Currently Obsessed With: Plaster Walls

Say hello to my latest obsession: plaster walls. I'm not talking about the super tacky plaster walls of yesteryear. I'm talking about plaster walls in a far more modern context. When plaster is done right, it can add so much depth and subtle texture to a room, especially when it's in beautiful and soft grey, pink and green matte hues. Did you know there are over 6 different types of plasters and methods of application? For example, clay plaster comes in a powder form and is made up of clay, sand and pigments. It's mixed on-site and applied in 4-5 layers for a rough, matte finish. Gypsum plaster is also comes in powdered form but once activated, it needs to be applied within 40 minutes. It also has a matte finish and can be tinted, like this stunning pink kitchen you see above. Another is tadelakt, a waterproof plaster surface used in Moroccan architecture to make baths, sinks, water vessels, interior and exterior walls. A chemical reaction between lime plaster and black soap, made from olives, creates a waterproof membrane, which makes it especially appropriate for bathrooms. Overall, plaster will cost you more than painted drywall. It far more laborious and requires a skilled artisan to apply it properly. But they end up being longer lasting and actually, more environmentally friendly since they're all natural without any chemicals or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). I'd be crazy to re-do all the walls in my house but man, it's temping. What about you? How do you feel about plaster walls?

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  1. Rena wrote:

    No wonder you are obsessed! Looks super great!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. Jessica Camerata wrote:

    Absolutely loving this look. Has great texture!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  3. Maritza wrote:

    You curate and create the most gorgeous things! LOVE the pink plaster.

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  4. elle wrote:

    me too they are the best!!!

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  5. Marcelli wrote:

    super cool, i love it!

    yeah, dream high!

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