Cutting Edge Wallcoverings

Like many baby boomers, Richard and I grew up with pre-pasted themed wallpaper surrounding us.  Homey copper kettles and tea pots repeated themselves all too often throughout our tiny kitchen, and ballerinas en point danced everywhere in my bedroom. Flocked damask wallpaper was often favourited by the same people who encased their couches in clear plastic slip(ery)covers.  Appreciation for texture versus patterning took hold in the 70’s revival of grasscloth but colours and weaves were limited.

Taupe Grasscloth in Glam Vintage & Moderne designed bathroom

Taupe Grasscloth in Glam Vintage & Moderne designed bathroom

For today’s look we’ve cleaned and decluttered our nests and “bought into” painting out baseboards and mouldings, solid coloured spare furniture and neutral grey walls. Options for colour pops and patterning have been limited to accessories including toss cushions, lamps, art and  area rugs.

Candice Olson Collection of Wallcoverings at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Candice Olson Collection of Wallcoverings at Glam Vintage & Moderne

The right wallcoverings can take your place from bland to “the edge of glory” a.k.a “WOW”.   Wallcovering books are showing how to use this in your contemporary decor and retain the clean lines we’ve worked so hard to get without creating a 60’s flashback moment. Flip through some at Glam Vintage & Moderne for inspiration before everybody else does.  You might even learn to love flocked damask.

I double dare you.

 

Pattern Primer

Our 20 something delivery guy was “mesmerized” by the pants I was wearing.  He said he liked “the pattern” and added  ” is that paisley?”  Close enough I thought while the shop girl said she was surprised he knew this.  The delivery guy said ” I know lots of patterns for instance herringbone and houndstooth“.

Herringbone Hardwood Flooring

Houndstooth Chair and Ottoman

The shop girl said ” I bet you don’t know damask“.  He said “I know that it would be something a housewife would like because…

(wait for it )

Damask Wallpaper Panels

“it’s

damask-ticated.”

This has been another “Port Hope moment” brought to you by Glam Vintage & Moderne.