Tactile TREASURE
Home Beautiful|October 2021
STRIP BACK YOUR WALLS AND EMBRACE THE BEAUTY OF RAW FORM – THE NEW FEATURE WALL IS ALL ABOUT EARTHY TONES, CURVED SHAPES AND ORGANIC TEXTURES. HERE’S OUR EXPERT GUIDE TO INSPIRE YOUR OWN PRIVATE CASA
Harriet Sim

If you’ve spent any time on the interiors-side of Instagram lately, you’ll likely have noticed that it’s walls that are doing all the talking. From soft sculptured curves to organic tactile finishes, textured walls are no longer exclusive to sequestered Mediterranean isles and rustic coastal villas. Whether you’re embarking on a larger renovation – think grand archways, neutral hues, and curved walls – or a quick makeover with textured paints, there’s an array of finish options to create the ultimate earthy sanctuary. “Textured walls make you feel something over standard plastered and painted walls,” says Georgia Ezra, interior designer and director of Studio Ezra. “They provide a depth of warmth and a layer of experience when one enters a space that has rendered or textured walls, and I believe the way a space makes you feel is incredibly significant.”

Beyond the wall

Incorporating these textures into your home isn’t limited to walls, of course; there are a plethora of plastering techniques to suit everything from in-built vanities in bathrooms, to shelves and even beds. “Most renders can be applied to a build substrate, which is most likely framed by timber and sheeted with a plaster or timber sheet, the render is then applied to the top,” explains Georgia. “It’s a great way of making something feel more architectural. We have used cement render in our bathroom; it wraps the floors, walls, and coats a sink unit which we built. It allows you to have a single finish with no grout lines or joins which is super-beautiful.” Expect movement and cracks, she adds. “This is a material that does patina with time.”

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