Up Against The Wall!
Right now, there is a revolution happening in wallpaper technology and design
Difficult to install, a nightmare to remove; easy to stain, hard to clean; that stuffy stuff in grandma’s parlor. Forget all that. Now, stain resistant materials and peel and stick technology solve the cleaning, installation, and removal problems. And, oh, the design opportunities! Showing up everywhere at Market, today’s wallpaper is taking the wall to a whole new level.
During their Market seminar, “A Wallpaper Revolution”, held in Market Square’s Antique & Design Center, Amy Mills and Katie Hunt discussed the many new surface materials that are redefining and reinvigorating the American wallpaper industry. Mills is the founder of Paper Mills, a workshop that uses traditional print methods like block printing to produce one-off, site-specific and high-volume commercial projects, and Hunt is an expert installer who has worked on HGTV’s “Property Brothers” and “Holmes on Homes.”
“Some designers are still frightened to use wallpaper,” said Mills. “They have horrible memories of trying to strip old wallpaper that smelled terrible and left a mess. Those days are long gone!” To demonstrate some of the new possibilities, Hunt unveiled her “Ode to High Point,” a custom mural that she designed for the occasion.