Wallpaper is making a comeback – but the designs are all new
“What colour?” shouldn’t be the only question asked when redoing wall treatments, especially since now more than ever gorgeous wallpaper is at our fingertips. So consider the under-asked question, “what pattern?” and read on for our suggestions.
Lay It On
Layers of translucent and metallic tissue paper give the Relic collection from Calico its timeless patina and hand-applied look. Tabla, $34/sq ft., at NewWall.
A paint spill by Toronto surface designer Robert Sangster turns this wall treatment into a never-boring sight to behold. Poured, $15/sq ft, at rollout.ca.
Created by UK graphic designer, Simon Page, this kaleidoscopic pattern is a daring statement for just about anywhere. Cuben Rounded, by Flavor Paper, from $12/ sq ft, at Are & Be.
Age of Aquarius
Made by melting tie die ice cubes onto fabric, this dreamy backdrop brings a pleasant wash of colour to kids’ bedrooms. Peace Purple, $4/sq ft, at muralswallpaper.com.
Until recently, these hand-painted wall coverings by Toronto’s Moss & Lam were only glimpsed in froufrou hotels – now, they adorn homes as well. Geo, price upon request, at primaverafurnishings.com.