Tips and trends for bringing
playful paper into your space
Dara Caponigro knows her interiors. Serving as the former editor-in-chief of Veranda, and the decorating editor at Domino, she now works as the creative director of Schumacher, bringing her keen eye for design to the wallpaper space. Here, she gives us fresh ways to add a dose of wallpaper to your own home, whether it’s a pop of color in an unexpected spot, or a graphic statement on a solo wall, wallpaper is the perfect way to add a playful element to any space. The dozen wallpapers pictured below are available through your interior designer at Schumacher. Visit www.fschumacher.com
Go For the Unexpected
“Let your creativity run wild. You’d be surprised where you can install wallpaper. These bi-fold doors went from boring to beautiful with a chic flower pattern.” Ottoman Flower wallpaper.
“I love how interior designer Celerie Kemble turned a bathroom into a lush, lively space with tropical wallpaper. She cut out fronds to extend on the ceiling for added surprise.” Tropical Isle wallpaper.
Feeling the Fabrics
“We can paper back just about any fabric if the look you want doesn’t come in wallpaper or if you’re craving extra dimension.” Incomparable Moire wallpaper.
To the Top
“Vertical stripes are the perfect way to make your ceilings soar.” Zanzibar Trellis wallpaper.
Mix & Match
“For the deliciously exotic look of the Colony Palm Hotel’s restaurant in Palm Springs, interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, layered pattern upon pattern for the perfect mix and match look.” Topkapi wallpaper and Sultan’s Trellis wallpaper.
“If you want just a dose of pattern, consider framing wallpaper panels as art.” Chinois Palais wallpaper.
“Wake up a room with a graphic statement by covering just one wall. It anchors a space and serves as a captivating focal point.” Pearl River in Blues wallpaper.
All About the Charm
“All-over pattern is perfect in dormer rooms and creates instant charm.”A-Twitter in Summer wallpaper.
Going in Circles
“With ceilings, make sure to avoid directional patterns where there’s a clear top and bottom to the design. This ceiling fixture framed by a circular print is pure genius.” Feather Bloom Grasscloth wallpaper.
“Sometimes a subtle whisper of pattern and texture is all it takes to transform and elevate a room.” Woodland Silhouette Sisal wallpaper.
“Large-scale designs in petite areas such as powder rooms give a glamorous punch and create an enchanting, jewel box effect.”
Lotus Garden wallpaper.
“Give life to overlooked spaces like closets, hallways and stairwells. This hallway springs to life when treated with pattern.” Blommen wallpaper.