When it comes to interior design, it's the small details that often make the biggest impact. Among these details, wallpaper trim has emerged as a versatile tool to elevate the aesthetics of a room. Unlike traditional wallpapers that cover entire walls, wallpaper trim, also known as wallpaper border or decorative wallpaper border, offers a subtler approach by adorning the edges of a room with intricate patterns and designs that complement the overall theme. In this blog, we explore wallpaper trim and delve into an insightful interview with Victoria Larson, an innovative designer known for her exceptional wallpaper creations and creative use of wallpaper trims.
Interview with Victoria Larson
Q: What kind of atmosphere or mood do you aim to evoke with your wallpaper trim designs?
A: I like to think that my trims are a modern take on classic architectural themes. Volute is the curvy top of the column. Ovolo is my interpretation of the classic egg and dart, and B Square is the dentil mould. The fun thing about these trims is they can be used like architectural trims: panels on walls, chair rails, or run all along baseboards and door moldings to highlight the beautiful woodwork. They can be playful or serious – it just depends on how you decide to apply them.
Q: What advice would you give to someone looking to incorporate wallpaper trim into their interior design project for the first time?
A: Trim is actually a great way to try something on your walls without committing to wallpaper. It can be used just around the top of walls, but I think it’s more modern to run it around the baseboard.
Q: What excites you the most about the potential of wallpaper trim to enhance interior spaces?
A: The best interiors are all about the mix. Whether it’s minimal or maximal, it’s all about the layers. Wallpaper trims add another layer choice. Another tool in the tool kit so to speak. Just like trimming out the leading edge of a window panel, I think inlaying trims with wallpaper are the extra little detail. Imagine a wall bordered with trims and then filled with wallpaper. So fun!
Q: What kind of challenges or unique opportunities do you face when creating wallpaper trim, as opposed to other design elements?
A: There’s always the puzzle of scale and repeat when designing wallpaper. With the trims, there was the added challenge of figuring out how trims might miter at the corners, like a picture frame. Since trims might be turning corners, there has to be a way for them to look good doing it. I had so much fun with the design of this collection but the hardest part was narrowing down the motifs to just three.