HOW TO DO STATEMENT WALLPAPER
Wild wallpaper prints feature throughout Nelcya and Fabrizio’s home. If this is a look you love, there are a few pointers you might find handy if you’re going down the DIY route. 1 Where to start If you’re using a large pattern, hang the first length over a focal point, like a fireplace or window, then work away in both directions to ensure the design is centred. 2 Measuring and cutting It’s essential to line up the pattern on each length of wallpaper so make sure you lay two rolls side by side and align. On one sheet, mark where you want the bottom of the pattern to lie and measure down about 10cm from there – you’ll need the excess in case of mistakes. Draw a line across the width of the paper and trim along this line. 3 Paint the walls If you’re an amateur wallpaperer, choose a paper that’s close to the colour of your walls or paint the walls in the same base colour as your paper to disguise any gaps.
Bird’s nest The entrance to the sleeping area is decorated in Fornasetti “II Uccelli” wallpaper by Cole & Son and an Acqua Alta Giudecca rug by CC-Tapis. Sweet dreams The cushions and throw are by Federico Pepe for Frette from Spazio Pontaccio. A needlepoint wallhanging, Love by Paul Smith for The Rug Company, sets the tone in the bedroom. Ab fab In the gym is the Visioni rug by Patricia Urquiola for CC-Tapis and the Diva folding screen by Arflex. Bath time A Philippe Starck stool adds wow factor in the bathroom. Club tropicana Tables and chairs (opposite) are identical to those at Paris’s Café Marly. To recreate a hotel vibe, the couple used “Martinique” wallpaper, created by Don Loper in 1942 for the Beverly Hills Hotel in LA. The Sunset lamps are by Ascète. A