Fresco is a flat, digitally printed wallpaper that mimics the subtle cracks and fissures that affect stuccoed works of art. Pearlescent polka dots play with perspective, flattening out the otherwise intricate, ethereal floral print.
Oregon-based Juju Papers prints all of its wallpaper with water-based inks on sustainably harvested paper. The patterns are folk art–inspired, but the colors are strictly au courant, like the neon orange (Pantone 805U) shown here in the “Sunset” combination.
Papering your walls with the paths and trees of Zig Zag is like decorating with large-scale works of art. Each roll is handscreened, giving the pattern a personal touch.
Screen printed in Portland by a multi-disciplinary collective that specializes in graphic and pattern design and art direction.
Whether you're planning on plastering an entire room, a feature wall, or simply adding a single panel of pattern, UK-based Lizzie Allen's hand-printed wallpapers are the perfect addition over plain old paint. While most of Allen's motifs are London-specific—royal guards, city gents, St. Paul's, red buses and black cabs—this depiction of jazz in New York's Central Park would work great to perk up any home here or across the pond. Check out her site for more information and designs!
If settling on the right shade of paint for a feature wall in your home has become a little overwhelming, we're big fans of this hand printed wallpaper from makelike for a fun fix. The Portland design studio's first collection—which also features dish towels, pillows, and posters—is themed around the Cactus, and this bright succulent pattern would be a nice addition to liven up any living room. All of makelike's products will be available from October this year.
- Dark walls can add a richness and warmth to a room like nothing else, but only when done right. This caveat creates a trepidation when it comes to deciding to go dark.