Here at VLA, we love wallpaper and luckily it’s coming back into style with a bang. And we are not talking about your grandma’s wallpaper, we are talking about extravagant prints, dimensional fabrics, fun new innovative materials never before seen on walls. Wallpaper can offer more design and drama to a room than ordinary paint and depending on the paper it is very easy to apply and remove when you want to switch it up. Here are some of our favorite wallpapers (some of which you can find in our own designs).
Lemur by Holden Decor // Interior Design by Valerie Legras Atelier
We applied this Lemur-forward wallpaper in a clients home. We love this bold rainforest design in which Lemurs are the focal point along with tropical florals and birds.
Kintsugi by Porter Teleo
This is Porter Teleo’s beautiful handmade “Kintsugi” wallpaper. On their website they describe their inspiration and process; “Kintsugi is inspired by the beautiful results of traditional Japanese method of repair defined as golden joinery. Metal is used to highlight the seams created in objects that are flawed but cherished. Using rich metallic inks and heavily mottled backgrounds, Kintsugi brings to mind the beauty of patina and the awe and reverence of restoration.”
Palmetto Stripe by Palm Orleans // Interior Design by Valerie Legras Atelier
This palmetto plant pattern was inspired by the dwarf palmetto plant found in the Louisiana bayou. We covered this bar wall with in it a New Orleans client’s home to add a large organic looking accent without taking away from the other large pieces in the room.
Eldorado by Elitis
We love this wallpaper by Elitis and they describe it as “real effects of plant materials inspired by artistic expression which knows no limits. Caress the authenticity of their reliefs, soak up the rich pigments that bring them to life. Eldorado is a dream come true, and its natural energy, a true treasure.”
Ink Blots by Porter Teleo
This is Porter Teleo’s beautiful handmade “Ink Blot” wallpaper. On their website they describe their process; “The organic forms are created through blotting the artists inks onto high-quality Japanese papers. The pattern features one, large, vertical ink blot per roll. No two ink blots are alike, they are individually created. The blot does not cross the horizontal seam so as to avoid a chaotic visual result.”
Stars by Le Monde Sauvage // Interior Design by Valerie Legras Atelier
These are original wallpaper sheets design by Le Monde Savage in France. Here you can see them using the batik technique. Batik is a method of designing textiles by applying wax to the fabric before dying which creates patterns in change by the parts left undyed.
Maxi by Juju Papers
This is Juju Paper’s “Maxi” print, Champagne on Cream. We love the large print and brush stroke design!
Bahamas by Bien fait Paris
This is Bien Fait’s wallpaper titled “Bahamas.” The describe it as “a panoramic composed of 18th century illustrations, which invites the viewer to a naturalistic exotic journey.”