Anyone can install cork on the floor, but Moskow says the all-natural material makes a fine wall covering too. “It deadens sound and allows for easy pin-ups,” he explains. His cork of choice is Wicanders. The collection's manufacturer says cork's air-cell structure functions as a miniature sound and thermal insulator. Amorim Flooring North America, 410.553.6062; www.wicanders.com.
keith moskow, aia