I am sure I am not the only one who has noticed the trend for walls laid bare (not decorated). I find it all very comforting and it's a great excuse not to do the decorating.
I think I am confusing people here - I mean no paint or wallpaper
Fabric companies are using it,
photographic locations seem to demand it,
stylists love it,
I use it for some Ghost Furniture shots and
come to think of it I even the same effect in a corner of my cottage.