AD: AN EXTRAORDINARY MUMBAI DUPLEX

Built for a multi-generational family, this Mumbai duplex exudes an overarching sense of warmth, luxury, and tranquillity.

Among the myriad unique aspects that make this two-storey Mumbai duplex extraordinary, it is the enchanting views that truly set it apart. The light dances through the space with a cinematic quality, changing throughout the day and casting a spell that interior designer and project lead Jannat Vasi beautifully harmonised within design. Every hue and shade is a deliberate echo of the natural beauty outside, embracing a palette that is both sophisticated and restrained.

“The vision of bringing the ocean indoors is realised through thoughtful design choices that mirror the natural surroundings, creating a tranquil and timeless living environment. Inspired by the ocean, we’ve infused the space with blues, soft waves, and textures reminiscent of coral reefs. Metals mimic the sun’s reflection, adding a dynamic touch to the serene ambiance. The incredible wall mural by Calico Wallpaper which captures light in a mesmerising way, pays homage to the spectacular sunsets this home enjoys,” explains the founder of Jannat Vasi Interior Design.

Photography by Ishita Sitwala

SURFACE: Jean Pelle Journeys Back Into South Korea’s Vivid Landscapes

Jean Pelle recalls wandering through fruit farms and wet rice fields with hilly forests during her upbringing in a small South Korean town. “My father would bring his camera on our long walks,” she says, “and make my brothers and I pose in the tall grasses or thickets of the pine trees.” These vivid memories stayed with her, even decades after immigrating to the U.S. and launching the Brooklyn lighting and furniture design studio Pelle with her husband, Oliver. Now, thanks to a collaboration with her close friends and neighbors, the wall coverings mainstay Calico Wallpaper, she’s translating her father’s old photographs into an entirely new medium.

The collection, appropriately called Memoir, recalls the lush landscapes embedded in Pelle’s memory. Each of the six patterns represent scenes from her childhood, from the rich textures of tall pink-and-white cosmos flower beds to swaying grassy hills and dense pine forests. They were developed from drawings she made using oil pastels—a medium she gravitated to as a child. “I’m thrilled that together with Calico Wallpaper, we can bring these vivid memories and snapshots of the South Korean landscape to life,” she says. “It’s a large-scale representation of the albums my father put together of rich textures and memories of my first home.”

Archiproducts: A Nostalgic Journey: Recapturing Childhood Through Wallpaper

Enter a world where the past whispers on the walls. Calico Wallpaper presents its latest collection, Memoir, a collaboration with Jean Pelle, co-founder of the renowned PELLE design studio. This bespoke journey goes beyond mere aesthetics; it’s a poignant tapestry woven from childhood memories. Memoir invites us to experience the South Korean landscape through Jean Pelle’s lens, a landscape forever etched in her heart.

DWELL: The Best of Milan’s Surreal Exhibition of New Designers

Alcova, the massive show dedicated to emerging design talent, is always something of a scavenger hunt. Founder/curators Valentina Ciuffi and Joseph Grima always stage the six-year-old exhibition, which made its stateside debut in Miami last year, in unusual and impressive locations, filling them with objects by dozens of emerging designers. It’s a lot of new work to take in, but your reward is finding a few gems by designers you didn’t know.

In recent years, Alcova has anchored the work by emerging designers with installations by established studios, including this monolithic piece by New Yorkers Colin King and Calico Wallpaper.

SURFACE: The Product Debuts We Loved at Milan Design Week

Calico Wallpaper: Nuance and Perception by Colin King

 

As one of today’s most in-demand interior stylists, Colin King has carved a fruitful career from harnessing the power of empty space between quotidian objects. He’s also proving his chops as a product designer, this time with two introductions for Brooklyn’s go-to wall covering studio Calico Wallpaper. Perception’s muted palette channels the weathered patina of past eras while a subtle horizon line allows Nuance to waltz between texture and hue in order to ruminate on neglect. “I’ve always been captivated by the beauty of patina, the transformation that unfolds as objects age and decay,” King says. “It’s as if objects reveal their inner truth.”

NYT: 13 Different Options for Wallpaper, Tile and Upholstery

What’s new in wallpaper, tile and upholstery? Nothing and everything.

Tribute continues to be paid to the past — from Victorian nests of excess to disciplined Scandinavian lines and palettes. Our eyes continue to be dazzled by optical tricks, such as trompe l’oeil patterns that collapse dimensions. Couture still refuses to remain in the closet: If pearls complete the little black dress, think of what they could do for your living room walls. And more than ever, concerns about sustainability and health drive the development of the materials that surround us.

