Sandberg’s Raphael wallpaper is our client’s choice of wallpaper in her powder room (above chair rail). It is especially fitting since the house is located in a community Arboretum. This community, located in a close-in Maryland-DC suburb, has invested in making the neighborhood a green oasis of healthy, beautiful trees. Now the powder room is an extension of that oasis.
Weather didn’t cooperate this past weekend but I did get to watch the sunrise launch of several beautiful balloons at a local festival. Fun Fact – the 1st manned flying machine was a hot air balloon made in 1783 by Jean-Baptiste Réveillon, a wallpaper manufacturer in Paris. BTW … hot air balloon wallpapers continue to be very popular especially for nurseries and children’s rooms.
The Italian word, Graffito, meaning little scratch. It is the singular form of the word graffiti. It references ancient drawings or writing scratched on a wall. This year, Graffito wallpaper seems to be taking the wallpaper world by storm. I have installed Graffito paper in several clients homes within the past 3-4 months. This week I’ve done two installs at different homes in Alexandria, VA. One of my clients opted to also do the ceiling with Kravet Graffito Teal/Pearl/ Lee Jofa wallpaper.
Below is a Graffito wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler. This is her hand-painted design intended to bring movement and texture to a room. Pair it with some abstract pieces of art and Graffito can give your room a feeling of relaxed sophistication.