My top 10 favorite wallpapers of all time
Bold statement, i know.
This is less of a roundup and more of a ‘personal favorite list’. I love a lot of wallpaper but as far as what is my style and what i would personally be most likely to use in my house?
Well these are them.
From I saw this in last months Elle Decor or Living Etc, i forget and literally gasped. I caught my breath and kinda did a strange trembling thing. It’s just so beautiful. I couldn’t find the price, but i’m assuming that its a total fortune. But when i’m rich this is going in my guest bedroom.
2. Suzy Hoodless for Osborne and Little, Davidia
I’ve loved this wallpaper for 3 years, at least. Its just so fluid and has such intense energy. The scale is massive and the colors are perfect – bright green and silver metallic. This is less expensive (but still expensive, don’t get me wrong) and i will probably own it one day.
This picture does NOTHING for the beauty of this Fornasetti wallpaper. Its black, white and gold and totally over the top and crazy.
The only place i can seem to find it installed is on this screen:
But I’ve seen it in person and trust me its really amazing. I almost used it in Ian’s house where i put the black and white toile, but we priced it out and the cost of the paper alone was around $5000 for one wall, so its a bit to rich for my blood right now.
4. Florence Broadhurst.
If any of you guys don’t know her, get on board. She was an Australian designer in the ’50s and ’60s and created so many patterns that are still incredibly modern and fresh looking. Total genius.
It comes in a bunch of color ways but i love these blue and silver combos. They feel so happy and feminine and glamorous, but modern. Peruse them
5. Oh Joy, gold floral.
It’s no secret that i love this gold and white ‘Petal Pusher’ from designed by my friend Joy. And yes, she is my friend now, but wasn’t when i first fell in love with it and used it.
What’s so great about this paper is how the gold and ivory becomes a neutral when put up on the wall. It’s reflective and strangely quiet for a wallpaper.
It’s $125 a roll which makes it not cheap, but not expensive. That’s kinda the normal ’boutique’ wallpaper price. I recently used the dark grey and gold combo in a bookshelf niche that turned out amazing as well.
6. Osbourne and Little, ‘
This one below i’ve had my eye on for a long time.
It also comes in this colorway:
I know that a lot of these are going kinda regency, but i live in LA and regency is always ‘in’ here. It just fits.
7. Abigail Borg,
Her patterns are insanely beautiful. They are around $200 a roll, which isn’t crazy for how detailed they are. Every single one of them is so beautiful.
8. Madison and Grow in peacock.
This one does the same for me that Joy’s does. It is blue and pearlized ivory and is quiet and yet graphic. You can do a whole room in this and it isn’t too busy and it just feels really light and fresh and airy. West Elm used it in their catalog a couple years ago and i’ve wanted it ever since. Maybe i love it becasue i know that all of my furniture and accessories would look awesome with it.
I also love this color combo but its a bit more of a risk:
This company is awesome and i’ve used their wallpaper 5 times. That’s a lot of times, friends. Besides them being local and friendly and fast, i also love that i can customize the colors. You just give them a pantone chip or a paint color and they will print you a sample, get approval and then print whatever colors you want.
They have a ton of patterns and are always coming out with new ones. It’s a husband and wife team, and they have a new baby so i couldn’t be more supportive of them.
I’m sure i’m forgetting some, but these are the ones that have made me happy for years so i don’t think i’m going to get over them, which means they are officially my favorite.
10. Julie Rothman for Hygge and West.
Sometimes you have to use a wallpaper to truly fall in love with it. I knew i liked this paper, but once it was installed in the lake house in the bathroom i was totally in love.
It’s just so happy and fresh.
So what are your favorites and who am i missing?