Experts weigh in on the myriad wonders of wallpaper
Andrea Maaseide, Allied ASID, Studio 320 Interior Design
We love incorporating wallpaper into a room, whether as the main focal point or the perfect background. Occasionally, wallpaper can be like art—a client falls in love and we make it work. But it is most often part of an overall design, determined by the clients’ space and lifestyle.
—Andrea Maaseide, Allied ASID Studio 320 Interior Design
DuVäl Reynolds, DuVäl Design, LLC
The main rule of thumb is to work with a trusted material that can withstand usage and changes in humidity. I work exclusively with commercial-grade vinyl—even in residential projects—to ensure quality and durability. I like to use wallpaper where it’s least expected; I’ve noticed bold prints are coming back.
— DuVäl Reynolds, DuVäl Design, LLC
Melanie Whittington, Whittington Design Studio
We love wallpaper! It can transform a space with character and dimension. We use it to cover a whole room, or as an accent wall, ceiling treatment or mural framed in wood trim. Bold patterns in tiny powder rooms deliver giant impact.
—Melanie Whittington, Whittington Design Studio
Sarita Simpson and Jason Claire, Interior Matter
Lately, we’re loving textured wall covering as a base layer, elevating a room but not overwhelming it. We enjoy texture and rich color; in smaller spaces like powder rooms and foyers we like larger, bold patterns. Of course, we always consider how artwork will layer on top of wall coverings.
—Sarita Simpson & Jason Claire, Interior Matter
Laura Fox, Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC
I love playing up small or unexpected areas with wall covering. Whether it’s an accent wall, a powder room or a vestibule, wallpaper can add great personality to a space. Vendors like Phillip Jeffries and Clarke & Clarke push the envelope with texture, pattern and three-dimensional images; velvet walls and nail-stud effects can now be achieved with wall coverings for a fraction of the cost.
—Laura Fox, Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC
Bonnie Ammon, Bonnie Ammon Interiors
Cathy Purple Cherry, Purple Cherry Architects
Jamie Merida, Jamie Merida Interiors
Barbara Hawthorn, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors
Laura Hildebrandt, Interiors by LH, LLC