The Materials Guide: Wallcoverings
When it comes to decorating walls, Jeremy Dowling wants everyone to know that wallpaper has transcended from grandma to Gaga. “There are a lot of folks who associate wallpaper with the mylar covering that was in their nanny’s basement,” says Dowling. “It’s just not that way anymore.” Dowling, who works at TOWN in the Denver Design District, is seeing a proliferation of wallpaper on ceilings and even in place of art.
He’s noticed an increased demand for textured wallcoverings, including metallic and men’s suit patterns like tweed and linen. Also on the rise are digitally printed wallcoverings, which offer versatility in design and often, a lower price tag.
1. ANDANZA WALLPAPER (Wallpaper as art installation, above) by Laundry Studio for Hygge & West, available in four colors, roll size 27" x 30', $140/roll; Covered Wallpaper, Denver
2. FEZ WALLPAPER by Justina Blakeney for Hygge & West, available in five colors, roll size 27" x 30', $145/roll; Covered Wallpaper, Denver
Textural, fabric-like pattern
Metallic with 3-D texture
5. FIGS WALLPAPER, available in six color ways, roll size 52 cm x 10 m, about $90/roll; MissPrint
Added design element
6. PIGEON WALLPAPER, available in two color ways, roll size 28" x 5 yards, $175/roll; Aimée Wilder