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Top 51 Wallpaper Sources

by Grace Bonney


after barb’s “how to decorate furniture with wallpaper” post yesterday i was overwhelmed with emails about where to find great wallpaper. so rather than answer the same email over and over, i figured i’d share my top 50 favorite resources for wallpaper. this list started out as a top 10, but when i started listing companies i loved off the top of my head i ended up with close to 30. so i went ahead and rounded it out with all my favorites and some good resources for one-stop wallpaper shopping. whether you’re in the market for something bold and metallic or prefer a more subtle solid, these shops will have you covered (and papered) in no time. [image above: joy’s wallpaper for hygge & west]

*designers/shops are listed in no particular order

  • walnut wallpaper: a great one-stop shop for modern patterns from all the top designers.
  • abigail edwards: my favorite paper (seascape) is made by this amazing british designer.
  • hyyge & west: fun wallpapers from a string of great contemporary artists like julia rothman and joy deangdeelert cho
  • grow house grow: creative papers from designer katie deedy in brooklyn. i love her series inspired by female scientists.
  • graham & brown: a huge collection of prints and solids in a wide range of styles. their new series with amy butler is fantastic!
  • cole & son: these guys can do no wrong in my book. their papers can sometimes be hard to find so be sure to email them for a stockist near you. they’re the ones who make that forrest wallpaper that has been everywhere for years.
  • farrow & ball: sophisticated papers in subtle colors. great if you’re going for something more traditional.
  • cavern home: a nyc-based wallpaper boutique that specializes in unexpected designs from a team of guest designers
  • jocelyn warner: wonderfully feminine designs often inspired by nature
  • makelike: their cactus wallpaper has been stuck on my inspiration board for months
  • ferm living: a danish design company specializing in bold, nature-inspired designs. they have some beautiful geometric prints that are great for modern homes
  • nama rococo: karen combs’ hand-painted papers are my favorite in the industry, hands down. her wallpapers are truly unique in a sea of digitally printed designs.

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  • mod green pod: cheerful wallpaper designs printed with non-toxic inks
  • secondhand rose: ok, this isn’t online, but if you’re in nyc and need vintage wallpaper, run- don’t walk- to secondhand rose. their selection of vintage patterns is AMAZING
  • fine little day: i love designer elisabeth dunker’s designs she co-created with her 8 year old son, otto.
  • miss print: colorful, retro-inspired patterns from england
  • lizzie allen: hand screenprinted wallpaper in playful patterns like walking buckingham palace guards
  • catherine hammerton: catherine’s textured wallpapers have to be seen to be truly appreciated. they’re unbelievably unique and have so much character.
  • tracy kendall: tracy’s wallpapers are truly special and often involve hand-sewn elements like metallic letters or puzzle pieces
  • clarissa hulse: beautiful floral prints
  • mini moderns: great modern wallpaper for children with a retro spin
  • turner pocock: quirky patterns like tennis racquets and cricket paddles
  • eskayel: amazing digital patterns from brooklyn
  • ebay: ebay’s vintage wallpaper collection is amazing. if you keep an eye on things regularly you’re bound to catch a great steal. i’ve seen people pick up amazing european papers for under $10 a roll
  • osborne & little: sophisticated high-end papers that are perfect for making a dramatic statement
  • adelphi paper hangings: if you need historic papers, adelphi has you covered. i think of these as my “when i’m older and the kids are out of the house” papers. perfect for a grown-up house where small kids or pets won’t prevent you from owning fancy things
  • tres tintas: beautiful boutique wallpaper from spain
  • lisa bengtsson: lisa’s frame wallpaper was a smash hit and allows you to customize your walls
  • flavor paper: psychedelic wallpapers that feel like they come from both the 1970’s and the future at the same time
  • studio printworks: contemporary patterns that range from classic to kooky
  • erika wakerly: i love erika’s bold graphic patterns. the metallic finishes give them extra sparkle
  • orla kiely: retro, colorful- like candy for your walls
  • trustworth: stunning historic patterns from the CFA voysey archives
  • palace papers: their herringbone print is one of my favorites
  • jill malek: jill’s nature-inspired wallpaper designs come in vivid gold and pink hues
  • madison & grow: i love their preppy “martha’s vinyeard” collection
  • anthropologie: anthro stocks a great collection of designs that are often affordable, removable and perfectly on-trend
  • deborah bowness: deborah’s wallpapers are wonderfully witty. several of them replicate the look of hanging clothes and furniture
  • rollout: custom and guest-designed wallpaper from canada with a fresh, young feel
  • paper mills: i love the way paper mills block-prints their designs. the new animal prints they designed are definitely a fun break from the norm
  • porter teleo: hand printed wallpaper designs that work well in modern or traditional homes
  • hanna werning: hanna werning has great wallpaper posters that work well in small spaces (ie: bathrooms) and bring a bold pop of color to the room
  • studio nommo: these designs will make you smile. they feel like children’s designs for grownups, in the best way possible
  • twenty2: brooklyn-based designers with a great collection of prints and grass-cloth papers
  • aimee wilder: aimee has a fun collection of patterns that range from pigeons and flowers to cassette tapes and robots
  • timorous beasties: amazing patterns from scotland. like cole & son, i think it’s hard to go wrong with these guys. their thistle pattern is my favorite
  • mibo: i love their sweet bird-pattern paper
  • jenny wilkinson: her paint-by-number wallpaper is great for adults and kids alike
  • laura felicity: i love the soft, hand-drawn feel to laura’s work
  • absolute zero degrees: these are the designers behind “mini moderns” but their “swallows” design is still one of my favorites
  • trove: their atmospheric patterns are great for contemporary homes. but their “indi” bird pattern is my favorite
  • kreme: groovy patterns in bright sunny colors

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