It takes a certain level of commitment to transform a wall with a bold pattern or color. From delicate hand-painted scenes to brash modern geometrics, wallpaper has returned to Brooklyn interiors.
The choices are endless and not a few are from homegrown Brooklyn wallpaper designers.
Wallpaper can transform a bland vanilla box or enhance a more historic interior. The walls of many Brooklyn homes almost seem to demand pattern — the rich woodwork, high ceilings and ornate mantels of the late 19th century are a perfect complement to highly ornamental papers.
Here are some papered Brooklyn interiors that have caught our eye recently.
A pineapple-patterned wallpaper was selected by interior designer Casey DeBois for a whimsical touch on stair risers in a Prospect Heights home.
A curvaceous stair is complimented by an overscale print in an interior by Fearins Welch.
A scenic wallpaper in a bedroom niche acts as a dramatic headboard in a design by Big Prototype.
The dining room of this 1850s Brooklyn Heights townhouse features a paper from the renowned Zuber company, a French manufacturer founded in the late 18th century and known for producing hand-painted scenes.
Interior design firm Chango & Co. used an English paper to give this Park Slope powder room a dose of color and pattern.
The entry of a Prospect Lefferts Garden limestone is adorned with a custom-colored paper from Brooklyn’s Flavor Paper.
CWB Architects transformed a Brooklyn Heights rowhouse, including turning a top-floor bedroom into an imaginative child’s retreat with a woodland paper.
A dramatically dark floral is just one of the bold choices in the Bed Stuy home of singer Santigold.
A hand-finished silk wallpaper adds a delicate touch in a Park Slope sitting room. The interiors of the 19th century Italianate house were given a makeover by Roman & Williams.
No roundup of Brooklyn wallpaper would be complete without the popular “Brooklyn Toile” from Flavor Paper.
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