Plump Pineapple

Large-scale pineapples on the entry hall’s Studio Printworks wallpaper are almost as tall as six-year-old Prentiss.

Interior Design: Katie Brown

Perfectly Pink

Crisscross- and trellis-patterned fabric and wallpaper, both from China Seas, envelop the master bedroom in soft pink.

Interior Design: Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat

Great Outdoors

A hand-blocked Zuber wall covering depicting a French landscape enhances the breakfast room’s connection to the outdoors.

Interior Design: Timothy Corrigan

Salmon & Seaweed

Designer Katie Ridder’s “Seaweed” wallpaper in lavender is featured in the butler’s pantry of the Hampton Designer Showhouse.

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Interior Design: Kate Ridder

Buttery Yellow

“It all started with the wallpaper,” says designer Keith Carroll. “When I saw it, I was intrigued. It looked very traditional but upon closer look was quite out there!” The Scalamandré “Chien de Pompeii” wallpaper in buttercream adorns what Carroll calls “the bedroom of world travelers with great taste.”

Interior Design: Keith Carroll

Malchalite Mood

At the 2012 Holiday House Designer Showcase, “Malchalite” wallpaper from Fornasetti for Cole & Son draws the eye in Lee W. Robinson’s Chinese New Year room.

Interior Design: Lee Robinson

Floral Forest

Wrapped in a hand-blocked linen fabric with red flowers, the guest bedroom features a French Suite that includes a settee and matching chairs. The paper-backed fabric is a Jim Thrope antique hand-print.

Interior Design: Jack Fhillips

Artsy & Ethereal

Walls in this artist’s studio are covered in a kaleidoscopic Idarica Gazzoni wallpaper that somehow manages to be simultaneously dramatic and ethereal.

Interior Design: Joe Lucas and Parrish Chilcoat

Glorious Green

A floral paper in green and metallic gold directs the palette in this bedroom. The Brewster paper is from designer Jack Pole’s unique wallpaper boutique, wallpaperyourworld.com, which offers timeless designs in a sustainable format.

Interior Design: Jack Pole

Pop of Pink

A wall of “Mardale” red floral wallpaper by Cowtan & Tout enlivens the otherwise neutral master bath.

Interior Design: Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat

Elegant in Emerald

The mouthwatering hues of an emerald green de Gournay wallpaper lend themselves to unpredictable pairings like daring orange, a color drawn from the silk background.

Interior Design: Melissa Warner

Traditional Toast

“Woolverston Toast” wallpaper by Cole & Son is a gorgeous traditional print in a neutral hue.

Dainty Details

Blue-and-white Osborne & Little chinoiserie wallpaper with a metallic sheen dresses up a tiny guest bedroom.

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Interior Design: Julie Massucco Kleiner

Pump it Up

Striped wallpaper by Dedar in creamy ivory and gold pumps up the walls in the dining room. Turquoise backs on the dining chairs provide a dramatic contrast.
 
Interior Design: Megan Perry Yorgancioglu

Flora & Fauna

Hand-painted wallpaper from Fromental in a delightful green is eye-catching in the entry.

Interior Design: Samantha Todhunter

Vintage Vibes

Ivory and gold “Madrid” wall covering by Scalamandré and a chandelier from Century Lighting give the master bedroom a vintage feel.

Interior Design: Martin Horner

Cute Creatures

“When I saw the Lulu DK embroidered animal print, I knew I had to cover the walls with that,” says interior designer Carla Lane. The playful fabric became the springboard for this blue-and-green nursery.

Interior Design: Carla Lane

Candy Crush

Fanciful “Tamara” wallpaper from Osborne and Little coordinates perfectly with myriad jars of similarly colored candies.

Gray Scale

Art Nouveau-style wallpaper from Cole & Son in the master bedroom complements a vintage Eames chair.

Blue Hues

Creating a subtle backdrop for the turquoise chest of drawers is “Vizir” wallpaper from Princes & Crows.

Retro Appeal

Lively wallpaper by China Seas wraps the room in a high-contrast cream-on-brown pattern with retro appeal.

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Mighty Mural

Elegant scenic wallpaper from de Gournay is above the wainscoting. It honors the homeowner’s old-world sensibility, but in a youthful, kicky palette of orange and pink.

Interior Design: Ruthie Sommers

Powerful Pattern

“Orchid” Cole & Son wallpaper covers just one wall in the den to avoid overpowering the small space.

Shimmery Setting

Dramatic, shimmery, hand-painted wallpaper from de Gournay is the star of this elegant dining room. Design tip: Make the most of a wallpaper’s background. The light and airy base color plays up reflective accessories that enhance its luxurious shimmer.

