The Renaissance of Wallpaper, an Intriguing History

The walls have ears...

Well do they? The story of wallpaper is more than just a chronicle of ornamental patterns and designs. It is a captivating narrative of technological innovation and holds a history rich in evolving tastes and consumption habits.
Take a glimpse into 3980 Norwood Ave, North Vancouver which shows a spectacular modern application.

Originating in the 16th century, the earliest wallpapers were modestly used to decorate the insides of cupboards and smaller rooms in merchants' houses. They were not yet the adornments of grand aristocratic homes. However, by the early 20th century, wallpaper had found its way into every corner of the home, from hallways and kitchens to bathrooms and bedrooms. It became a staple in both opulent mansions and humble abodes. Today this aspiration for reaching new heights in design and beauty continues to grow with most haut couture fashion houses offering their own take on this adornment. Think Gucci, Farrow & Ball, Liberty of London, Ralph Lauren and oh, so many more!

We wonder if one day there will be tours to visit exceptional homes and gaze at their stunning walls; much as we do to enjoy garden tours....