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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


Delicate backdrop

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

3. NASHIRA WALL COVERING by Omexco, non-woven textile, 100 cm W, sold to the trade only; TOWN Studio, Denver

“I love the fact that people are willing to mix it up and utilize wallpaper as a way to add an extra layer of design to their home.”—Jeremy Dowling, TOWN Studio

Metallic with 3-D texture

4. CELEBRITY WALL COVERING by Elitis, available in two styles and various colors, 135 cm W, sold to the trade only; TOWN Studio, Denver


Seriously fun

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

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