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Barbara Broekman Wallpaper

Cool Idea: Textile-Like Wallpaper

I'm staying in Amsterdam for a few days at JL Hotel No76, a just-opened boutique hotel located in two 18th century mansions in the middle of the city. The chic rooms are restrained in most of their elements, save for the wallpaper designed by Dutch artist Barbara Broekman. Each of the 39 rooms has been given a uniquely designed range of wallpaper, based on detailed enlargements of original embroidered artwork.

I love the idea of using textiles as hung artwork, but this reinterpretation of traditional hung tapestry is a uniquely modern twist on the idea. It also would be an easy project to re-create yourself. By using photography and enlarged printouts on paper, or by simply tiling together standard-size sheets of paper featuring a photo of a favorite textile, you could create a similar look in your home.

Have you ever tried creating your own wallpaper? Is it a project you'd like to tackle?

 

 

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