Genius Wallpaper


I love wallpaper for the way it injects pattern and personality into every space, but I often think about how tedious it is to hang (and how wasteful its remnants can be!). But then I spotted Wall & Deco, an Italian company that specializes in custom-sized wall murals, all fit to the perfect size and scale of your desired room. And I can now safely say, I’m hooked.

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Why Don’t You…?

… embrace pattern to the max?

In the above photo, there are no less than three classic patterns competing: polka dots, leopard print and a modern cross-stitch interpretation. So why does it work?

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A Polka Dotted Lawn

If ever there was a Pattern of the Year award, 2013′s is undoubtedly the polka dot. Gaining steam since fall of 2010, the polka dot has decorated the likes of clutches, sweaters, lamps, rugs and blankets all season long – and doesn’t seem to be ceasing in a near moment.

Yet my favorite interpretation of the polka dot isn’t a product – it’s a place

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Pattern and Punch

Interior Designer Kelly Behun, with artist Alex P. White, has curated a bold new exhibit at R 20th Century Gallery in NYC titled After. Known for her work with high powered clients such as Rupert and Wendi Murdoch and Ian Schrager, the show includes limited-edition pieces from Kelly Behun Studio as well as work from seven additional artists. ‘Generally drawn to strong shapes and clean, almost architectural lines’, Ms. Behun brings a strong history of collaboration with artists to this new show.  The installation is beautifully composed; a dynamic display of pattern, varied scale and graphic imagery. Presenting a monochromatic palette, one can feel the energy and visual punch almost jump off the page of the photography of the exhibited work.

The resultant outcome of the project is Kelly Behun Studio’s introduction of a custom furniture collection. This is only the beginning. I look forward to seeing the promised work that is yet to come.

Images and excerpt sourced at modernluxury.com and r20thcentury.com.

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Patterned Floors: Two Ways

When it comes to flooring, you can do one of two things: (1) go big, or (2) go home. But the good news? Either option can make for a beautiful space. Take a look at these two rooms, both using a gray/white patterned floor, but in very different ways:

Image Credit: Linda Bergroth via Annie Decor

In the photo above, the patterned floor is the star of the show. By keeping the walls, tiling and fixtures a neutral white (with natural accents), the floor can truly pop. Yet in the below photo, a gray and white floor blends into a space full of varied patterns and textures, creating a whimsical, eclectic aesthetic…

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