Trends | Off the Wall | Nov 2016

No longer a backdrop to artwork and large-screen televisions, walls have taken center stage themselves, as wallpaper is the new frontier in home furnishings. From established brands and celebrity designer launches to eco-friendly materials, historical references and modern looks, today’s wallpaper patterns provide a plethora of stylish choices.—Andrea Lillo


  • TempaperGenevieveGorder
    From designer Genevieve Gorder’s new collection, Intersections Urban Bronze offers a copper shimmer in a striking geometric design. It is removable.
  • MDCWallcovering ThomFilicia
    MDC Wallcovering
    Designer Thom Filicia debuted his collection earlier this year. The 13 designs include Latitude Trellis, a large-scale geometric print.
  • SustainableMaterials PatternTiles
    Sustainable Materials
    While not wallpaper, Pattern Tiles still dress up the wall, as these three-dimensional tiles of renewable cork allow the color of the wall to show through.
  • RootCellarDesigns BioCell
    Root Cellar
    Designs Bio Cell is one of the company’s new wallpaper designs, available in three colors.
  •  Candice Olson Decadence
    York Wallcoverings
    From its designer series, Dreamscape uses pearlescent and metallic inks. It’s in the Candice Olson Decadence collection.
  • FourSpaces Peggy
    Made from recycled cork and old candy wrappers, the Peggy design is flame-, water- and stain-resistant.
  • Farrow&BallArcade
    Farrow & Ball
    One of three 1940s-inspired patterns introduced to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary, Arcade is a playful spin on the classic curved motif.