Not long ago it was said with declarative force that wallpaper was a thing of the past. Was outdated. A faux pa. A designers worst nightmare; more associated with mauve flashbacks to the 70’s than high art. Oh but the times have changed as we fawn over gorgeous wallpapered flats in NYC, in the trendiest L.A studios and, yes, even accenting the walls of Coveted Home!
We’ve rounded up a few favorite producers of all American made wall coverings. These artists are trailblazing a rich path to prove once and for all that wallpaper is back, and better than ever.
Inspired by the rich movements of Japanese watercolors and ancient woodblocking, Kelly Porter and Bridgett Cochran conspired to approach wallpaper and fabrics with similar techniques. All manufactured and based right here in Kansas City,
Their collection has since expanded to include stationary, textiles, tableware and even “seconds and samples,” where you can buy odd and end-pieces of their wallpaper almost like you would buy a painting.
Porter Teleo approaches wallcoverings with a nod to the avant garde.
Based in Los Angeles, Madison and Grow produce silk screened wallcoverings and textiles, manufactured right there in LA. All products are hand made and sustainable.
We absolutely love their use of color and consideration for the environment.
Based in Pennsylvania, Galbraith and Paul produce block-printed wallpaper and textiles, manufactured in their Philadelphia studio where the artists continually push the envelope.
If you’re looking for creative uses of pattern to bring character to your space with a nod to the traditional, this is your line.
What are some of your favorites? Did we forget anyone?
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