Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


Trends & Finds

Wow Factor: Lacquered Walls

Over the last few years we’ve seen bold patterned wallpaper, deep saturated wall paints and fabric wall treatments admired within the interior design world. If you’re looking for something different, something bold and glamorous then let me suggest a lacquered wall (or room). This high gloss treatment will add a touch of sparkle and luxury to your home and can be achieved in all sorts of wild and wonderful colours…

A lacquered wall treatment would look amazing complimented with an ultra-glam setting – think vibrant colours and delicate metal details. Jonathan Adler’s pieces would add this playful yet edgy aesthetic that will bounce around the room thanks to the reflections from the lacquered walls. For a look worthy of the pages of Architectural Digest, incorporate the Jonathan Adler Caine Sofa and Jonathan Adler Addison Chair into a room with a black lacquered treatment – the amethyst velvet in the chairs will pop against the darkness of the black walls.

If you like the look of lacquer, but don’t want to go ‘over the top’, then consider applying this finish to a built-in bookshelf – the books and ornaments that style the shelves will break up all of the gloss from the lacquer.

The magic of lacquered walls doesn’t just stop at the aesthetics: this finish is actually a perfect option for smaller spaces thanks to the reflections as a result of the high gloss. Natural light jumps off the glossy surface and onto various angles in the space, instantly creating the feeling of a larger interior. If this doesn’t convince you that lacquered walls are the sure thing, then be sure to peruse the gorgeous gallery of glossy interiors – you’ll soon change your mind!

Beth F