Interior Design: Gerald Pomeroy

Serene Setting

In her room at the 2011 Holiday House Designer Showcase, Eileen Kathryn Boyd digitally printed a lavender watercolor for use as a serene and spellbinding wall covering. “Because the architecture is all squares and panels, I wanted to overlay it with something organic that had movement and flow,” she explains.

Interior Design: Eileen Kathryn Boyd

Soothing Bedroom

A soft-blue tufted headboard from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams set the tone for the master bedroom. Rose-patterned wallpaper designed by Ted Tyler is soothing in shades of muted gray.

Interior Design: Mariette Himes Gomez and Brooke Gomez

Corn Bred

Brunchswig & Fils’ corn-motif wallpaper in the entry honors homeowner Kristi’s Indiana roots.

Interior Design: Kristi M. Nelson

Punchy Paper

In the butler’s pantry, patterned wallpaper from Meg Braff Designs packs a punch. “I liked the idea of something nautical and summery yet sophisticated,” says Braff. “I love adding pattern to the walls when there is little other decorative interest in the room.”

Interior Design: Meg Braff

Haute Herringone

The large dining room is all about high drama and fun. Using overscaled elements—a herringbone wallpaper by Idarica Gazzoni, a Swedish-style carved mirror, and a large antique dining table—sets a lively mood for parties.

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Interior Design: Joe Lucas

Glamorous Gold

The bedroom’s palette—gold, coral, and creamy white—creates a warm glow. “Auska” wallpaper from Osborne & Little is simply elegant.

Interior design: Melissa Warner

Crabby Cute

In the 2011 Hampton Designer Showhouse, Katie Ridder’s whimsical yet modern “Crab” wallpaper lines the rear hall adjoining the kitchen.

Interior Design: Katie Ridder

Silver Scene

In the dining room, de Gournay custom wallpaper sets the scene, while an antique crystal chandelier and sconces add dazzle, with a simple sisal rug serving as a quiet backdrop.

Interior Design: Carrie Hayden

Moody Blues

A custom table, 1970s Lucite-and-brass bar stools, and Farrow & Ball “Silvergate” wallpaper create a glamorous corner in the billiards room.

Interior Design: Melanie Elston

Light & Lovely

A pretty and whimsical wall covering livens up the Swedish-inspired dining room.

Interior Design: Lillian August

Nice & Neutral

“Safran” print by Designer’s Guild from Osborne & Little covers the walls in Sela Ward’s light-filled work space.

Interior Design: Ann Runyon Carter

Garden Green

In this cheery sitting room, an Osborne & Little wallpaper is “a dizzy contemporary version of papers from the period between the wars in Britain,” says designer Ellen Hamilton.

Interior Design: Ellen Hamilton

Simple Silver

To complement the “Charleston Damask” wallcovering by Ronald Redding and define the perimeter in style, painted white wood floors are bordered in silver-leaf stripes.

Interior Design: Gail Plechaty

Trellis Time

In the master bedroom, walls covered with Kelly Wearstler’s trellis paper are complemented by Celerie Kemble’s “Hot House Flowers” linen print on the headboard, pillows, chairs, and a bench.

Interior Design: Tobi Fairley

Zebra Zig-Zag

Wallpaper with leaping zebras, Scalamandré’s signature print, and shimmering golden accents—mirror, fixtures, and lighting—jazz up the powder room.

Interior Design: Melissa Warner

Lovely & Ladylike

A floral wall covering provides texture, while yards upon yards of salmon silk taffeta from Scalamandré decorate the windows in this strictly feminine space.

Interior Design: Nancy Pearson

Clean Green

Clarence House wallpaper in green adorns the master bath’s walls; a French antique stained glass window lights up the space.

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Exuberant Blue

The dining room’s exuberant wallpaper is from Cole & Son, while simple matchstick blinds relax formality.

Interior Design: Jeff Andrews

Pleasantly Pale

Of the Schumacher wallpaper chosen for the dining room, homeowner Sallie says it’s “very pale and old-fashioned.”

Whimsical Wallpaper

Along with its black marble sink surround and painted black-framed mirror, the handsome powder room features a whimsical tree-patterned wallpaper from Donghia.

Interior Design: Gail Plechaty

Easter Egg Turquoise

Turquoise velvet damask covers a fanciful chair, and a geometric Osborne & Little wallpaper patterns the walls in the Easter-themed room of the 2011 Holiday House Designer Showcase.

Interior Design: Jennifer Duneier

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Wonderful Wall Coverings

Some have beautiful murals, some have bold graphics, and others add subtle shimmer. We’re talking about wall coverings. Click through to see how these gorgeous patterns can accentuate any space.

Written and produced by Julianne Hilmes
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Floral Forest

Wrapped in a hand-blocked linen fabric with red flowers, the guest bedroom features a French Suite that includes a settee and matching chairs. The paper-backed fabric is a Jim Thrope antique hand-print.

Interior Design: Jack Fhillips

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