“Unique, inspiring, artistic interiors”
A unique background of experience with her family's business Paperhangings, sees Maree Wilding create interesting interiors of juxtaposition. A blending of tradition with a contemporary and forward thinking mindset. Her unique work brings a well informed knowledge of traditional interiors to contemporary design and a style that blends old world and new.
Maree Wilding follows a rich history influenced by her Family's Business, Paperhangings, that specialises in historic interior decorative schemes and wallpaper manufacturing. Acquired through her 30 years exposure to the business, Maree has a deep appreciation and understanding of historic interiors, an archival knowledge of document wallpapers and a technical skillset that allows her to design and make wallpapers, window dressings and soft furnishings. Combined with her knowledge of fine art, antiques, lighting and modern designer furniture, Maree produces bespoke interiors influenced by the classic yet fresh and relevant to today's style of living.
Her unique background enables her to identify and date wallpapers and interior schemes from specific timezones of the past. Today she is custodian of the family business' archival wallpaper collection (1830 to 1950). She produces these designs in small production runs for clients involved in bespoke decorative interior design projects aswell as creating wallpapers for the newest concepts in contemporary architecture.
In 2007 Maree started her own company, Interior Productions. Since then she has participated in restoration and decoration for National Trust and Heritage listed properties such as "Merridale", "Raheen" and "Monivae". She has consulted to Museums on development of speciality wallpapers, including MONA for their Theatre of the World Exhibition. Maree works with artistic decorators and production companies for set design for Film and Television which led her to visit the V&A in London to search the archives for historic wallpaper. The design, "Sleeping Beauty" by Walter Crane, was selected and she then recreated this for 2 international films, Peter Pan and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.
A love for original design and technical processes sees that Maree is closely involved in all stages of delivery from concept, design development, production and installation. This has led her to collaborate with designers, assisting them in their development of special interiors in some of Melbourne's premier venues.
In 2012 Maree felt a desire to broaden and deepen her knowledge of textile design and manufacturing processes. This led her on a 6 month journey travelling abroad to meet textile designers, artisan weavers and some of the worlds largest scale textile producers. This culminated in the development of her own branded textile range. The business continues to streadily grow and today she works from her 200sqm print studio and showroom where she designs her bespoke interior concepts, makes handprinted wallpapers, showcases her textile ranges and invites people to come to disuss future collaborations.
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