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Color in wallpaper

Wallpaper has now jumped into the adult coloring mania. Makes sense given the popularity coloring as a hobby or stress reducing exercise has achieved with adults. On Amazon, five of the top ten best sellers are adult coloring books.

Are you ready to color your walls?

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.

JulieK Accent Wall

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.