Wise Design Favorites: All About That Wallpaper


We're not gonna lie, we kinda have a thing for wallpaper. I mean it's not a like a problem, we've got it under control...honest (haha). Wallpaper is definitely one of the best ways to make a big (or small) statement in a room! Lucky for all of us, wallpaper has made a HUGE comeback in the recent decade and can now be found in all different colors/patterns. It doesn't always work for every space (kitchens & bathrooms can be tricky), but sometimes a space is just calling for it!

At Wise Design, we definitely have some favorites. Some we've used in projects before, and some we just dream about using in upcoming projects (someday...). Some are big and bold, some are more subtly minimal. We even have some durable vinyl wallcovering picks to share. Check out some of our favs below!

Hygge & West - Arcade Gold

Here's a fun favorite! Our Irvington Modern breakfast nook is accented by this geometric wallpaper from Heath Ceramics line for Hygge & West. We love the subtle, yet punchy circular pattern that is aptly named Arcade (we can totally see Pacman in there!). It's a gorgeous and unique feature in this cozy space.

Wallpaper From the 70's - Gasco

We chose this wallpaper as a nice, subtle way to differentiate the dining space from the living room in our Bridlemile Midcentury home. We love the visual interest this wallpaper provides, as well as infusing the room with an understated mid-century vibe. The Gasco pattern from Wallpaper From the 70's, is not only stunning it's made from super durable Vinyl! So great!

Makelike - Pointy Black

Looking sharp! We can't get over this amazing wallpaper in our Irvington Modern hallway. Totally ON POINT! This beautiful cactus wallpaper from Makelike adds interest and character in this home (and anywhere it's used). The pattern aptly named Pointy is reminiscent of botanical drawings and uses a pointillist technique. It's just stunning!

Makelike - 2.0 Gold + Juju Papers - The Sou' Wester Aquatic and Gloaming

For our in-progress Laurelhurst basement project. We chose two favorite wallpapers for the space. Either wallpaper will look great because this space is going to be AMAZING! We'll let you decide which you'd like more in this space. We can't wait to see this project completed!

In the model above of the space we are showing the Makelike 2.0 in gold. This is a beautiful modern geometric pattern that's subtle yet impactful. We love this pattern!

Our other option is the fun & funky pattern from Juju Papers called The Sou' Wester. We love the bright pops of color and abstract pattern. It's a great choice for this hip family hangout space!

Makelike - Contour Grey

We are specifying another of our favorite wallpapers for a different project in process. The space is a dining room in a lovely historic home with a gorgeous view. Our pick for this space is the beautiful and organically subtle Contour pattern from Makelike (we just love them!) This pattern based on topographical maps is really unique. We can't wait to see it in the space!

Juju Papers Pavlova

Probably our current number one favorite wallpaper is from Juju Papers (we love them too and we love supporting local businesses!). This beautiful pattern is named Pavlova after the ballerina and has a lovely backstory. We love the elegantly minimal abstract lines that curve and stretch on a creamy background. We're still finding a space for this beauty. Hopefully soon we'll find it a lovely home!

Hopefully you found some inspiration for your own walls! It's okay to confess you have a thing for wallpaper too. We all do! Stay tuned next week when we bring you more Wise Design favs!

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