If your walls could talk, they would probably say, “Man, I’m bored. And naked. “To curb these division issues, we brought together local designers (e.g. Brooklyn and beyond) who advocated the vertical art of wallpapering. From detailed illustrations (read: exquisite modern work) to sprawling Watercolors, these manufacturers know how they can affect interiors. Check out the list below and let us know who we’ve been missing. Look forward to more wallpapers in the near future.
Flat native marble wallpaper
Flat Vernacular: With one foot in the design world and one foot in the visual arts, Payton Cosell Turner and Brian Kaspr strike a fine balance at their Brooklyn-based covering company. They are known for their sticker paper installations (see below) but have made a wide range of more neutral papers. Something for everyone.
Flat Native Sticker Wallpaper
Flat Vernacular – An image from Sticker Paper installed in a New York townhouse. Image from Payton Turner’s page.
Flat native wallpaper design
Flat Vernacular – An insanely intricate installation of sticker paper at the McIntosh Gallery in London, Ontario. Watch a time-lapse of the installation.
Flat native medallion wallpaper
Flat Vernacular – Another eerie (yet truly adorable) installation uses false eyelashes as ink to create medallion shapes.
Flat Native Toile Wallpaper
Flat Vernacular – Toile De Derby: An irresistible version of Toile.
Trove Scenic Wallpaper
Treasure Trove: This Brooklyn couple specialize in traditional wallcoverings and wood veneers, mostly using muted tones for a subtle overall effect.
Trove bathroom wallpaper
Trove product designer Evan Clabots in his Brooklyn loft for Lifestyle Mirror. Askella 003 is on the bathroom wall.
Trove Bird Wallpaper
Trove – Indi 001 sets the mood in a dining room in the Pacific Palisades by Jackson Paige Interiors.
Trove Brushstroke Wallpaper
Trove – Auva 002 creates an eye line in a beautified bedroom.
Trove Moth Wallpaper
Trove – From the LATIMES piece of a bungalow converted by interior designer Kay Kollar in 1919: “A striking moth-patterned wall paneling from Trove is the first thing you see when you step into the entrance of the house.”
Bergdorf Goodman taste paper shop window
Flavor Paper: This is definitely the hippest paperer on the block. This is Mike Dee Brooklyn Toile’s company. We love her. Not just because they make an Andy Warhol license line, and not just because their installations include Bergdorf Goodmans, HBO headquarters, and the Wythe Hotel (with Williamsburg Toile, of course). Not even because the interior designer Lenny Kravitz has at least one house with flavor paper. But none of it hurts. Some of the magic resides in the brain of illustrator Dan Funderburgh who does a lot of the modern day quests like it was his job – ah, he got us there.
Taste Paper Toile Wallpaper
Flavor Paper – Chinatown Toile in the CSC Clubhouse in Vienna.
Flavor Paper Splash Wallpaper
Flavor Paper – Splish wallpaper that adds drama in a stairwell.
Taste Paper Brasilia Wallpaper
Flavor Paper – Brasilia (in collaboration with Lenny Kravitz) in Nathan Egan’s Hamptons Showhouse 2010.
Rachel Mosler and Nick Cope
Calico: From Decor Arts Now’s report, “While stranded in their Brooklyn attic during the storm, creative and life partners Rachel Mosler and Nick Cope came up with the idea of making marble wallpapers out of gilded metallics and paint.” The techniques they use make the largest marble wallpaper are called Suminagashi, a Japanese water-based ink process from the 12th century, and Ebru (Turkish for water painting).
Calico Black Marbled Wallpaper
Calico – Irie the cat poses with the Lunaris collection.
Calico Black and Gold Wallpaper
Calico – Night Collection paper in slate
Calico Wabi Wallpaper
Calico – Wabi Collection at Kips Bay Designer House 2014
Eskayel Tie-Dye Wallpaper
Eskayel: The self-proclaimed ‘surface design’ company Eskayel was founded in 2008 by Shanan Campanaro and shows art from her paintings. Since then, the prints have popped off the walls and onto other surfaces like textiles and stationery (and even iPhone cases!). You have an exclusive collection in collaboration with ABC Home and are actively participating in the 1% for the Planet Charity.
Taylor Tomasi Hill Apartment Wallpaper
Eskayel – Eskayel Wallpaper at Taylor Tomasi Hill’s APT with LSD in VOGUE and Net-A-Porter.
Eskayel bedroom wallpaper
Eskayel – Best Of Brooklyn Loft installation at Wanted Design x Industry City Eskayel. The house of the sisters Amanda and Claire Thomas (from Luv AJ or The Kitchy Kitchen) in Santa Monica with the wallpaper Kusafiri-Slate in The Coveteur.
Eskayel Coat Wallpaper