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Wallpaper is a kind of material used to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices, cafes, government buildings, museums, post offices, and other buildings; it is one aspect of interior decoration.
A single pattern can be issued in several different colorways.
Patterned wallpapers are designed so that the pattern "repeats", and thus pieces cut from the same roll can be hung next to each other so as to continue the pattern without it being easy to see where the join between two pieces occurs.
In the case of large complex patterns of images this is normally achieved by starting the second piece halfway into the length of the repeat, so that if the pattern going down the roll repeats after 24 inches, the next piece sideways is cut from the roll to begin 12 inches down the pattern from the first.
Guests will have the chance to follow along as Simone conducts a live wallpaper investigation and peels back the layers on wallpapers that have not been seen for well over 100 years.
, but there are so many anecdotes about long-forgotten patches of paper found in closets and cupboards by vintage wallpaper hunters/reproducers like Dorothy Waterhouse and Nancy Mc Clelland that I thought I could get away with a more provocative title.
An interest in the styles of the past has been a factor in the design and production of wallpaper from a relatively early date - the revival or continuity of patterns such as the 'Privy Council flock' is testimony to the longevity of individual designs.