Wallpaper: Like Light on the Horizon

I’m crushing on the Aurora Collection of nonrepeating wallcoverings by Calico Wallpaper. This ephemeral collection features luminescent ombré washes is 16 colorways.

Calico Wallpaper was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2013 by creative and life-partners Rachel and Nick Cope. Their process combines artisanal methods from the decorative arts with innovative digital technologies. The result is an entirely customized and non-repeating wall mural.

Inspired by horizons at dawn and the phenomena of light, new Aurora papers are meant to immerse viewers in waves and washes of color.

Building upon research into the Japanese and Turkish arts of Suminagashi and Ebru that went into creating its inaugural collections, the Calico team continued to explore the art of fabric dying. Mosler creates Aurora by hand by suspending mineral pigments, such as ultramarine and indigo, in liquid and transferring them onto organic linen. The texture of the linen lends depth, and the pigments allow it to achieve a glow that appears to come from within the material.

The 16 patterns include the popular blue-green Bayou, dawn-like Ray, and cerulean-tinged Tulum. The collection was inspired by the couple’s international travels, particularly the time they spent at the artist residency Villa Lena in Italy.

The Type II wallcoverings are customized to fit project dimensions and appears seamless when installed. The maximum width of panels is 52”. Priced at $32 per square foot.


Rustic Plank Inspiration

Using rustic planks can be a great DIY, low-budget way to make a room have more visual appeal. I’ve put together a collection of photos from the web to serve as inspiration.

This simple hallway goes from ho-hum to cottage chic with textured  planks on the ceiling.

These stairs would look so boring and plain without the plank façade.

This modern look is kept from looking sterile by using wooden planks for the fireplace surround.

Using coordinating paint is a great way to save on material for this reading nook.

Mixing unexpected materials such as marble with rustic planks makes a room more appealing.

Milling reclaimed planks into countertops will add lots of personality to a kitchen.

Facing an existing wall with wood planks in a great DIY project.

Here’s a great use of reclaimed planks for just outside your door.

Consider running planks vertically on a wall for a an updated feel.

Sometimes a small accent is best used.

I just loved this picture and wanted to throw it in. Keeping colors in mind is so important to themed décor.