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Steals+Splurges: The Wallcoverings Association

June 1, 2016

Design-savvy options for any budget

The Wallcoverings Association (WA) is the trade association dedicated to representing, connecting, and supporting manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of residential and commercial wallcoverings in North America.

WA provides its members with information on market trends, leading business practices, industry specific education, and information through a series of national events, newsletters, CEUs, industry events, media partners, and a vibrant committee culture.

A number of companies make up the association, and in its spirt of constructive competition, here are a number of their offerings.


Almería by Source One is a large scaled pattern inspired by the inner beauty of geode. Arriero is an upholstery that can also be used as high-end wallcovering, and it is named for the “mule man” who still loads the mule with the bark from trees with traditional methods to produce the distinct cork. Cork is one of the most sought-after renewable resources in the world, with an almost unlimited range of uses. In addition to its ability to renew itself as a sustainable resource, this versatile material is also biodegradable, impermeable, and extremely durable for many years of use. Both products are distributed by TRI-KES.
Price of Almería: 40.00
Price of Arriero: 131.00


Nightlife by Hytex is woven with the appearance of a classic linen having been covered in gold leaf. As the leaf wears away, the fabric is exposed again, thus leaving the metallic element to peak through between the threads. Nightlife will make the walls dance with the glint of reflecting light.
Price: 32.95

Barclay Butera Printed Grasscloths

Barclay Butera and MDC keep this collection simple and elegant with neutral, single color prints that radiate through modern, geometric designs. The all-American, timeless style is reflected in the traditional prints, but a more daring side is revealed with animal-like patterns that emanate adventure. The wallcoverings are carefully crafted with grasscloth, exuding a natural, sophisticated feel with an intricate texture that adds dimension. The natural product is harvested in an environmentally sensitive and sustainable manner. The collection features five colorways and eight designs that can be mixed and matched.
Price: 55.00


Uncorked is part of J. Josephson’s Symphony collection. In its encore performance, the line takes center with dramatic statement textures, memorable specialty patterns, and refreshed color lines of its classic hits. The whole collection includes 36 patterns and over 620 colors.
Price: 33.00

Diamond Shine

Diamond Shine by Stacy Garcia is a digitally produced Type II wallcovering. Gleaming Mylar lines form concentric harlequin shapes, each a foot tall and half as wide, exuding a handsome geometric pattern. Each diamond has a myriad of tiny metallic dots that contribute additional sheen and texture. The product is manufactured by York.
Price: 73.00
stacygarcia.com  |  yorkwall.com

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