Not Your Grandmother’s Wallpaper

Today’s wallpaper is vastly different than days of old. It adds dimension and texture, and when used purposefully, it speaks for itself. From hand-painted designs to elaborate digital creations, evocative wallpaper patterns are a visual art. Here are a few thoughts from our local experts …

“Patterned wallpaper is like whipped butter icing on the cake; it’s delectable in small quantities. There are so many wonderful, playful patterns and textures available now, and my most favorite placements for them are bedroom headboard walls, powder rooms and quaint entries.”
KATE BINGER,
DWELLING

“I love working with wallpapers that inspire me. This paper evokes the landscapes and history of the American West. I was drawn to the creative arrow pattern and thought it would fit perfectly with the comfortable, modern mountain style I envisioned for our home.” This Shooting Star home is meticulously cared for by The Clear Creek Group.

JENNIFER TONKEL,
HOMEOWNER/DESIGNER

“The reflective wallpaper complements the white-bronze accents and gives glamour to the moody merlot powder room. The organic pattern honors the natural architectural finishes of the home.”

JACQUE JENKINS-STIREMAN,
JACQUE JENKINS-STIREMAN DESIGN

“I present the use of patterned wallpaper to my clients as an opportunity to truly highlight their personalities in their design choices. Also, the powder room is an excellent place in the home to separate from the overall design aesthetic and add some punch. In this case, my client fell in love with this whimsical pattern, which added splashes of color and even tied in the beautiful bronze fixtures. So much fun!”

COLLEEN McFADDEN-WALLS,
COLLEEN MCFADDEN-WALLS INTERIOR DESIGN

“The subtle gold flecks within this cork wallpaper create interest in a small powder room. The application used here balances the texture of the vanity without competing with it. Wallpaper varies as much as one’s personality, so it’s important to match each wallpaper to the individual project.”

– STOCKTON + SHIRK INTERIOR DESIGN

“There is a harmony between elements … This linen-backed wallpaper complements the texture and color palette of the stone sink and reclaimed-wood doors, adding warmth to the space.”

RUSH JENKINS, WRJ DESIGN