Elle Decor: For These NY Filmmakers, a New Headquarters Gleams as Brightly as Their Oscar Statuettes

While watching the new Netflix film Nyad, which chronicles long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad’s 2013 attempt to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida, designer Britt Zunino spotted her client. Not Annette Bening, the film’s Oscar-nominated star, but rather its directors, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. The giveaway? The neon pink title credits. “I could see [Vasarhelyi’s] hand,” Britt says.

Zunino is, at this point, something of an expert on Vasarhelyi and Chin’s tastes. She and her husband, Damian, principals of the architecture and interiors firm Studio DB, designed the couple’s New York City residence and have known them socially for years.

As Vasarhelyi and Chin’s production studio, Little Monster Films, continued to grow and garnish accolades (among them, the Academy Award–winning documentary Free Solo), the need for a new headquarters became pressing. “We had been in the same space for 22 years, and finally it just didn’t make sense anymore,” says Vasarhelyi.

The pair purchased a more central office space in Lower Manhattan (an easier commute for younger staffers living in Brooklyn) and briefed Studio DB on their myriad needs: a large screening space, soundproof editing suites, and communal areas that could encourage collaboration. On top of all that, the project had to combine Vasarhelyi and Chin’s disparate tastes in decorating: she’s a maximalist; he’s an avowed minimalist. “I wanted a playful space where the talent we work with would feel cherished and appreciated, because we’re lucky to do the work that we do,” says Vasarhelyi.

The 7,000-square foot space marries both filmmakers’ aesthetic proclivities and ties them up in a sophisticated bow. As soon as you step inside the wood-clad entry hall (the panels elegantly mask equipment and storage), you are greeted by a custom-built banquette, whose gold wallpaper backdrop conjures the sheen of an Oscar statuette. Glass-paneled pocket doors allow light from the exterior rooms into the central spaces, while furnishings have a more residential feel. Corridors are lined with posters and ephemera from the studio’s projects, while other upcycled materials—like repurposed stone tabletops and seating upholstered in unused fabric remnants from the couple’s apartment—also make an appearance.

The office’s pièce de résistance is the screening room, a luxury to have in-house, made all the more so by Studio DB’s incorporation of vintage Carlo Scarpa theater chairs (sourced at auction from Rome), some of which are upholstered in a House of Hackney floral with lumbar pillows in a Dedar fabric. “Projects like this are really fun for us, because we get to learn something new,” says Zunino.

“I feel really lucky to have found creative partners in a different genre,” Vasarhelyi adds.

Featured collection: Wanderlust in colorway in Haven and Eden in Mulberry.

SixtySix: From Milan to Miami, a 1950s Motel Gets Reimagined as a Global Design Gallery

In the height of the great-American-road-trip era, Miami’s Biscayne Boulevard became the epicenter of motor courts and motels. One of those was the Gold Dust Motel, designed by Maurice S. Weintraub and described as “an interpretation of Subtropical Modernism” by the Miami Herald when it opened in 1957.

The boulevard is now packed with operators aiming to leverage America’s neon-clad, pink Cadillac history into modern-day customers looking for an alternative to the glossy globalization of South Beach.  Surprisingly, one of those operators now includes two Italian design curators, Valentina Ciuffi (Studio Vedèt) and Joseph Grima (Space Caviar) who for the first time have brought their wildly popular Alcova exhibition from Milan to Miami.

“Our core mission remains unchanged: to transform unique spaces into immersive platforms for groundbreaking design,” the founders said in a release. Alcova Miami 2023’s lineup includes design institutions, established brands, and emerging studios each contributing to the ever-expanding language of contemporary design.

The first international edition of Alcova presents over 300 participants from six continents. Here are a few of the displays not to be missed.

Jialun Xiong joins Alcova’s interiors-focused offerings with two new light fixtures inspired by the night sky, Void Wall Sconce and Stellar Ceiling Lamps, alongside the LA designer’s other furnishings. The display is inspired by the inexplicable, vast silence of the galaxy and our perceived place among the floating stars and planets—or in this case, among black and white gradient light fixtures that seem to hover.

“When you don’t have colors or other distractions, you see everything else that goes into making a product. There’s more room for texture and material to shine … The exhibition space is also an expansion of the pieces themselves. I want people to lower their voices and be curious about what’s happening, let them question why it’s so dark,” Jialun says.

Jialun leaves room for viewers’ emotions to determine how they experience her works against a dark backdrop. Calico Wallpaper’s Aurora Collection in the Eclipse colorway covers the walls.

