Architectural Digest: Designer Kelly Behun and Calico Wallpaper Launch a New Luminous Collection
Inspired by light and shadow, the AD100 designer delves into a new medium.
“We all know firsthand how light affects us,” reflects Kelly Behun, who has investigated the delicate dance between sun and shadow in interiors and products alike. The AD100 designer’s latest collections, created in collaboration with Calico Wallpaper, continue that exploration while culling her own life experience. The Sylvan pattern evokes childhood recollections of tall birch trees casting long shadows on the snowy slopes of Pennsylvania, where she grew up skiing. The Bask motif, on the other hand, depicts light filtering through slatted structures, raising the feeling of basking in the sun. Both feature a range of warm tones to showcase the therapeutic and mood-elevating capacities of color. “It’s a high bar to come up with patterns that make a statement and conjure an emotion when you walk into a room,” says Behun, who observes a seemingly aural sensation in spaces that work. “I want people to feel that almost vibration that happens.”