There’s no denying that wallpaper is back, and a relatively simple way to add color and whimsy to your interior spaces.
But not every room may be wallpaper-ready. That’s why a small bath can be the perfect spot for a wallcovering that introduces bold pattern or color (or both!).
Recently, we worked with a client to choose a graphic black-and-cream damask pattern for a new powder room that we had designed as part of a whole house renovation.
Balanced with a bold black ceiling and shimmering chandelier, the wallpaper brings life to this classic small bathroom.
Here’s a closer look at the paper, manufactured by Graham and Brown. The pattern is Vintage Flock in Pearl/Black. The trim and wainscot are a custom mixed white by Benjamin Moore, and the ceiling is Benjamin Moore’s Twilight Zone in a pearl finish.
One of the best things about bold wallpaper is the way it can completely change the look and feel of a space. Like our client’s bath, this space has classic fixtures. But with Scalamandre’s Zebras patterned paper (shown here in Zanzibar Gold) it becomes a fun, colorful retreat.
In this powder room, the updated damask wallpaper in gold and turquoise softens the sharp edges and gives relief to the more modern fixtures chosen for the space. Yet it doesn’t overwhelm them.
Brass fixtures are also making a comeback in some applications, and in this lakefront home, the bold gold, cream and beige paper by Osborne and Little ties all the elements together.
Wallpaper can complement a more rustic look as well. This powder room in a Portland lake cottage features the Woods wallpaper by Cole and Son, which is a perfect linear counterpoint to all the rounded elements in the bath.
For the island hopper – or those who just wish they were – this fun Ralph Lauren “Out to Sea Map” paper carries out the theme without being kitschy.
Want help selecting the “just right” wallpaper for your project? Contact us for a consultation!