Deborah Bowness’ refers to her wallpapers as Trompe L’Oeil, a French design style that ‘tricks the eye’, creating an illusion of space and rendering flat images into almost three-dimensional objects.
“My prints feature life size domestic objects – I’m inspired by everyday objects around me. The paper I make is unique. I worked out my own production techniques and combine digital and silk screen printing. I often describe the look as an old style tinted photograph. All the paper I design is printed in the small factory run by my sister in the north of England.”
-Deborah Bowness (Source)
The objects on Deborah’s wallpapers almost look real, even when set beside or against real objects.
My favorite are these bookshelves. Imagine all these books on your wall sans dust?
“I really wanted to make my art useful and wanted a functional surface with an instant result which took me in the direction of printing onto paper as opposed to fabric.”
See more of Deborah’s wallpapers here.