Trendy in past decades, grass cloth fell out of fashion for a time, then came roaring back in recent years thanks to its organic, ecofriendly construction and textural richness. Grass cloth is a wall covering woven from long strips of dried natural fibers, usually jute, grass, hemp or other similar plants. It comes in a variety of weaves, from fine to chunky, and in both natural and dyed colors and can look sleek and contemporary, rough and rustic, and anything in between. A classic wall covering, its crisp elegance and visual depth can leave you breathless.
Grass cloth works nearly anywhere in the home, but because it doesn’t withstand moisture well, it’s not a good choice for high-humidity areas such as poorly ventilated bathrooms. It shines in living and dining spaces, offices, libraries and bedrooms. And its thick weave makes it an excellent partner for walls that aren’t completely smooth.
- Soft blues and Dove Greys in Doublebay (lilyandrose.net)