Tag Archives: decorative wall panels

modern wood wall coverings that rock

modern wood wall coverings beckwith

Modern wood wall coverings are not for everybody.  And although you may think they don’t have room in a contemporary interior, I beg to differ: Imagine a Richard Meier white box residence with the living room highlighted by the simple … Continue reading

handmade wallpaper – modern versions of an old art form

modern hand made wallpaper studioE

I recently penned a feature on traditional hand painted and hand made wallpaper available in today’s market.  While powerhouses like de Gournay and Gracie are the go to places for traditional designs, today’s companies are producing papers with incredible patterns … Continue reading

pulsating brazilian art: beatriz milhazes

Beatriz Milhazes Art London Underground

The colorful fine art of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes represent much of what we think of when someone mentions Brazil: bright tropical colors; pulsating energy and rhythm of Carnivale; a fluid movement mixed with a carefree passion for life. Rio … Continue reading

modern applications and sourcing traditional handmade wallpaper

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Today, I’m over at The Daily Basics writing my quarterly feature on handmade wallpaper.  Did you know that wallpaper has its roots in Chinese scroll painting and that it was first intended for the European middle classes as a cheap … Continue reading

exotic ultra luxurious floor and wall surface coverings

DeFerranti-surface-boneandhorn

Several notches up from artisanal paint, hand embroidered wallpaper and even the most spectacular ceramics, is a whole sub world of uber luxurious floor and wall coverings available for those looking for the truly unique.  Leather, bone and horn, cinnamon … Continue reading

tarting up the old king cole mural of the st. regis hotel new york

St.Regis-Old King Cole mural-removal

Recently I was walking by the St. Regis Hotel on 5th avenue and 55th street in New York, when it occurred to me to go in and look at the “Old King Cole” mural that was the cover for Joshua … Continue reading

féau and cie. – masters of the carved wood paneling

Masters of their craft, Paris-based Féau & Cie. are today gracefully carrying on the 400-year-old boiserie tradition in France.  In a world that seems to prize sleek, modern and minimalism, Féau & Cie. are a throw back to the grand … Continue reading