Judge Realty prides itself on continued patronage of the arts, the Judge Realty Permanent Art Collection is a constantly growing testament to that. And while we love filling our walls with art from both local and global artists, we want to talk about what goes behind it. Most designers will tell you to avoid wallpaper at all costs, that used to be the rule: until these came along. Here are some of our favorite game changers. Take note and get the credit card ready.
Calico. There’s no way to appropriately pen the stunning concepts, processes, and finished products from Calico. Heavily based in tradition and the arts of Suminagashi and Ebru, originating from Japan and Turkey, Calico started as a movement to take art out of its traditional role in interior design and integrate it into the larger scheme. Through a mixture of large scale digital printing and handmade patterns, Calico delivers custom, non-repeating wall coverings that, in our opinion, should be at the top of every homeowner’s must have list. Photos courtesy of Calico
And if the sticker shock hits a little too close to home, they’ve recently worked with Mast Brothers Chocolate to create the packaging for a capsule collection of rare salt and chocolate combinations. So, even if Calico isn’t right for you living room, it can be for your kitchen. Photos courtesy of Mast Brothers Chocolate
Next on our list is De Gournay, with a flagship on Church Street in London, it tops the list of exquisite and luxury wallcoverings. Specializing in hand painted reproductions of historic prints, particularly 18th century Chinoiserie and 19th century French designs, De Gournay is paramount and a luxe addition to any home. De Gournay is a true estate company, stating “Our wallpapers, our fabrics and our dinner plates are works of art. In a hundred years time, they will be sold at auctions as valuable antiques.” Photos courtesy of De Gournay
Lastly, the Marble Collection from Murals Wallpaper. Just because this is the most accessible brand in our list, it doesn’t by any means convey a sense of the ordinary. While Murals Wallpaper might sound like something from a Trading Spaces room reveal gone wrong, trust us, it’s all amazing and we love every element of the collection. The most appealing aspect though, is the ability to input your dimensions and get a mural specific to the space you have in mind.
Photos courtesy of Murals Wallpaper