To create the Reclaimed collection, the company’s creative director wandered through antique markets and architectural salvage yards in old New England towns. The prints imitate what he saw: Slabs of concrete, old whitewashed boards, tin ceiling tiles. They’re all made to look old, with the patina of age; there’s weathered wood, reclaimed brick, gritty corrugated metal. The collection includes a few prints with specific images, including stacks of wooden crates and rows of old-fashioned post-office mailboxes.
You know a style has hit the big time when knock-offs and faux versions appear.
As a child of the 70’s I spent time in many a wood paneled room and basement. And one knotty-pine clad kitchen. I can tell you the kitchen with real wood planks, was a much more comfortable place to be.
This wallpaper hearkens back to those paneled basements…
The new collection is even more convincing, with a matte finish that eliminates tell-tale glare. While it may not have the tactile benefits of real scrap wood, nor the sense of history, it’s a fun way to get a similar look.