I’ve been noticing the use of metal leaf wallcoverings more and more recently and I’m thinking it can look quite stunning in the right setting. I’ve managed to find a few sources of wallpaper. Maya Romanoff
and Phillip Jeffries
both have metal leaf wallpapers in silver, gold and other colours. The only other way (that I’m aware of) to acheive a similar look, that is perhaps less of a budget constraint, would be to use a metallic or pearl look paint. Porters Paints
(from Australia, but they have some international distributors) has a liquid gold, silver, stainless steel or iron paint, as well as lustre and pearlized finishes. Murobond
(also an Australian company – not many international distributors unfortunately) also has a pearl paint that gives a similar look.
Both images are of Barbara Barry
furniture collections, the top image is from her collection for Baker furniture
, the one below is from her collection for Henredon
. I am a huge fan of Barbara Barry and I love these two images above. I think the contrast between the dark wood furniture and the silver leaf used on the walls is stunning.
Both images from Jan Showers
. I especially love the use of silver leaf in this foyer above – what a glamorous entrance!
I love the walls in this room, a bit bling and a bit old-world glam too. Both images are of the dining room in the Long Island home of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, decorated by Thom Filicia. From the Vogue Living special issue – Fall/Winter 2006. Wallcoverings shown here are from Roger Arlington Inc.