Trend or travesty: Cork walls?

Well, if Ilse Crawford can make it look so nice…

Studioilse | VitraHaus loft | Vitra and Artek | My Friend's House

…I’m going with trend. Operation Move Son Into Old Home Office is coming along. I say coming along, one wall is decorated with big tester stripes of bright green, blue and black. There’s also a massive roll of natural cork waiting to be put up on a full wall – a la the above image. I have to say, I love my son’s drawings, but they are probably not going to look quite so ‘curated mood board’ as Ilse’s do in the space she designed for a fantasy client at the VitraHaus showroom in Weil am Rhein.

What else am I stealing from this image? The idea of putting a few shelves on top – and yes I do want a ladder, but hello health and safety, my son is 5 and keen on climbing. It’s already been noted that a room full of drawing pins might be an issue but I’m a daring parent and he’s no fool.

Real Reveal coming at you asap, but I’ve got a holiday to go on first and some painting to get on with. Happy weekend everyone.







5 Responses to “Trend or travesty: Cork walls?”

  1. Vanessa
    August 1, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Love cork! In every way, have floors and walls (not in the same room…maybe start a new trend there). Cheap, sustainable, warm and practical too.

  2. Helene
    August 3, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    If it was good enough for Marcel Proust’s bedroom it’s been a trend for a while. Cork walls that is, not dunking your madeleine in your tea!

  3. Eglinton
    August 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    I think that the Cork is trendy and should be added to a lot more workspaces. I personally have it in my workspace and find that it keeps me a lot more organized as well. Anybody else think the same?

    • myfriendshouse
      August 8, 2014 at 8:09 am #

      we are also thinking of putting it up in our office to pin all our scraps of paper too – love that it’s so practical. We could do with getting organized x

  4. Mathibbertdesigns
    August 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    Love cork, a fantastic Eco friendly material that I think in the right environment make a very strong modern statement, I would personally like it to be seamless if I was going to put it up across the whole of a wall, picky I know but details in the fabric. Looks great though

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