What is it?
A wallcovering made of woven plant fibres.
Where do you use it?
I count on grasscloth to provide a decorating element that defines a space. It works in both casual and formal living areas in traditional or contemporary interiors. Tip: Not the best choice for moist areas.
Why use it?
Grasscloth lends natural texture to a room and can add a jolt of juicy colour or bold pattern.
How do you install it?
Typically not pre-pasted, and wider than other wallcoverings, grasscloth can be difficult to manage when hanging. For large areas, I recommend hiring a pro. If you're an intrepid DIYer, go for it in smaller applications.
Who's using it?
Some of my favourite designers, like Jamie Drake, Mary McDonald and Windsor Smith.
1 The look Modern rustic
Why grasscloth works Today's designs epitomize the use of traditional materials in new ways -- like this metallic paper, which makes a salvage-glam statement when combined with raw wood.
Image courtesy of Crezana Design