But for me, it was a less peacocky, non-three-dimensional design that stood out. And it came in the form of wallpaper. Yep, wallpaper.
The creation of scrap-happy Dutch furniture designer Piet Hein Eek, appropriately named Scrapwood Wallpaper is just that: wallpaper that mimics salvaged, weathered wood. So for those of you who've been searching high and low for an effective way to give your ordinary bedroom that time-worn outhouse look, here it is.
The non-woven, super hi-res wallpaper is washable and made in the Netherlands from FSC-certified paper. $199 will get you a 17.7" x 354" roll of Hein Eek’s faux-wood wallpaper (about $4.63 per square foot) that's available in six different elegantly distressed styles. While I'm guessing that dressing one's walls with planks of fake scrap wood isn't for everyone, I’m loving it. And so did a few other folks: Hein Eek walked away with an ICFF Editors Award in the wall coverings category. What do you think?