{friday finds: the seamy side of grasscloth}


You have found the perfect grasscloth for your dining room. You’re ready to order, but first ask yourself if you’re able to embrace the idiosyncrasies of these natural beauties.

With grasscloth, natural or dyed, you will see seams when the paper is up on the wall. If the paneled effect bothers you then grasscloth is not for you. As we like to say in the business, “That’s the inherent beauty of grasscloth.” You won’t have as many seams with grasscloth, because it is 36″ wide compared to 20 1/2″ or 27″ wide standard wallpaper. Grasscloth is a natural fiber and there can be shading variations from roll to roll, even if it is dyed, you will see color variations.

With that being said, grasscloth is timeless and has been a favorite of designers for years. It brings another layer of texture, color, warmth, and in some cases, another pattern to a room. Grasscloth can be the rock star of a room or the back-up singer, the decision is up to you.

What are your feelings on grasscloth? Have you used it in your home? Do you prefer a natural color or a dyed version?

All papers are available at Hirshfield’s.

1. Palmer Weiss
2. Phillip Jeffries
3. Amanda Nisbet
4. House of Turquoise
5. Thibaut
6. Thibaut
7. Bryn Alexandra
8. House of Turquoise
9. Phillip Jeffries
10. House of Turquoise

3 Responses to “{friday finds: the seamy side of grasscloth}”

  1. Erin Says:

    Beautiful, beautiful examples! I just love the look of grasscloth. Phillip Jeffries makes the most beautiful colors, especially the sea-colored shades! The texture paired with the color is breathtaking. One day…!

    Oh and the 8th photo….from one of my favorite design firms Mabley Handler! http://www.houseofturquoise.com/2010/10/mabley-handler-interior-design.html

    Thanks for linking to HoT! Always greatly appreciated! :)

    • Meg Says:

      Thank you Erin. I could not find my notes on that room nor could not recall where I found that luscious looking velvet chaise and grasscloth. I’ll update the link.
      Have a great weekend.

      I hope you’ve already sold your house for thousands above the asking price; it’s a great location.


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