April 18, 2024

Calico Wallpaper Founders Transform Their Brooklyn Loft

Nick and Rachel Cope worked with Hovey Design to breathe new life into the Red Hook residence where the wall coverings brand was born


A lot has changed in the decade since Nick and Rachel Cope founded wall coverings brand, Calico Wallpaper, in their swoon-worthy Brooklyn loft. In that span of time, not only has the couple relocated from the city to a bucolic property in the Hudson Valley, they’ve become first-time parents—all while turning Calico into one of the leading resources for bespoke, high-design wallpapers. Today, the brand has released more than 50 collections including collaborations with Daniel Arsham, Faye Toogood, Meyer Davis, Lindsey Adelman, and Chris Wolston.

Despite moving upstate, the Copes retained the Red Hook apartment where it all began as a way to maintain a foothold in the city. Ahead of their brand’s ten year anniversary, the pair enlisted Porter and Hollister Hovey from Hovey Design to help reimagine the space, which is now sheathed wall-to-wall in some of Calico’s latest offerings and filled with an array striking collectible design pieces.

Written by Geoffrey Montes fo Gallerie Magazine

Photography by William Jess Laird