{ 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

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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

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LABLstudio | Romantic Bohemian Apartment in Chelsea (Part 2/2)

If the mid-century West Village apartment by LABLstudio is a perfect man cave for a bachelor, this second project that I’m going to share is definitely the perfect “bachelorette pad”.

This Chelsea one-bedroom apartment is decorated in a bold, romantic bohemian style. The shades of mauve used in the living room are so delicious!

Also, have I mentioned to you that this talented duo at LABLstudio also have their own range of wallpaper to offer? Featuring here in the bedroom is the Racy Lacy wallpaper from their design. To view the full range of their wallpaper design, click here.

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{ 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


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Budget-friendly Decorating – Taking cue from Serviced Apartments in Hong Kong (Part 1/2)

I came across this serviced apartment – The Precinct, at Chancery Lane, Central, in Hong Kong, which provides a good example that it doesn’t always need to cost a fortune to look like a million bucks.

If you do not have an infinite budget, I think it is always a good idea to allocate the budget to the more permanent parts of the interior, i.e. the walls and the floor that form the foundation of the styling and decoration later.

Taking inspirations from this serviced apartment – Install a faux brick wall to add characters to any generic apartment space, spend the money to get the flooring right (timber, woodgrain tiles, vinyl etc), splurge on the Ferm Living wallpapers to liven up the interior and inject an instant dose of Scandinavian chic to the space.

Then you can start to move in the budget-friendly Ikea purchase – the dining tables, lighting, shelving system etc. Mix and match with a few pieces of mid-century consoles and chest of drawers, you get a space that looks grown-up and tasteful.

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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

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