HOW TO DO STATE­MENT WALL­PA­PER

Real Living (Australia) - - HOMES -

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

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