Not your grandmother’s wallpaper

October 3, 2010 § Leave a comment


I used to think wallpaper was limited to muted florals and tacky fruit & vegetable patterns (unfortunately used in kitchens across America)

…however, today there are tons of new wallpaper designs that are both beautiful and inspiring. Whether your style is modern or traditional, there is a wall paper pattern for you! So see for yourself and check out some of my favorite installations/designs:

Ann Getty uses a beautiful emerald and black chinoiserie paper, adding to the sense of opulent luxury in part with the gold-leafed moldings and fabulous antiques. While this space is very ornate, Getty has managed to create an environment that is still welcoming and lived-in.

I love, love, love this David Netto-designed living area! It shows how a more traditional-style wallpaper can work seamlessly with modern elements (especially those Barcelona chairs). His use of pattern in the wallpaper and the rug, though bold, look outstanding when complemented by one another.

Clarence House’s flowering quince looks wonderful in this entryway. It works well with the more traditional elements such as the moldings and banister but can also take on more of a modern-twist as seen by the ikat upholstered bench. As for the stuffed-animal goat? I’m at a loss for words…

I love the idea of the dining room & library as one. Not enough books? No problem! A couple rolls of this fun wallpaper can get you enough “books” to last you a life time.

via dwellers without decorators

Romo: Mirabel Line

the high contrast of the navy and white make this wallpaper bold and graphic; however when used in neutral tones (not pictured), this pattern tends to look more graceful and elegant.

Madison Humphrey: Dog Flock

I’m judging by the toy chest and the twin bed that the owner of this bedroom is definitely not an adult. I sure wish I could have lived in a room this elegant when I was 8… definitely gives off an uptown vibe.

modern yet classic, bold, graphic, timeless… you can never go wrong with Marikmekko.


Some other favorites not pitctured are:

*  Flavor Paper  * Fromental * Camilla Meijer * Romo: Kimura Line  *


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