Wallpaper Installation

When most people looks at blank walls, they just see blank walls. We see a chance to add character to a room.

Clients are excited when we arrive and thrilled by the outcome when we bring their vision to life. Wallcoverings can add color, texture, and style to your home. They can define rooms, personalize your interiors for your comfort, and give you the ability to say, “This is MY home.” 

WE BALANCE patterns

Many paper “panels” or seams are very visible, such as in grasscloths. Through hand trimming, we can create a pleasing effect of texture and visible seams. In pattern papers, especially on accent walls, we think about motif placement for the most harmony. We use tromp l’oeil, which means to please the eye, as we work to minimize out-of-plumb walls and ceilings as much as possible (sometimes even hanging crooked to look straight).


English pulp papers measure differently from American standard. Papers range from 18”, 20.5”,27”, 29”, 36” 54” and 62”. Repeats of patterns range from random to 144”. Some patterns are straight matches, some are drop matches, some are multiple drops. All these factors must be taken into account. Add in a barrel vault or two story turret for good measure. Even with excellent math skills, simple square footage will never get you to the right figure. With the high cost of showroom papers, it is essential to be accurate.


Today wallpaper is more properly called wallcovering. The substrates can be vinyl, paper, a non woven type or fabric. Each has its own special needs. Does the paper need an under liner? Should we size the walls or prep with and acrylic sealer? Some murals need a muslin ground, under liner, and then the mural hung, a three step processes. What is the best paste to use? Is someone in the clients’ home chemical sensitive? Are vegetable dyes or water sensitive inks being used? Considering these details is the difference between a perfect install or a disappointment.