A wall upholstery fabric in wool is definitively an option. The result is just so beautiful. I am going to show several examples. Each project does vary in size, color and type of room. Click on an image to enlarge and view details.
In fact, all rooms upholstered in wool are a big success. And we have upholstered many corridors, master bedroom, mezzanine, including stairwell, hallway. The list is not yet complete.
When walls wear wool, the room feels cozy, warm and comfortable as a much wearing woolly clothes! A wall has a mat effect with texture.
Beautiful interiors in wall upholstery fabric.
Below are an entrance hall and a hallway in a very nice home. An amazing transformation from flat paint to luxurious textured walls. When stepping in the main entrance of this magnificent home, a warm and peaceful feeling embraces you, surrounded by fabric walls in fine wool in a serene color.
Where to get this wool fabric
The company Rogers & Goffigon based in Connecticut sales high quality home furnishing textiles. Their collection has beautiful woven fabrics made from natural fibers. It includes wool, horsehair, cotton, silk, hemp, sisal and more.
Furthermore, Rogers & Goffigon has a catalog of leather and trimmings. And of course, you will find them in several showrooms across the United States and outside too.
Other resources for fabric
In fact, there are many fabric’s designers that have great cloth. Here are a few names: Lee Sofa, Scalamandre, Donghia textiles, Boussac, Holland & Sherry, Rubelli, Pierre Frey, Ralph Lauren and so many more.
When you have a wall upholstery project, let us know about your fabric selection. We will tell you if it works well for stretching on walls.
In the past, we had the opportunity to work with some of their fine wool cloth. We stretched this particular fabric in a corridor and hallway. I let you look at the picture of this camel color cloth among the photos presented in this slider. The entrance has very nice pointed arched doorways. Furthermore you will notice a clean finish around all the wood frames, ceilings, arch doorways and baseboard. No decorative trimmings like cords or braids: simplicity and elegance. Click on a picture to enlarge.
Another project is this vestibule leading to a corridor. Both spaces have wool fabric on walls. A plain red and in the next room a plaid fabric. The vestibule has odd shape walls, only 9 feet by 10 feet at the widest point.
What about blue and green upholstery fabric?
The next 7 pictures are bedrooms upholstered in different wool colors. On one side, there is a narrow alcove in a blue fabric. If you look closely at the third image, you will see the wool texture.
Green is also an option for walls. Yet another bedroom where only corners have wall upholstery fabric. Natural wood furniture, white-painted wood and green wooly walls. A green is like the color of the pin trees in the surrounding mountains. The dark cloths contract with the white framing.
For those who do like patterns fabric, we have a few example of beautiful wool stretched on walls. A woven plaid or tartan looks great in various spaces. Below is a project in a large master bedroom. Both ceiling and walls have fabric wall coverings. Tartan or check fabric is one of my favorite cloths but when it is apply to walls, it is just stunning. That is to say, see these really nice interiors.
At this point, I would like to make an emphasis on our fabric installation. On ceilings or anywhere else, the fabric is not glued but stretched on the surface. You may have noticed that there are new types of wall coverings on the market. More and more fabrics have a backing. Why backing? When a fabric is glue it is not wall upholstery. This is a topic for another article.
To conclude this note, all wall upholstery fabric images seen in the article have NO knit backing or paper backing. The cloth stretches on walls from side to side like any other fabric. Therefore, I wish to stress that fabric with paper backing glue on walls is wallpaper finish.
Tips for a large room
In large room such as this one, you may want to consider adding the same fabric on accessories. For instance, try on furniture and soft furnishings.
So bring a little fun and texture in your room, by using colors from the walls. In this case, plain red, black and grey for your upholstery on chairs, bedspreads, draperies, cushions and so on. This particular bedroom was published in the Veranda Magazine last December. Actually we are very please to present you the room furnished as it is not always the case. The Interior Design firm that we worked with is Anthony Baratta,LLC located in New York City. But the project was in a skiing resort.
So as you see, we do travel a great deal to make our client dreams comes true. In the meantimes, if you are interested in seeing other pictures of this ski loge along with more wall upholstery. Take a house tour at a delightful Utah Mountain House full of playful patterns.
Following, you will see the next two pictures of powder rooms upholstered in windowpane checks fabric and plaid. Enjoy and dare the difference. Bring color into your home!
The last two pictures. It is a beautiful cloth from Holland and Sherry. The fabric has a narrow vertical stripes. A medium grey background with a light grey lines.
Finally, for simplicity and elegance, our company uses a Clean Edge System for all projects. If you wish to learn more about this clean type of installation, or see further interiors, view this YouTube video.