Wallpaper – Go Big or Go Home

The power of wallpaper can be dramatic and bold. Its various patterns, color and textures can give any wall character and life. Many times a large pattern or a pattern with color is just what a room needs. But keep in mind, proportion and scale are key elements to the success of any room.


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When considering¬†wallpaper for your space, it can be added to just one wall or all the walls of a room…or maybe just the ceiling if so desired. Do not underestimate the impact and impression wallpaper has in a room. It can act as artwork for wall all on its own.

Wallpaper and murals have been in the midst of a resurgence in the past several years. Murals have life to them and often tell a story as shown here in this room.


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This Seabrook wallpaper was added to my client’s powder room off of the kitchen area for added drama and personality.


Designer Benjamin Dhong uses these mural panels of clouds from Cole and Sons to highlight this niche.

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Off the Wall: Schumacher Wallpaper

Celerie Kemble, acclaimed interior designer, introduced her new line of wallcoverings and fabrics exclusively for Schumacher.  These wallcoverings have caught my eye not only for the stylized designs on sisal ground, but for the scale and colors of these patterns. This pattern is even more beautiful in person for the pictures do not do it justice.

Feather Bloom Wallcovering - Schumacher

The Feather Bloom pattern, shown here in the Atlanta showroom at ADAC, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, is by far one of my favorite wallcoverings to date. Available in four colors, this pattern with its over-scaled petals in the emerald colorway is truly brilliant. It also come in a beautiful blue color that is indeed a true winner.

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The Ripple wallcovering ( shown above right ) has a play on the ever-popular zebra stripe. It also is printed on a sisal ground paper. The fact that it runs in a horizontal direction makes me want it even more. This pattern is available in three more colors.

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The ancanthus stripe paper forms a stripe pattern on a sisal paper. Available in five colors, the turmeric colorway is featured in the Schumacher showroom in Atlanta.

Schumacher Wallcovering - Acanthus Stripe