{ Wallpaper Journal } Trompe l’oeil Wallpapers

A roundup of the modern Trompe l’oeil (French for “deceive the eyes”) wallpapers that I totally adore. They are perfect for adding ornate architectural effects to any room.

1) White Cast Iron Lace wallpaper from Mineheart, designed by Young & Battaglia



2) Parisian hotel La Maison Champs Elysées designed by Belgian fashion design house Martin Margiela

La maison 04

La maison 01

La maison 02


3) American Tin Tiles wallpaper by Abigail Ahern

Piet Hein Eek, Piet Boon, Merci, Rick Vintage, NLXL, Scrapwood W

Piet Hein Eek, Piet Boon, Merci, Rick Vintage, NLXL, Scrapwood W

Piet Hein Eek, Piet Boon, Merci, Rick Vintage, NLXL, Scrapwood W


4) New Antique Books wallpaper by Abigail Ahern

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5) My Museum designed by Paolo Badesco for Wall & Deco

My museum 01

My museum 02



{ Wallpaper Journal } Artisanal wallpaper by Eskayel


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Eskyel is a Brooklyn, NY based design studio that focused on applying a uniquely artistic and environmentally responsible approach to interior surface design.

Shanan Campanaro is the artist and designer behind Eskayel, and she is best known for creating mesmerizing and ethereal paintings that are digitally transformed into wallpapers and fabrics.

The abstract and organic pattern in muted colour palette is so refreshing, and I think you are unlikely to grow tired or board with such wallpapers.

Following are some of my favourite Eskayel wallpapers that look absolutely stunning!


Nairutya Chalk


Akimbo 1


Akimbo 2

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{ Wallpaper Journal } I found you! Chance Perfecto Wallcovering by ÉLITIS

Ever since I saw the sculptural wallcovering used by Ganna Studio on their pivot panels, I was dying to find out the source of this interesting and unique wallcovering.

Searching high and low on the Internet, but to no avail.

And yesterday, I just chanced upon this wallcovering while randomly surfing the net. And what a coincidence, the wallpaper that I’ve been dreaming of is from a collection called  “Chance Perfecto”! Perfect indeed.

Chance Perfecto

Anyway, this 3-d wallcovering is from ÉLITIS, a French company that designs and produces contemporary wallpapers and fabrics.

So how do they make the wallcovering appears 3-d?

Well, on a non-woven backing, a jersey fabric is laid over foam, and then “thermo-formed” with a mould, to enhance the contrast between matt and shines. It also offers acoustic qualities and it is washable.

While it does come with a price tag (it is sold by meter), I do feel that it is worth the investment for the visual impact that it will achieve.

The next time you want to invest in faux brick feature wall in our Singapore HDB apartment, why not consider something more interesting like this Chance Perfecto 3-d wallcovering?

Following are 2 projects that showcase the use of the same product in interiors of different style.

Modern and Quirky – Ganna Studio Taipei

Ganna Studio 1


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{ Wallpaper Journal } Nina Campbell Perroquet Wallpaper

Sometimes, you keep seeing a wallpaper being used repeatedly in the beautiful rooms featured in design magazine, or in those cafes that you have visited. You like the wallpaper so much that you finally determine to use it in your next home improvement project, but what is the name of the wallpaper? Who is the designer? Where do I get my hands on those papers?

So, I’ve decided to start a series of entries to note down the beautiful wallpapers that I will not tired of seeing them. I could go on for days listing my favourites :)

Nina Campbell is one of the world’s most influential interior designer who also has her own line of fabrics, wallpapers and furnitures. I’m a huge fan for all her wallpapers. They are romantic, feminine and luxurious but not contriving.

I first saw this Perroquet wallpaper in Domino.

This is the entry hallway in Rita Konig‘s apartment. (Nina’s daughter!) Perfect example of how the use of bold wallpaper could make a small space looks like a milion-dollar.

rita konig

The Perroquet wallpaper also comes in different colours and each of them gives a very different feel.

Let’s look at how the folks are using this amazing wallpaper in their space!

Perroquet 1

Perroquet 2


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