Wallpaper has always held a special place in my heart. Growing up, I had the classic Laura Ashley wallpaper and trim in my bedroom - made even more special because of the name! (and I had a good friend named Ashley - I mean, who didn’t in the 80s and 90s?)
Wallpaper was a big design aspect in traditional colonial homes, too. Every traditional Living Room and Dining Room - that you only used for special occasions - was wallpapered. I don’t know what it was like in other parts of the US but that was how it was in New Jersey & New York. Fast forward a few years (decades) and you saw the trend of wallpaper be replaced by stencils, murals and faux finishes.
In 2020, you saw a lot of new trends/old trends resurface - to my delight. I love pattern and color and wallpaper combines both! Textile designers have really embraced wallpaper and there are endless options when looking for wallpaper options. Some sources I love are Schumacher (a classic), Chelsea Lane (here locally in West Palm Beach), and Rifle Paper (iconic).
I’ve been fortunate enough to have a few clients ready to embrace the “new” wallpaper movement. Some are subtle with just a grasscloth texture, some are bold and splashy and really take on new energy and are the focal point for the space. I love all of them ~ and everything in between.