Wallpaper Love

August 18, 2014

By Lynda Simonton

If you questioned whether or not wallpaper was “in” or “out” you don’t have to look further than New England Home’s July/August issue for your answer. Beautiful papers graced the walls of almost every home we featured. Most of these papers were printed on natural materials such as sea grass and sisal, so rich texture is front and center. Prints too, were represented, and they were utterly charming.

Here is a quick round-up of some of the papers featured in the magazine and a resource reference to where they came from.

Classic Greek key design in a bold blue printed on natural sisal punches up the powder room of a shingle style house on Boston’s North Shore.

Blue Powder Room Honey Collins

Photography by Bruce Buck

schumacher greek key

Schumachers’ Greek Key Sisal

The dining room of the same house is swathed in a wallcovering from the Philip Jeffries Rivets collection. The masculine paper adds texture and bit of metallic shine.

shingle style dining room

Photography by Bruce Buck

phillip jeffries rivets

Image courtesy of Phillip Jeffries

Elementi from Zoffany in Fig is printed with metallic inks so the paper adds a bit of sparkle to this yummy dining room.

zoffany fig

Photography by Bruce Buck

zoffany elementi

Zoffany’s Elementi

This sitting room personifies country-chic thanks to a sophisticated pattern and color mix. The wallpaper is Farrow & Ball’s Ranelagh.

county chic sitting room

Photography by Laura Moss

farrow and ball ranleigh

Image courtesy of Farrow & ball

Philip Jeffries’ grasscloth in a bold orange enlivens the walls of a cozy television room of a Western Massachusetts farmhouse.

tangerine grasscloth

Photography by Laura Moss

phillip jeffries african raffia

Photo courtesy of Phillip Jeffries