I have had the honor to work at the DAR Museum over the years. This year I installed recreated wallpaper that was hand-painted and gilded. You can see the framed panels containing the original wallpaper from the 18th century. This wallpaper was found in homes of wealthy early Americans in Colonial America. If/when you are in Washington, DC, take a tour of the museum. It has a fantastic collection of American furnishings and decoration, a real gem of a museum.
Wallpaper can be a time machine to fashion and culture. Recently, I installed this Majia Isola’s classic poppy design. It is one of Marimekko‘s most famous and popular patterns, unikko (poppy in Japanese). What a throwback to the 60s! And it looks great in a young teenager’s room.
Coming out of the #Blizzard2016, I got a fun assignment to install a National Geographic wall map at the New York Times offices in DC. During the installation the reporters came up to tell us where all the news hot spots were that day.
This is a simple world map but in an office setting, it provides a great place to gather and talk about travels, news and politics. Murals like these make great accent walls.