Before and After

This is our Garnet Harlequin Wallpaper, item # EGT058, and can be found on our harlequin wallpaper page.



A  wall in our kitchen needed some freshening up, and we were ready to add greater interest to the area behind our antique dresser that we’ve re-purposed into a sideboard.  As the wall was already painted (and therefore primed) it was just a matter of cutting the wallpaper into strips and applying paste to the wall.

Our inspiration: Our favorite antique lamp with a colorful shade & a Pinterest photo of a beautiful hand painted harlequin pattern.

Inspiration translated:  Found a classic harlequin print in lovely shades of red.

Amount of wallpaper used: 1.5 bolts

Other details: It only took about an hour to complete our mini-renovation.  I’ve never been very fond of  painting, and it was nice to have very minimal prep (I simply wiped the wall with a damp rag), and a very quick clean-up (tossing wallpaper scraps in the trash). We kept our framed photos on the wall, that act like a border (these frames run around the room and down the hallway too).

Wallpaper for Photographers

The weather is turning colder and the days are getting shorter; this may have some of you photographers thinking about moving your clients inside. Whether to avoid red noses or just keep teeny tiny pigs (toes) from getting cold, wallpaper is a great way to add some fun and diversity to your indoor photo shoots. As we were browsing how-to videos, we came across this one that gives instructions on one way to build a backdrop using wallpaper.

Significant to note, we carry this pattern on our website, our item # BCD001 (located on our Damask Wallpaper page).

How about some inspiration? Check out the use of wallpaper in this photographer’s work: