wallpaper Columns

December 10, 2017
Farrow & Ball’s textured damask wallpaper cozies up a tiny boudoir.

Stunning painterly wallpaper from Farrow & Ball www.farrow-ball.com makes a romantic, cozy guest room this week......(read more)

August 25, 2014

Dear Debbie,


We are redecorating an older home that has less-than-perfect walls. I have read about your paint techniques that can camouflage dents and cracks, but what about wallpaper? Our style is modern and I don’t think textured paint finishes would work here.


Dear Sandra,


The paint techniques that camouflage imperfections are typically ones that suit styles that incorporate frescoes, marbling effects or layers of shading (aging techniques) that break up the solid surface to such an extent that the mars on the wall almost become invisible, or simply don’t matter. These are a great solution for rooms that are Victorian, Italian Renaissance or other styles that suit aged or complex patterns. Modern rooms call for simpler techniques. You can texture your walls, but with a more contemporary pattern. That’s where the new textured wallpapers come in. Of particular interest are the paintable wallpapers, as you can paint them any colour that fits your decor. 

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March 17, 2014

Dear Debbie,


I have a medium-size office at home that I would like to redecorate with a ’60s theme. Any suggestions you have to get me started would be helpful. Thank you.


Dear Janice,

The ’60s were an iconic, forward-thinking period that heralded bright, bold, sweeping changes in all aspects of living. Fifty years later we are loving it all again, celebrating the Beatles, sporting short skirts, soft floppy bobs, and the tieless dressy look for men. We love to hear it, wear it and decorate with the same brave style. It’s pure fun.

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