Like a illusionist, wallpaper(s) can mimic the composition of granite/marble/onyx and other stones. As well as the effect of walls that have been marbled, stippled, dragged, combed, feathered, stried, sponged, ragged, washed, or stenciled. If the budget allows, hand-blocked scenes can be commissioned from venerated artisans, and of late, the rage for high-gloss papers that mirror or reflect one's interior continues to fill the a renewed demand for anything lacquer-like. If you love the look of Japanese and Chinese lacquered furniture, or Burmese lacquered urns and bowls, then slicker-than-slick walls are just the thing to satisfy the urge of many who thrill at the opportunity to reside within a jewelled box, a Venetian fantasy, or, an Anish Kapoor art installation.
Beth Webb of Atlanta has been quite instrumental in introducing a new, modern aesthetic to Atlanta and other southern parts. In an area known for cold mint-juleps, infectious southern charm, and a keen appreciation of beautiful homes, her refined sensibilities have hit just the right note (at the right time!). Her interiors are very edited, nuanced in subtle colors, and reflect the critical eye of an aesthete. Not unlike a photographer, her compositions are carefully composed and balanced through form, texture and space. Her approach to design is similar to a painter in that she excels in the creation of atmosphere (or mood), imbues each project with individuality and energy, and triumphs in making it all seem so unworked, or natural -- not easy! In today's visual treat (courtesy of Ms Webb), wallpaper from Nobilis completes this wonderful powder-room.
Her portfolio of other note-worthy projects can be viewed at www.bethwebb.com.
PS: Today's soundtrack is Vince Watson's Eminations.