I don’t know about you, but when we first saw these wall panels we were totally fooled by them. They look so soft and comfortable, like they are made from padded fabric, but they are in fact composed of a polyurathane back with a front face made of resin mixed with a natural stone and marble powder, making them very hard indeed.
Earlier this year, Hannah Coleman, founder of Dreamwall, a UK-based supplier specializing in high-quality imitation wallcoverings for the domestic and commercial markets, launched the new panel range called Capitone, which strongly resembles the padded effect of a deep buttoned Chesterfield sofa.
The panels, which are part of the Fashion Walls collection, are 100mm thick and available in either black or white. Installation is easy as the panels can be attached to the wall surface using strong bonding glue, or they can be drilled into the wall if necessary.
They are extremely light, water repellent, flame retardant, and non permeable making them ideal for use indoors and outdoors. They also have superb thermal, acoustic and anti-humidity qualities.
So were you taken in as well? Did you also think that these wall panels were soft and cushioned? And given their many advantageous properties, where would you use them?
Create height with items such as plants, artwork and books. Alternate taller pieces with shorter items such as peite vases, as shown below in the A Beautiful Mess studio living room. Not sure where to start? Choose a cohesive look and go for it! The next shelf vignette featured at Emily Henderson showcases a “Desert New Age” style, which welcomes earthy tones, tribal patterns, succulents and mineral specimens, among other pieces. In fact, in the next image we see the exact same shelf, this time styled to create a Playful Scholar look featuring neutral, masculine colors. Note special touches such as a globe and a bust displayed in a cloche. Incorporate a few unique conversation pieces into your shelving display for added interest.
Now it’s my turn to share some Decoist design advice with you! First up, we see a grouping of small items displayed on the DIY Round Shelf I created for a previous Decoist post. When deciding what to display, avoid overcrowding your shelf in terms of weight and height. For a small round shelf like the one displayed in the two images below, lightweight items are essential. Plus, smaller items allow the shape of the shelf to truly shine. Also consider what’s on display near the shelf you’re styling. An example is the open shelving featured in my kitchen tour. I’ve filled it with an array of teapots, coffee pots, cake stands, serving trays and more. So when it came time to style the shelving of the nearby garden window, I kept it simple. Just a few items did the trick, preventing the kitchen from being overwhelmed by “stuff”.