wallpaper can truly be the star of any room, time after time.

With each of us fostering our own unique preferences and tastes, there are an endless array of wallpaper options available to suit everyone and every room. But with so much choice, how does one find their perfect match?

MAKING THE FIRST MOVE

Firstly, get to know the style of your space and understand the atmosphere you wish to create. Wallpaper builds character, personality and mood. It can make a space feel bigger or cozier, relaxed or playful, dramatic or serene, feminine or masculine, refined and luxurious! It really is just another layer of personality to your home – one that you should let shine and not shy away from.  

  We love the use of patterned wallpaper in the children’s bedrooms at our  Victoria Street  project, creating a sophisticated but playful vibe.

We love the use of patterned wallpaper in the children’s bedrooms at our Victoria Street project, creating a sophisticated but playful vibe.

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

Some of my most favourite wallpaper applications have been the least expected – think powder rooms, ceilings, joinery insets at bar units, or hallways. The unexpected reveal of wallpapers in these settings can be alluring, making the devil in the detail a perfect first impression and providing a long-lasting memory and establishing a satisfying sense of place.

  The installation of this monochromatic design at our  Marian Street  project creates a dramatic entry, setting the tone for this unique family home. 

The installation of this monochromatic design at our Marian Street project creates a dramatic entry, setting the tone for this unique family home. 

DRESS TO IMPRESS

When I think of wallpaper, I can’t help but think of my favourite outfits – the ones that you would wear everyday if you could! Do you dress to impress? Do you accessorise and add layers and textures? Is your outfit a true reflection of who you are and your personality? 

The world of wallpaper is like a wardrobe – full of new trends, rare gems, timeless classics, rich textures and materials, and unique designs. Compose your spaces as you would your capsule collection – to form the same intriguing impression on others whilst exuding confidence from within, creating rooms that leave that special mark whether entering or exiting them!

  Just like boy meets girl, the beautiful juxtaposition of masculine and feminine designs can change the energy in any given space.

Just like boy meets girl, the beautiful juxtaposition of masculine and feminine designs can change the energy in any given space.

DIVE IN DEEP

Don’t be shy. I know it can be scary, but like the great loves, dive in deep! Wear your heart on your sleeve, or wall per se! Wallpaper is a beautiful application and when embraced can truly complete and enrich spaces. Wallpaper creates endless possibilities, taking rooms that are usually grouped with a common ambience and setting them apart to create something so unpredictable and unique. 

  We adore this wet room transformation. A space that is usually associated as being clinical, austere and open all at once becomes a moody, refined and luxurious sanctuary.

We adore this wet room transformation. A space that is usually associated as being clinical, austere and open all at once becomes a moody, refined and luxurious sanctuary.

Images 1 - 3 via ©Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 4 via OKA Restaurant / Image 5 via Phillip Jeffries / Image 6 via Eva Germani