Coolness alert: 3D wall panels!
The design team of Jason Lai and Stephanie Leese of L2 Interiors made the most of hallway walls that might have been easy to overlook at the 2014 Pasadena Designer Showcase House --and inspired me to rethink my idea of "panelling".
Forget the dated dark walls of decades past, these ultra modern, three-dimensional embossed panels made from environmentally friendly, biodegradable material offer a fun new way to play with style. Smart and good looking. Win-win.
In an estate with more than 8,000 square feet, these designers made a big impression in an itty bitty space.
Thanks to Lai and Leese's sculptural styling I did a quick Internet search to learn more...I found several resources including Inhabit -featuring cool 3D wall paneling as well as usage and DIY information (InhabitLiving.com). Pictures from Inhabit below.
The tiles at Inhabit are created using Bagasse, a waste bi-product of sugarcane processing. In the past, this material would have been headed to the landfill or burned as bio-mass -looks like one man's trash really can be another's treasure.
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