The Poster Imposter!

I have just returned from the trade show in Paris – Maison et Objet 2013.  The point of going is to source out new ideas, trends and designs, to be inspired for future projects.  One of the things I found that I really loved was wallpaper!  Not exactly a new idea or concept I know, but today it is nothing at all like the wallpaper of the past, the wallpaper that our grandparents had plastered everywhere.  The secret today about using it, is to use it sparingly, on one wall for example.  It will make a bigger impact and make you feel less ‘closed in’ than when it is on all the walls.  Wallpaper has come back with panache in the last 5 years and one of the designers that I absolutely adore who is really making a difference is French designer Christophe Koziel.  Here are some examples of his work for wallpapers, and his way of turning a room’s atmosphere around completely by using Trompe l’Oeil for his wallpaper. He is the Poster Imposter! and it is all Made in France!  And as Christophe Koziel says himself, his wallpapers are like theater decor.  So enjoy the show!

A wall of old books from floor to ceiling – Ivory Library


Close up of the Ivory Library

More books in different shades:

Feeling cold at the moment? How about some knitwear?


Faux wood – named Boua:

Boua 2

If you don’t want to do a whole wall, how about just a door (or two or three!)



And finally, his newest idea, is turning a whole wall into a Hausmannien palace with velvet textured panels for doors and several panels for walls that give a perspective of several rooms, in the Hassmann style:

Haussmann perspective


Rolls begin at 37€ for a roll of 10m.  Visit

The End!


~ by Gabrielle Col on January 22, 2013.

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