Brooklyn Homes Go Bold With Wallpaper

Jocelyn Warner paper in a Heights bathroom by Elizabeth Roberts. Photo by Dustin Askland


    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.

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    Photo via Fearins Welch

    A curvaceous stair is complimented by an overscale print in an interior by Fearins Welch.

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    Photo via bigprototype

    A scenic wallpaper in a bedroom niche acts as a dramatic headboard in a design by Big Prototype.

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    Photo via Corcoran

    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.

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    Photo by Brett Beyer

    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.

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    Photo via Compass

    A dramatically dark floral is just one of the bold choices in the Bed Stuy home of singer Santigold.

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    Photo via Core

    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.

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    Photo by Jen Brister

    No roundup of Brooklyn wallpaper would be complete without the popular “Brooklyn Toile” from Flavor Paper.

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