June 9, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: The Wallpaper Trick That Wows: An A-to-Z Guide

K is for Kintsugi
Inspired by kintsugi, a 500-year-old Japanese technique in which old broken pottery is repaired with metallic lacquer, the Satori non-repeating paper is quietly marbled. “Muted tones are amenable to a space you would actually want to inhabit,” said Rhode Island School of Design’s Martin Smick, who teaches wallpaper as art.



Capitalize on a common theme
The Satori kintsugi wallpaper and the National Gallery’s portrait print speak to each other in hushed tones about the hand of the artist, and the woman’s skin picks up the Echo’s peachy hues. “I would install the portrait paper at the ned of a long hallway with the side walls washed in the softness and shimmer of the kintsugi,” said Boston designer Melissa Hammond


Satori Echo is shown above.