Wallpaper is still on my wish list, and I’ve been on the lookout for patterns and colors that could potentially work somewhere in our house. Most of our rooms are neutral with touches of color, so going bold or graphic in a definite color would mean stepping way out of my box. To be honest, part of the reason I enjoy being a designer is working with clients who are ready for a change and want to go with something that’s a little more daring. Thankfully, those chances we’ve taken so far (sometimes with our fingers and toes crossed) have paid off.
For me, there’s a pretty good chance I’ll stick to what I know and have loved for many years and choose something that’s a little more subdued. I’ve learned over the years what works for me in the short term and what has staying power. Wallpaper is something that’s a little more permanent than changing out a colorful vase or pillow. But, for those of you who are willing to go all the way, I’ve found some wallpaper options that will take you there…
Perhaps it’s just because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but I’m really drawn to pink at the moment. I love this graphic Grata wallpaper design from York Wallcoverings. If I had a dressing room or my own walk-in closet, this is a wallpaper I would definitely consider.
Look how pretty and spring-like this watercolor peony wallpaper is from Anthropologie! I could see this in a powder room with white-painted wainscoting below or on the back of a bookcase or cabinet for a touch of color.
This black and white chevron patterned wallpaper by Schumacher is definitely a statement and sets the tone for the rest of the house. It doesn’t surprise me that it’s part of the Martyn Lawrence Bullard collection, a designer who is known for his bold interiors. This would take some serious commitment, but I’d love to visit this space now and again. You?
Farrow and Ball released 4 new wallpaper patterns for 2014. My favorite is chromatic stripe, which is a classic multi-colored vertical stripe. These wallpapers are created on high quality paper that has been hand-brushed with paint prior to the pattern being applied (in paint as well). As a result, each pattern has a unique textural quality that I truly appreciate. I love the bold turquoise found in this color way.
Galbraith and Paul’s Lotus wallpaper is printed in studio, resulting in a hand-blocked artisinal quality. I adore the richness of this plum and orange combination that feels fresh with it’s light background.
Would you be daring enough to try a bold patterned wallpaper like one of these? Have a favorite of the bunch?
Enjoy your day!
*Note- some of these wallpapers are available to the trade only. Please contact me if you are interested in finding out more. As well, purchasing some of these items through links in this post may mean I’ll earn a small commission at no extra cost to you- thanks!