Nothing can have a bigger impact on the mood of a room than wall paper. I love Calico wall paper because they offer so much custom-made choice. They are all about “taking art out of the frame and putting it onto the wall.” Creating wall art. Their merger of traditional techniques and digital design combine to offer a very organic, bespoke product. I have visited this product on display, and in house, and my impression is Calico has the flexibility to cater to any style and taste. It all depends on what you crave.
So what do you crave? Do you crave visual clarity or do you crave visual plenty? Are your whiteboards and mood boards full of vibrant colors and patterns (plenty), or do they contain just a few monochromatic pieces, carefully arranged (clarity)?
For those seeking visual clarity, a serene soothing space away from too much urban stimulation, consider Sumi by Calico for your home office, and other residential spaces. The Sumi Collection is named after the Japanese tradition of Suminagashi marbling. “This ancient art form involves floating richly colored inks in water to create naturally emerging patterns.” The effect gives the sensation of ebb and flow, while it holds still. I would love this in a home office to keep ideas flowing, light, and buoyant.
Flora is another new collection, that offers just the perfect amount of flowers, very crisp, and not overwhelming.
Topographies Collection transforms a three-dimensional exercise into a two-dimensional wall paper. Stacks of paper were torn by hand to reveal a stepped topography, implying an unknown architectural depth within the image. The Topographies collection has a cooling 3D effect that creates the sensation of floating. It is a very cool effect you must see and touch.
Everyone still loving ombre wall paper (me!), will enjoy collection Aurora. Soothing and uplifting, the Aurora line is perfect for conference rooms, home offices, bedrooms, nurseries, and powder rooms.
For those of you craving Visual Plenty, don’t worry. In part 2, we explore Calico’s newest collections that are sure to energize any space.