Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wallpaper - Yes, It's In Style!

One of the comments I heard most in my room at the ASID Showhouse this last month was "So, is wallpaper back in style?".  I was very surprised.  I guess most people don't read blogs and magazines like I do, so they've missed the memo on that.  Yes, it is in style, not only never went out of style!  Designers have been using wallpaper forEVER.  It is a wonderful tool for bringing pattern and interest to a space and a quick way to personalize your home. 

My Showhouse bathroom, above, for a teenaged girl.  The wallpaper was the star.  It was so fun to see visitor's expressions on their faces when they turned to look into the bathroom and saw all that color and pattern. Photos by Miro Dvorscak. 

Okay, enough about my Showhouse room, I know I'm beating an old horse to death here.  Let's move on to see who else has been using wallpaper in fresh new ways in the past few years!

Melanie Coddington, her work just featured on Decorati's website.

Amanda Nesbit, House Beautiful

 Meg Braff, House Beautiful

 Tobi Fairley, her own entry hall, featured in Traditional Home

 Another room by Tobi Fairley, featured in AY magazine

 Tom Scheerer, House Beautiful

Michael Smith, House Beautiful

Schumacher just had a competition for the best use of their wallpaper by designers, Show Off Your Schumacher.  Designers from all over the world were invited to enter.  Here are the winners.

Kippie Leland, Leland Interiors, Inc. - Nashville, Tennesee

Christopher Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy, Inc – Palm Springs, California

Renée LeJeune Hallberg, RLH Studio – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Top Winner - Bronwyn Poole, Touch Interiors – Mosman, Australia

Need I say more?????

If you would like to incorporate wallpaper into the design of your home, contact Aston Design Studio for a consultation!

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Mary Ann Pickett said...

I think wallpaper usage did drop (whereas grasscloths picked up) but when I worked for Scalamandre about five/six years ago...there was a big increase again in sales (I was in south florida--and my territory included Palm Beach and Naples). I DO love it. Especially your gorgeous show house room.

Anonymous said...

I am so totally in love with wallpaper..the designs are stunning from bold graphics to lovely chinoiserie panels..they are so fresh and a great way to change up the look of a room...
good post...

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful wallpaper, Carla.
Thank you so much for your kind comments during this time.
Be back Monday.

designchic said...

Love the warmth and character that wallpaper brings to any room!!

Karena said...

Carla, I love the examples you have shown! Wallpaper is so beautiful and can make such a difference!

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Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

So funny, every time I mention wallpaper to a client they make the comment "is it really coming back"? These are all beautiful examples of just how wonderful it makes a space.

Red Door Home said...

I have so many pictures in my files of pretty spaces with wallpaper yet I do not have one room in my house which has wallpaper. I have always loved the larger patterns and agree that it never really went out of style - it is just the patterns which have changed.

LongIslandWeddingOfficiant said...

I love your wallpaper design

Donna said...

Some of the wallpapers are so beautiful but not a hit here in Charlotte. My clients try to remove it and prefer just gorgeous color!

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous! I'm loving the last one too! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

Linda @ theLENNOXX said...

oh I love it!! It's so refreshing to see wallpaper used in bathrooms, I was really getting tired of the floor-to-ceiling tiles. And your showhouse bathroom is so beautiful, I'd take that over mine in a heart beat. AND I totally agree, wallpaper never went out of style =D

xox Linda

DecRenew Interiors said...

Wallpaper is like paint, it changes a room dramatically if done well!

Kathryn said...

Love your Showhouse bathroom. That wallpaper is gorgeous!

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