Muros has been delighted to help Christchurch residents discover a silver lining to their rebuild dramas with innovative home decor ideas.

Here, Muros Black Wedgewood offers a stunning new visual perspective to the entrance of a modern Papanui home. The new 3d Wedgewood range was selected to work within set specifications and to complement the chic décor and design of the newly renovated home.

In assessing the earthquake damage and undertaking repairs, the home owners saw an opportunity to upscale their Christchurch home on the design-front. Further, they were looking for a product that would work in a limited space, down a staircase, and that could be installed on multiple wall faces.

In an earthquake zone the wall texture needed to be strong, but lightweight to minimise the risk from further shakes and earth movement. In a hallway and down a stairway the finish needed to be durable and hard-wearing. The light and flexible, yet resilient Muros Wall Panels were able to achieve all this and more.

The entry to the home, with a large light open-architectural layout, was the obvious location to make a bold statement. In looking for that ‘wow’ factor to line the walls, interest was sparked in the new Muros Black Wedgewood design with its long, thin layers of irregular-shaped, weathered ‘wood’.

Despite the design having only recently being released as a sample, Muros was able to supply the necessary wall panels to meet the required timeframe from its reliable European supplier.

The Muros Wedgewood 3d wall panels were neatly installed along the entrance hallway, around a sharp ‘arrow head’ corner and up the side of a two-storey staircase. While working in the confines of a staircase with banister, and around a tight ‘hair-pin’ corner, the jagged style of tightly-packed wood segments cleverly created an illusion of depth while achieving the necessary space-saving.

The Muros Wedgewood range is a contemporary new wood veneer featuring natural wood grain texture, rough-sawn edges, aged timber (and the occasional knot). In addition to black, the range is also available in anthracite, earth and washboard white colours.