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.


A Side of Storage

Alligator chest on Mahogany Base

Vintage Styled Side Table/Chest at Glam Vintage & Moderne

This is an exotic piece that cries out for a J Peterman catalogue description. It’s a trunk made of leather embossed with an alligator texture sitting on a mahogany base.    It conjures up images of Bombay, that is,  before it became a ubiquitous fiberboard furniture company.

It’s 26 inch height makes it a perfect side table and its shallow depth at 13  inches will help you squeeze it into the tightest spaces…even the front hall.

Inside the Alligator ChestStorage is the big bonus with this table.  The interior is lined with a tea stained vintage wallpaper to authenticate the look.

You’ll want to show everyone what’s inside so keep it “clean”.