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November 4, 2014
From tips on how to buy wallcoverings to our new favorite patterns, we're obsessed with wallpaper. Look to these ten homes for tips on how to employ the move.
Modern master bedroom with Modernica bed and printed wallpaper

For the bedrooms in this Barragan-inspired home in Los Angeles, the residents and architect Linda Taalman sourced wallpaper from Walnut. In regards to the color scheme, owner Laura Devis says, “In Latin America, we’re not afraid of color. Pink occurs in nature. It’s everywhere in the tropics. For us, it isn’t considered ‘girlie.'.”

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Originally appeared in Colorful Remodel in Los Angeles
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Textile designer Orla Kiely's home

In textile designer Orla Kiely's London terrace house, the ground floor was dug out to compensate for a low ceiling and provide a sunken seating section leading to the garden. Built-in sofas, an Eames rocker, a stool by G Plan, and concrete tiles outfit the space. Kiely chose a neutral charcoal finish for the Malm fireplace to balance the green linoleum floor and her own Rhododendron wallpaper in Sunflower.

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Originally appeared in A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
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renovated modern home in Austin interior bathroom

A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred. The renovation architects carved out a new powder room on the main level, and the resident chose Jill Malek wallpaper to add a graphic punch to custom cabinetry.

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Originally appeared in A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
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Brooklyn entryway

Saving money on the floor tiles for this entryway in a renovated rowhouse in Brooklyn meant that the homeowners could spring for hand-finished wallpaper by Swedish company Sandberg.

Originally appeared in A Wallpaper Story
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In the bathroom, the gray Carrara walls are offset by bright tulip-patterned wallpaper, circa 1970, from Secondhand Rose in Tribeca. The toilet is a Philippe Starck “jet action” model from Duravit.

Brooklyn–based graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink worked with Architecture + Construction to renovate their residence. In the bathroom, the gray Carrara walls are offset by bright tulip-patterned wallpaper, circa 1970, from Secondhand Rose in Tribeca. 

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Originally appeared in Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
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Modern powder room with Graham & Brown wallpaper

Playful wallpaper from Graham & Brown livens up this Boise residence’s otherwise traditional powder room, which also contains a pint-size Ikea sink.

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Originally appeared in An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home
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Bright bedroom with dark walls

Wallpaper doesn't have to be patterned: for his own Shelter Island home, designer Jonathan Adler lined the walls of the guest bedroom with grasscloth in Slate for a cozy, natural touch.

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Wallpaper sourced from Finland breaks up the clean white interior expanses of a renovated post-and-beam house in Portland, Oregon.

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Originally appeared in A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
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Master bedroom w/bed from Croft House.

Glee star Jayma Mays bought and renovated her home in Los Feliz with the help of architect Mike Jacobs; Mays handled all the interior decor, including wallpaper by Erika Wakerly in the master bedroom to punch up a long wall behind the bed.

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Originally appeared in The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays
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modular beachside getaway Australia living room

Looks can be deceiving: The red-and-white patterned wall in this Australian prefab is actually made of Tunisian tile, since it's situated right behind a wood-burning stove. 

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Originally appeared in This House is Why Friends Make the Best Collaborators
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Modern master bedroom with Modernica bed and printed wallpaper

For the bedrooms in this Barragan-inspired home in Los Angeles, the residents and architect Linda Taalman sourced wallpaper from Walnut. In regards to the color scheme, owner Laura Devis says, “In Latin America, we’re not afraid of color. Pink occurs in nature. It’s everywhere in the tropics. For us, it isn’t considered ‘girlie.'.”

Photo by Lisa Romerein.

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