Decorative wall coverings: even the walls have a soul

Decorative wall coverings: even the walls have a soul

Decorative wall coverings: even the walls have a soul 1200 799 Krei

Decorating wall coverings: even the walls have a soul

Have you ever thought of renovating an environment or giving it value by covering the walls with a sophisticated touch? In architecture, even the walls speak, showing off decorative elements with a captivating aesthetic. The walls are thus transformed within a renovation project, into a sort of personal museum able to tell the most authentic soul of the space and of those who live in it.

In this direction, in a restyling project of domestic or commercial environments, the work of research and selection of decorative materials and elaborate finishes acquires extreme importance aimed at embellishing the walls, making them emerge from anonymity and highlighting the deep character of the environment.
Krei, as a partner of architectural firms, collaborates on the project of renovation of an interior building, coordinating the development of customized solutions from the conception to the final realization by highly qualified personnel. Exploring the world of marble, terracotta, continuous surfaces and mosaics, it highlights the infinite possibilities applied to interior design.

There are various wall coverings that are used with a mainly aesthetic function and which need to characterize the rooms and create particular atmospheres. These are usually chosen not only by virtue of the style of the furniture and so that they blend perfectly with the flooring, but also based on the mood you want to create.
Covering the walls of the house is not just an alternative to simple painting: it is a decoration technique that can make the difference by giving character to a room by changing its aesthetic impact.

Some tips from Krei to creatively and unusually cover the walls of the house:

Fil pose: the fabric effect on the walls

Fil Pose is a decoration to cover surfaces of an original fabric effect. It is an innovative procedure for recreating the aesthetics of textile coverings, from the most classic to the most modern. Fil Pose is the result of applying a white decorative coating, which can be enhanced with multiple decorative finishing paints. The effect created with the specific ribbed pad can be done with a horizontal or vertical texture. The result is a decorative coating with a great aesthetic effect, and the characteristic of the product’s material is also suitable for surfaces that are not perfectly smooth. It boasts excellent resistance to abrasion, is washable and above all can be customized in terms of shapes and colours.

The elegant textile threads designed by Fil Pose can be enhanced with numerous decorative paints with an iridescent appearance, adding precious pearl effects. Its texture thus appears as a luminous weave that reflects light and colours. The metallic and pearly effect is particularly suitable for spaces of contemporary architecture: luxury restaurants, trendy bars, classy interiors, design hotels.

Precious metals: Gold Leaf

Gilding is an ornamental decoration technique used to embellish objects and surfaces of all shapes and materials through a very thin layer of metal foil, called leaf. Using the Gold Leaf, it is possible to gild a surface by perfectly imitating both the shiny aspect of precious metals and the appearance of the passage of time. Like the Gold Leaf there are also the Silver, Bronze, Copper or Platinum effects which can be further decorated by creating numerous different and personalized shades and lights. The Gold Leaf can be used on walls, on canvas, on wood panels or other materials, on furniture or accessories, both in a traditional and less conventional way. You can cover the entire background, embellish individual details or create particular designs. An important final step is the application of the protective varnish which makes the product resistant and washable. The application of the gold leaf is a very elegant and refined element to decorate both objects and walls of the house, which will acquire extreme shine.

Rivestimenti Decorativi

Ph: Marinella Paolini

Bas-reliefs and high-reliefs

A bas-relief for the walls, which belongs to one of the types of relief decoration, has become relevant in interior design, used in a variety of styles: Gothic, Baroque, Art Nouveau. The bas-relief is often also called moulding or decorative plaster. It is more or less complex depending on the raw materials used: the most laborious is the stone bas-relief which requires the highest level of skill and professionalism. The high relief, on the other hand, has its distinctive feature in the fact that it protrudes significantly from its background plane, creating the height and volume of the composition.

Rivestimenti Decorativi

Ph: Marinella Paolini

Krei collaborated on the renovation project of an apartment in the centre of Rome, in one of the oldest buildings in the city overlooking the Tiber, inhabited by Fabio Massimo Bongianni, established chef of a renowned restaurant near the Trevi fountain.

In the renovation project, specifically for the decorative wall coverings, we considered the historical character of the building, for which an iconographic research was necessary upstream of the creative concept. We made samples according to chromatic criteria indicated by the client. Specifically: for the cladding of the kitchen island, we chose a decorative stucco, applied manually with horizontal fil pose textures, patinated and finished with metallic leaf partitions. Particularly relevant was the intervention of creation of the bas-reliefs present in the house inspired by the warps and wefts of ancient tapestries with precious accents finished with metal leaf.

Rivestimenti Decorativi

Ph: Marinella Paolini

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