Adventure Into the World of Wall Coverings
We've handpicked a collection of wall coverings that will spruce up any room. From Brett Beldock's sassy animal prints and fanciful florals to patterns by Eskayel which remain traditional with a modern approach to color and scale.
1. WALL FLOWERS
New York interior designer Brett Beldock’s namesake line of digital wallpaper, crafted from original photography printed on paper or clear plastic, embodies her signature layered and colorful style. The collection includes everything from sassy animal prints to fanciful florals. The mauvy-pink azaleas in Delicate Stripe, pictured, were taken in color and manipulated digitally to create an eye-catching three-dimensional effect. Brett Designs, 201 E. 87th St., NYC, 212-987-8270, brettdesigninc.com.
2. FRENCH CONNECTION
Textured wall fabrics, while trendy, can still be spectacular. I recently sourced a faux-leather croc pattern from Elitis that transformed a study into a clubby gentleman’s retreat. This French design house is le dernier mot in luxe modern wallcoverings and piqued my interest this year with new textured tonal styles and the intense, madcap energy of Azzurra Volcano, pictured here. Available at the Donghia Showroom (T), D&D Building, 979 Third Ave., NYC, 212-935-3713, elitis.fr.
I must confess: I love a pheasant feather. Readers of this magazine may recall the dramatic spray in my living room for the Connecticut Governor’s Residence. Naturally, I fell hard for the graphic beauty of Cavern Home’s Plume wallpaper. The designers behind this chic collection draw inspiration from the natural world, a traditional concept elevated by their fearless, modern approach to color and scale. A sophisticated standout. Available at The Future Perfect, 55 Great Jones St., NYC, 212-473-2500, cavernhome.com.
4. PATTERN PLAY
My clients are very sophisticated about their eco footprint, and Brooklyn-based Eskayel certainly rises to their exacting standards—to wit: a locally produced, non-vinyl alternative material hand-painted with water-based inks. I like them for their subtle, atypical patterns like the Culebra Cubic series. They also do exceptional custom color work. Available at the Studio Four Showroom, 900 Broadway, Suite 204, NYC, 212-475-4414, eskayel.com.
5. TREASURE TROVE
One of the key leaders in wallpaper’s stylish comeback is Trove, launched by two maverick artists and known for innovative materials (stone-ground calcium carbonate base, wax coatings) and haunting, photographic patterns like the wind-strewn poppies in Enyo (pictured). The effect is ethereal, edgy—like stepping into a Tim Burton dreamscape. Trove, 214 West 29th St., NYC (by appointment), 212-268-2046, troveline.com.