When Remodelista editor Janet walked into San Francisco-based designer Antonio Martins’ attic turned atelier at this year’s SF Decorator Showcase, she was immediately taken with the textural wall coverings. Not your usual seagrass, but something more rough hewn. “Burlap,” Martins said, “and practically a dollar a yard.”
We’ve seen burlap used to back bulletin boards, as rustic curtains, table runners, even upholstery (remember the rough luxe rage of a few years back?) and now as a surprisingly appealing, not to mention affordable, textured wall solution.
Above: The guest bedroom of Antonio Martins’ San Francisco Home.
Above: Framed prints hanging on burlap-covered walls in Martins’ atelier at the SF Decorator Showcase.
Above: Burlap-lined walls in a project by Anne Central.
Above: Lining walls with burlap fabric can be done as a DIY project or with the help of a wallpaper installer. See How to Glue Burlap Cloth to a Wall from the SF Chronicle for a tutorial. If you’re not up for the DIY challenge, consider paper-backed rolls of Hemp Burlap Wall Covering (shown above), available in three colors for $43 per yard from Twenty2.
If you like the look of burlap, visit Remodelista‘s post 5 Quick Fixes: Instant Burlap Decorating Solutions.