For those of you in the know, you won’t need any convincing about Anaglypta. Yes, that wallpaper we were all moaning about having to strip off our walls back in the 80’s. Well it’s back. In a big way. But for those of you that might need a little arm twisting, here I am, happy to get physical and twist away.
Check out these images. Maybe they’ll make you see Anaglypta in a whole new light.
Now, this is probably how you remember it best. Normally white or off white. But here, paired with a concrete floor, industrial furniture, warm wood and metallics, it couldn’t look much different to the days of your nan’s front room.
Imagine your nan having this light. And styling up the writing bureau…
Anaglypta was developed by Thomas Palmer over 130 years ago. The name being taken from the Greek, for ‘raised cameo’.
It’s the perfect compromise between pattered/multicolour wallpaper and painted, plastered walls. Anaglypta gives your room some dimension and depth plus the option to update your room colour easily with a pot of paint. And this is where it really comes into its own. When it’s painted.
This is the same design as the very first one with the white walls, but you’d never guess. See how versatile it is? Industrial to Luxury with the splash of some paint.
So if you’ve just bought a house and are dreading stripping the walls, maybe you don’t have to. See what colour does to those walls. That old wallpaper you’re cursing might just surprise you.
Absolutely love this pop of colour on this Victorian design. The perfect blend of heritage and contemporary.
Another Victorian design, this time with the blush walls and clean line furniture for a more Scandi twist on the same period design.
Oh and here’s the editor of Elle Decor, Michelle Ogundehin just chilling next to Turner Tile. Michelle is a big supporter of Anaglypta and its revival, so it’s good enough for her….. am sold. Are you? Have I convinced you? The reason I ask is, it looks like i’m getting to use some in one of my projects which i’m super excited about. More on that soon enough…
This is the design we’re eyeing up, which will be painted off-black, just like this. Can’t flippin’ wait. Normally with dark walls, you need to add a lot of detail into the space to break up the darkness, (you can read about my tips for going dark here) but with an embossed, wallpaper there’s more for the eye to see. The light hits the textured surface and bounces it around even more-so, highlighting the subtleties in your chosen paint colour. I absolutely love this look. Do you?
Would love to hear your thoughts peeps. “To Anaglypta or not Anaglypta? That is the question.”