As I was admiring Stephen Sills' latest home in Architectural Digest, I couldn't help but notice the walls in the library. A faded Ottoman pattern was executed on jute burlap and applied to the wall as one would apply wallpaper.
Here is a closeup:
Nice! Great use of the pattern and color.
I researched further and found that the work is created by Particia Arnillas of CONTRaPOSTO, located in New York City. Patricia's background is in the fine arts and the fields of illustration and graphic design. Over the past fifteen years, she gradually moved into the the interior design field, specializing in murals, decorative textures and wall finishes. Her client list includes many renowned interior designers and architects.
I admire her use of patterns and texture. Creating them on burlap takes it one step further, allowing one to remove the finish at will and using it elsewhere down the road.
Here are some of her rooms:
glazed silver leaf
floral pattern on burlap
damask texture on burlap with hardware
closeup of damask texture
embossed craqueleure on canvas
closeup of the craqueleure
faded Greek pattern on burlap
Patricia also does the more traditional finishes, such as woodgraining and creating various textures.
Visit Patricia's website; you'll be in for a real treat!
All photos not credited above are courtesy of CONTRaPOSTO.