Anyone who’s ever looked at a design blog or Pinterest knows that wallpaper — patterned, bold, colorful, subtle, relaxing — is back in a big way, and probably will be around for years to come. “The Wallpaper Book” by Geneviève Brunet published this year by the fabulous Thames & Hudson will make any wallpaper lover melt with envy (yet also inspire and motivate!).
Everyone knows how popular wallpaper has become again in interiors, but what of its history? What of its future? The Wallpaper Book aims to inform as well as inspire with its over 300 illustrations and color photos that trace wallpaper’s start with handcrafted papiers peints during the 18th century all the way through the industrious Arts and Crafts movement through modernism and that colorful bold Mid-Century time of Pop Art and more.
It’s not all about the past, though. Brunet talks about contemporary wallpaper designs and artists…the looks that are shaping interiors currently. It talks about the new ways in which current designers are reinterpreting this traditional art, and how homeowners are using wallpaper in ways never thought of or dreamed of before.
Practically, you’ll find some lists of where to go to get wallpaper by country and also learn about the wallpaper collections that exist around the world. You’ll also pick up a ton of inspiration for your own home if you’ve been itching to add some color and pattern in a way that paint just can’t do! Find more information and purchase this book at Thames & Hudson.
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