Good Reading : April 2010
48 goodreading ı APRIL 2010 coffee table For more than 200 years wallpaper has offered Australians a colourful and often practical background to domestic life. In the future, fashions will undoubtedly come and go but it is difficult to imagine a return to the halcyon days of the late 19th century when wallpaper was used almost everywhere in the home. New technologies and new designers and manufacturers will have a say in the ongoing relationship between Australians and wallpaper. Wallpaper, published by the Historic Houses Trust, features some of the the glorious patterns and images featured on the walls of Australian homes over the last 200 years. Space-age pattern, manufactured by Wall Paper Manufacturers Ltd, England, c1956, used in a boy’s bedroom in Newtown, Sydney. Circus tent pattern, c1957, used in the games room of a house in Wahroonga, Sydney. This wallpaper formed part of a furnishing scheme by interior decorators Marion Best Pty Ltd. Nursery pattern, c1888, used at Terragong, Merriwa, New South Wales. Gift of Clive Lucas, Stapleton & Partners.