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Fresh Faced & Fresh Pressed: Meet the Sisters Behind Tempaper

Dynamic sister duo and co-founders of Tempaper, Jennifer Matthews and Julia Biancella Au, have cultivated a new line of chic & organic temporary wallpaper for all our dorm and apartment needs.

Dynamic sister duo and co-founders of Tempaper, Jennifer Matthews and Julia Biancella Au, have cultivated a new line of chic and organic temporary wallpaper for all our dorm and apartment needs– Fresh Pressed by Tempaper. Between Jennifer’s creative mastery of graphic design and Julia’s impassioned business aspirations, it comes as no surprise that this powerhouse entrepreneurial pair expanded their elegant wallpaper decor empire to include “lighthearted, airy patterns” inspired by climates and designs from across the globe.

With the first removable wallpaper in NYC, Jennifer and Julia have revolutionized the way we think about home décor, especially for those of us who may move around frequently or rent their residences. Tastes change, people change, homes change– so wall décor doesn’t have to be forever! BWB sat down with Julia and Jennifer and found out what some of their tastes are at the moment, some temporary and some forever.

Jennifer and Julia posing together outdoors on a porch
YOUR INSPIRATION

For starting your business… To inspire consumers to create beautiful design. –Jennifer

How to be an effective leader… Lead by example, communicate clearly and listen. –Julia

How to stay creative in your business… Be open and curious. –Jennifer

YOUR CITY

What you love most… The beach! –Julia

Go-to lunch place… Local Urban Kitchen. Their green juices are the best!
Jennifer

Favorite stores (Beauty, fashion)… Sephora all the way! Urban Outfitters for my casual looks and Saksoff5th for chic, professional attire. –Julia

Jennifer and Julia sorting through Tempaper samples together

YOUR HOME

How to create an elegant home decor… Infuse the space with rich colors and mixed styles. –Julia

Favorite places to shop for the home… Article for furniture, pillows from West Elm, accessories from any given shop dependent on the piece that inspires me. –Jennifer

YOUR BEAUTY

Must-have skincare products (can be anything from body oil to what you do to stay energized)… Naturopathica’s Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream as well as their Aloe Cleansing Gel. After each use, you feel like you just walked out of a spa and they use 100% natural ingredients. –Julia

Favorite makeup products… Make up Forever Ultra HD Concealer and my trusty Mac Bronzer.  I have to add a beauty product because I love Goop’s Luminous Melting Cleanser paired with their provided organic linen cloth.
Jennifer

Favorite Perfume… Dolce & Gabbana light blue. Loyal customer since 2000! –Julia

Photos courtesy of Tempaper

Teresa Deely

Teresa Deely is a junior at Columbia University majoring in English and Creative Writing. As President of the Columbia University Glee Club, she loves to sing, make music, and celebrate multiple modes of artistic expression. She believes that one’s skin is yet another canvas and vehicle for art, and has loved styling her hair and applying makeup from a young age. While she has spent most of her time in educating youth and leading enrichment programs for children, she is highly motivated in discovering new ways to care for herself and sharing them with others.

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