There are some that would argue wall coverings never went out of favor with designers, and others that insist it’s been out for some time and is now making a grand re-entrance on the design scene.
Wherever you are on the topic, there are some stunning examples of wall paper available today. Our home is currently paperless, but some of these beauties have me pondering a room that would benefit from a new look.
One of the newer ideas (to me) are maps that are custom made into wallpaper. Wallpapered is a company out of England that creates panels custom fit to the wall you are wanting to paper. They can do historic/antique, world or street maps. I particularly love this example as it’s a historic map of London [my favorite city in the world].
Another innovative wallpaper idea that I found is the Phillip Jeffries Enchanted Woods paper. This is not a very vivid image of the ‘Bestowed Birch’ pattern that made me stop and look, and I was unable find an image of a room papered in this, but I believe the texture is that of an actual tree. I could see this as an effective addition of texture in a room. To some it might be more of a lodge look, but I don’t think it has to be.
This bold black and white paper is really pretty. (I’ve seen this in quite a few rooms online, but I couldn’t find the name of the manufacturer, if you know drop me a line). I believe, in this image, they’ve installed it in the foyer and up the stairs. With the white in the room it really livens up the area. This paper could work in a contemporary setting as well as a more traditional one.
Here it is in blue and white, don’t you love it on this landing?
Carol Glasser used this beautiful wallpaper in the foyer of her home in Montecito. It’s such a pretty color, especially paired with the demi lune and accessories. The mirror is stunning.
Bathrooms are my favorite place for wallpaper. It can really make a statement no matter the size of the bathroom.
Same goes for bedrooms, don’t you love the matching custom linens with the wallpaper? Such an inviting room.
Want a library, but there isn’t enough room for bookshelves? Try this…
Joni, of Cote de Texas fame recently did a wonderful post on a lighting designer in Amsterdam, Holland. His showroom is a show stopper with the unique lamps he designs and this beautiful red wallpaper.
Read more about design trends for 2015 HERE.
So what are your thoughts on wallpaper. Do you have rooms that are wallpapered that you love? If you did without wallpaper for a time, are you ready to make the commitment again?
I always enjoy your comments. xo, Karen