curved wallpaper installation

The Map Room in the McDonald Mansion, Santa Rosa, California, designed by Paul Duscherer. The Map Room was a special challenge with its double barreled ceilings and circular elements. To bend the one inch border around the circular windows and arches, cuts were made every inch and 7/8 of the way thru the border width to allow the border to be bent. Larger borders were deconstructed and cut in a similar fashion to allow bending. Attention was paid to the pattern placement in each area, so that panel is balanced to itself and its neighboring panels. Deconstruction of the material allowed the paper to lie flat on uneven curved surfaces. This, along with the attention to balance of pattern through out the job earned us high praise from Paul. He said “You can cover the inside of a basketball” Photo: Mark Citret.