Whether adding paint or wallpaper, metallics can add a dash of glam to any style of home. The Osborne and Little gold and silver paper used in the photo above appears to be leather during the day, and shimmers with warm refection at night either with candles or conventional lighting. It plays dramatically with the lacquered walls. We have come a long way from completely hand painted papers dating back to the 15th century, to using hand-carved block designs to match continuous patterns in the 17th century, to abundant applications of modern times. And now removable Tempaper is always an option for the faint of heart. Click here for a great article in the LA Times to read a discussion on metallic wall coverings with design experts Oliver M Furth and Kelly Wearstler defining the trend.