I've long admired British designer Alidad's interiors. They're luxurious, opulent, and rather grand. You almost feel like you've stepped back in time- a Russian tsarina or a French nobleman might feel quite at home in these rooms. What strikes me most, though, is his treatment of a room's walls. Not one to be content with a little paint or some simple paper, Alidad adorns walls with stamped leather, bespoke wallpaper, and verre églomisé panels. The effect is one that is enchanting and hypnotizing.
There has been much discussion lately about whether luxury is dead. In fashion, the argument is debatable. But with artistry such as Alidad's haute couture wall coverings, I don't think the same could be said for interior design.
A dining room wtih verre églomisé panels (at top is another view of the dining room)
A detail shot of a verre églomisé panel by Alidad (based on an antique design)
"Opium" bespoke wallpaper
A library with "Opium" covered walls
A dining room with "Tree of Life" stamped leather panels
A close up of "Tree of Life"
"Pomegranate" leather wall panels