When it comes to interior design, I’m fickle, which is why I’ve never bothered to paint the walls in any apartment I’ve ever lived in. What if I get sick of the color? Or decide half way through that it should be a slightly lighter blue? That’s why I’m a big fan of removable wallpaper decals. They’re all the beauty of a wallpaper or paint job, with none of the permanency. Use them to create an accent wall, or highlight a favorite piece of furniture. And when you’re over it? No big deal, just peel ‘em off. No muss, no fuss. Keep reading »
Here’s one way to make your pad truly a home sweet home: by decorating your walls with Vivienne Westwood’s new wallpaper line. The designs, which were brought to life in partner with Cole & Son, actually take inspiration from Westwood’s runway creations and put some of her signature prints back on to the page. Rolls feature a rich terra cotta orange with green squiggles, illustrated white flowers against a black background, and graphic floral prints.
We’d imagine that, like Vivienne Westwood’s clothes, these wallpaper rolls are pretty pricey. Ah, say la vee. Still, good for decor inspiration. [Grazia] Keep reading »
Wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor wallpaper is too big of a commitment for us. And we’d rather be out and about on our weekends, not elbow-deep in wallpaper paste. But we’d still like something on our walls that’s more exciting than plain paint. This wall graphic is removable, so we don’t have to make a huge commitment. And it applies easily, so we’ll still get fresh air on the weekend. Now we’ve got another problem, though…trying to decide on a color. [$75, SupermarketHQ] Keep reading »
I’m not a huge fan of most accent walls—you know, the decorating technique where you paint one wall with a color and leave the other three some version of white. It always seems to scream, “This is the wall where I got crazy and really went for it!” Why not buck up and paint all four? If you hate it, it’s paint; you repaint it white.
But when I saw Jason Wu’s bedroom wall wallpapered in a gray floral paper, I had to eat my words. I loved it! Here’s why it works for me: The wallpaper acts like a stand-in for a wall of art. If I could pick a wall to put up a gorgeous De Gournay paper (it’s hand painted, heavenly, and hyper-$$$), you bet your ass I would. If I didn’t have to pay for it, that is. Keep reading »
What happens when you take Blik, an awesome wall graphics company, and combine it with Threadless, a quirky T-shirt design company? You get really awesome decals to decorate your wall, that’s what. These giant stickers aren’t kiddie fodder; They’re original and imaginative, breathing life into any boring bedroom or dreary office. And, you can vote on which design you want to see in wall-sticker form next on Blik’s website. [$50, Blik] Keep reading »
I adore this fishnet-style wallpaper designed by Jon Sherman and created by Flavor Paper. The hand-printed paper’s pattern is composed of the stockinged legs of retro ladies, and old school bustiers and panties decorate the squares where the design crisscrosses. The available colors are hot: fireball, gold, electric raspberry, and licorice. Unfortunately, at $150 for a 27″ x 15′ roll, this may not be the perfect wall covering for die-hard recessionistas. But can’t a girl splurge everywhere once in a while? [Cool Hunting] Keep reading »
Ninety-percent of the reason I want to own a house someday is so I can wallpaper every room in a different pattern. WalnutWallpaper.com sells wallpaper that is made from non-toxic materials such as water-based ink and untreated papers (no chemical waterproofing of any kind), not to mention wallpaper with some of the coolest and hard to find patterns I have ever seen. Designers include Allegra Hicks, Geoff McFetridge, and Neisha Crosland. After the jump are squares of a few of my faves. [WalnutWallpaper.com via EcoSalon.com] Keep reading »