A myriad of colour, texture and images jump off the wall, almost literally, with some designs so deceiving you’re hard pressed not to immediately walk up and touch them to test whether in fact they’re two or three dimensional.
These designs are part of a new trend, and they’re created with a bespoke Italian wallpaper. Perhaps only for the brave, but for those willing to take a leap of faith, these papers are causing a stir in the world of feature walls – a far cry from the efforts of the early naughties when lurid bright splashes of red were all too common.
Whether it’s a forest scene or a three-dimensional wave so vivid you want to reach out and touch it, the Ava range of wallpaper by La Fabbrica has given rise to a new generation of feature walls in New Zealand homes.
Wallpaper has, for some time now, been a less-favoured option, with paint and other options leading the way in domestic applications. Added to that, skilled wallpaperers are hard to come by; a sign of the slowing demand for high-quality wallpapers.
“With advanced technology and these new solutions available, wallpaper is definitely making a comeback,” The Tile Depot’s general manager Mike Syddall says. The Tile Depot started importing the Italian range Ava recently and has seen an immediate surge in its popularity.