Textured Wallpaper & Lighting – Candice Olson

On HGTV today, interior designer Candice Olson http://www.candiceolson.com/ and http://www.hgtv.com/candice-olson/bio/index.html had a wall papered with a nice geometric pattern, very trendy right now, and it certainly enhanced the room’s look.

However, she wanted a certain look from the textured paper.  I mean, the whole point of using a textured pattern was to get the LOOK and FEEL of the texture.  But, even though the pattern was raised above the background, on the wall the paper looked flat.

So Candice realized that what was needed to bring out the textured effect was proper lighting.  This means lighting not from the front, but from the side, so the raised areas of the wallpaper would cast shadows.

She brought in some lighting, mighty snazzy fixtures, to be sure, and got the look she was after.

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