Shields Wallpaper & Mural Installations - Wash DC Metro Area

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Gifting during the holiday season — many of us are challenged to find unique and memorial gifts to give family and friends. The image above is the Winnie the Pooh mural my dad, Patrick Shields, hand painted (pre-digital printed murals) in my room when I was a kid. I still have fond memories of this mural.

Today there is a plethora of fabulous (and affordable) digitally printed murals and wallpaper to make a very special gift for an Accent wall, powder room or office. Boldly gift where no gift has gone before – wallpaper and murals!

If you don’t know where to start looking for great wallpapers or murals, here’s a list of manufacturers whose papers I frequently install:

Scalamandre

Cole & Son  

ThIbaut  

Osborne & Little  

Murals Your Way  

York Wallcoverings  

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The holiday season is upon us and dining rooms are a decorating priority. Damask wallpaper has long been a favorite for dining rooms (blue paper above). Historically, damask patterns highlighted floral motifs which creates a sense of rhythm and vibration. Today with new technology options, creating a similar look-and-feel of damask is boundless.

This week I find myself installing a wallpaper that evokes the inspiration of damask. This Artichoke Wallpaper from Serena & Lily feels both modern and traditional using a vegetable, not flower, pattern.

Tip: Wallpaper makes for great holiday gifts.

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Whether you’re trying to hide a switch plate or convert your very obvious air vent into a creative talking piece, wallpaper can do it. Last week our client was not happy with the large kitchen air vent and wanted the vent covered with wallpaper. Here’s the result:

In the pictures below, can you see what is being hidden in plain sight?

The first is a damask paper on the walls in a dining room in an older home in Washington, DC. This dining room had several pantries for dishes, crystal, etc. Covering the doors of the pantries creates the illusion of uninterrupted wall space.

The second and third pictures hide light switches. The second photo is in a bedroom and the third is in a butler’s pantry. Remember wallpaper can offer clever solutions to awkward fixtures and room insets.


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