Monday, February 20, 2017

Wallpaper: Porter Teleo

I love wallpaper and I am not ashamed! I know many people shrink from the mere mention of it, but I have discovered that those people have bad memories of ugly wallpaper from their grandmother's house in the 60s or 70s. Of course contemporary wallcoverings are light years from grandma's foil bathroom. There are incredibly innovative and beautiful wallcoverings being made now and this post is part of a continuing series of the world of wallcoverings. Take for example the fantastic wallcovering company Porter Teleo--they have been on my radar ever since I saw the inimitable Kelly Wearstler using some of their wallcoverings and fabrics in her projects.

The Porter Teleo site tells their story:

"Porter Teleo is a line of hand printed, hand painted wallcovering and fabric developed by artist Kelly Porter and interior designer Bridgett Cochran. The patterns are created by employing a variety of fine art processes, such as woodblocking, painting, and chine colle.

The product enlivens the best of fine art and high design, presenting a bold, distinctive color palette with refined aesthetic. The unique styling is drawing from ancient Japanese screens, antique architectural ornamentation, and the hand of artist Kelly Porter.

Only the finest materials are used in the process - from the richest pigments to handmade Japanese papers. The wallcoverings are of the highest quality, and the splendid result offers tradition with an eclectic flair."

Their Brushstrokes pattern comes in several colorways...

...while their En Plein Air resembles large, abstracted poppies.

I adore how Floral Graffiti drips and runs down a wall...

...and Out Of The Box looks like a loose Mondrian painting!

Signs and Signifiers brings to mind the work of the great artist Cy Twombly. The scribbled-yet-organized look compliments modern interiors beautifully.

And the exquisite Tangled pattern looks bold, bright, intriguing...

Stairway by Kelly Wearstler

If you don't want to do an entire wall in a Porter Teleo pattern but like their work, how about papering a nook...

...or for high impact, perhaps a ceiling?

There are so many different types of wallcoverings out there now, and so many different ways to use them!
Happy designing!

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