Love it or Leave it: Cork Walls

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I recently came across this image of a space by the fabulous Miles Redd. Now, I LOVE Miles’ work and he really can do no wrong in my book, but I am pretty certain that the cork wallcovering he used in this room is going to elicit a pretty visceral response from all of you. It’s one of those things that you either love or you hate, wouldn’t you say? Personally, I really like the idea of using it in a less formal space like a kids’ playroom or home office. What are your thoughts? Love it or leave it?

23 thoughts on “Love it or Leave it: Cork Walls

  1. I love miles redd too…. and completely agree that he can do no wrong. I think a cork wall would look great in a masculine office or den!

  2. It’s really hard to argue with a space as attractive as this. I don’t think it’s a matter of love or hate with me because I can see it working here. It feels very masculine (which my aesthetic tends to lean towards) and with the framed art, the room looks very collected- which I’m in to. Perhaps I’m just more traditional than I realized because I think I’d be too chicken to commit papering a wall in cork in my own home. Maybe a single wall in a kid’s playroom as you say. But it’s definitely working in this home office.

  3. leaving it…

    i was contemplating the cork floor section at a specialty store the other day and i just could not get on board. i suppose if i was doing it for the ‘green’ effects, id have to choose bamboo.

    that being said, that wall does look AWESOME….

  4. This is certainly an artistic one! I never thought of having cork as the wall of my room. It screams luxury and style, although it is masculine in certain aspects. Nevertheless, I love the concept of the cork wall. I am thinking of placing one in my office room at my Colorado Denver real estate house.

  5. I also love Miles. I think I would like something like this in my sons play room. He is always bringing drawings and projects home from school, this would def give you plenty of space to hang your kiddos artwork.

  6. I LOVE this. Absolutely! In the right space it can be warm and soft and comforting. It is also funtional which is a bonus. Great find, great idea.


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