I’m a big fan of using paint to spruce up a room, because it’s a quick and relatively inexpensive way to change the look of a space. But sometimes, I wish I could do a little more. I’m not above using a stencil to create a beautiful pattern on a wall, and I’ve seen some people (most notably, Kristen of kfd design) create hand-painted patterns that can make you swoon. But lets be honest. Not everyone has a steady enough hand to free-paint a pattern, and stencils can be messy and time consuming. I’m determined to install wallpaper in at least one room when we finally have our own house, and these papers from Madison and Grow are high on the list of ones to try.
The patterns are simple, but high-impact. Most designs are available in several colorways, so it’s not hard to find something that will fit your chosen color palette. The wallpapers are available in two collections: Martha’s Vineyard and Pasadena. And I’ll be honest: The pricing is more Martha’s Vineyard than Average Town, USA. Only you can decide how much is too much.
Either way, the papers are gorgeous, and they come with a bevy of eco benefits that make them at least worth checking out.
Why It’s Green:
- All papers are manufactured with responsibly sourced fiber and all suppliers adhere to one of the globally recognized responsible forestry or chain of custody programs, including the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC) and the Canadian Standards Association.
- Papers are free of chlorine and PVC
- Papers designed for “breathability” to minimize mold and mildew growth.
- The paper mill/supplier creates approximately 50% of its electricity by mill-owned low-impact hydroelectric generators.
- 100% of the mill’s short paper fiber is reclaimed and used in the agricultural industry for nutrient rich compost or animal bedding.