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Trend Alert: Statement-Making Wallpaper
Bring the outside in with bold and blooming wallpaper in statement-making patterns.
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Sabi cladding (from $11 per square foot)—inspired by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which reveres organic and unrefined beauty—is made from reclaimed Pacific Northwest Douglas fir and hemlock beams.
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String Art by Rachael Ashe
Bold wallpaper can be a work of art, with its vivid colours and in-your-face patterns. Vancouver artist Rachael Ashe takes it one step further: her tactile yarn murals are elaborate wall art made of just string and tacks, a process she came up with after looking for an interesting and inexpensive way to create something for the walls of a start-up. “I think of the yarn murals as permanent pieces,” she says. Ashe custom-makes each one.
Turn your wall into a koi pond with Wall and Decò’s Tangerine wallpaper ($160 per square metre). The pretty design is scaled to fit your particular room dimensions.
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This vinyl Mattise wallcovering ($36.95 per linear yard) evokes the eponymous artist's whimsical cut-outs of nature's shapes–whorls, leaves, branches–plus in Bleu Ciel, the skies of his French home.
The creative minds behind Rollout’s wallpaper designs bring a stylized mix of foliage and floral motifs to the Indoor Garden pattern ($10 per square foot).
Biblioteca wallpaper ($310 U.S. per 4.8 square metres) by Ekaterina Panikanova for NLXL has woodland creatures and other natural-world elements, as if pressed between the pages of oh-so-many books–a library to peruse from your sofa.