Hi, BEG. You can yell at me. I sent her to a nationally recognized expert from Maine who is also a contributing editor to Old House Journal. You might check out HistoricHomeWorks.com.
By the way, the fabric covered walls you talked about in another post were common at one point in time. I believe that many rooms in the White House in Washington were done the same way. Some decorators have tried to get the same look by applying fabric to drywall with a heavy coating of starch. Don't know much more about it though.