Jialun Xiong’s Before the Eclipse is her debut solo exhibition. Photo by Paul Barbera

 

Featured Collection: Aurora in Colorway Eclipse

Article by  and 

Photography by Paul Barbera

AD: 10 Enticing Entrance Hall Ideas by AD PRO Directory Designers

While keeping the stunning original architectural details intact, Los Angeles designer Georgia Tapert Howe infused a prewar apartment on New York’s Upper East Side with a decidedly contemporary vibe, beginning with the foyer reminiscent of a boutique hotel lobby. “This particular entry was quite big and the rest of the apartment flows from it, so we wanted it to be a taste of what’s to come throughout,” recalls Tapert Howe. “We also wanted it to feel as light as possible, which was a challenge with no windows.” The solution? Anchoring the space with a three-legged Moving Mountains table and adding a pair of chic benches and swaths of abstract floral wallpaper from Calico.

 

 

Featured Collection: Eden in custom colorway

Photography by: Nick Johnson

AD: Inside One Family’s Chic Brutalist-Style Tribeca Triplex

For New York–based interior designer Jae Joo of Jae Joo Designs, two first-time homeowners who had never worked with a decorator before proved to be a perfect professional pairing. The resulting project she did for them was “the most fun and dynamic New York City town house I’ve worked on,” as she puts it.

Joo owes that fact partly to the singular space, though the new-build with 500-plus square feet of private outdoor space had sat empty for two years before her clients found it and recognized its potential. The couple correctly believed the rare find with Brutalist leanings could, in the right hands, become an elegantly minimalist yet cozily tactile family home.

“We would get lunch [with the girls] and talk about their bedrooms,” says Joo of the clients’ daughters having input in their personal spaces. Both chose touches of iridescence, here in the form of gilded Calico Wallpaper. Her reading nook includes an RH bed that sits atop a vintage Turkish rug.

Featured collection: inverted Spaces in colorway in Corona.

Article by:

Photography by William Jess Laird

 

Sight Unseen: Cody Hoyt Presents Tesserae in Bloom at The Future Perfect

Tesserae in Bloom, the mesmerizing show by artist Cody Hoyt at The Future Perfect in New York, is named for the tiles used to form mosaics and the exhibition really does seem to bloom and unfurl and draw you in deeper. These works – ceramic vessels, a console, stools, a table, a chair, and a wall piece – play with perspective, perception, and dimensionality through form, compression, pattern, and layering. As does the backdrop for these 3D objects: a plane of botanical wallpaper that Hoyt, who has a background in printmaking, designed in collaboration with Calico. On view through the end of this year. (More on that project coming soon.)

 

Photos by Joe Kramm

Article by by Deborah Shapiro

Galerie Magazine: Calico Wallpaper Introduces Collaboration with Artist Cody Hoyt

The Artful Life: 5 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From artist Michele Oka Doner’s delightful new book to a lively collaboration between Calico Wallpaper and Cody Hoyt

 

Brooklyn artist Cody Hoyt, a longtime painter and printmaker who recently switched his primary medium to ceramics, is having a moment. Not only are his geometric-patterned clay works the subject of a new solo show, “Tesserae in Bloom,” at the Future Perfect in Manhattan, but he’s also debuting a lively collaboration with Calico Wallpaper, dubbed Botanica. Inspired by the Japanese art of Nerikomi, which involves stacking and cutting pieces of clay, Hoyt has conjured a mural-esque motif that recalls pressed flowers, with abstracted petals rendered in dreamy hues floating throughout the design, which is available in eight colorways. “Flowers feel like a combination of figuration and abstraction,” he says. “They become interchangeable. It’s natural to read some abstract patterns as florets. It’s natural to see flowers as a pattern.”

 

 

Wallpaper Magazine: Residenza Cappellini combines bold colour and Italian design in Manhattan

Swooping into an apartment in a Financial District high-rise in Manhattan is a new interior showcase designed by Frenchcalifornia and Giulio Cappellini, creating a residence full of colour and design which is, quite simply, an artistic haven.

The penthouse suite, Residenza Cappellini, sees European living meet East Coast urban style, balanced in perfect harmony, much like the close partnership and collaboration between its creators: Guillaume Coutheillas, founder of interior design and branding studio Frenchcalifornia; and Cappellini, founder and art director of the eponymous Italian furniture company, whose guest editorship of Wallpaper’s October 2023 issue included his vision of tomorrow’s interiors.

Inside the residence, a backdrop of curved windows and a neutral foundational colour palette is offset with splashes of colour from an array of furnishings from across the decades, with Cappellini’s pieces taking centre stage. The interiors find balance with the building’s New York roots, including fine art provided by Salomon Art Gallery, located in Tribeca, and bespoke wall coverings from the Colorwash and Lyric Doric collections by Calico Wallpaper in Brooklyn.

 

Article by TIANNA WILLIAMS

Photography by Federica Carlet

Interiors by Frenchcalifornia

AD Italia: A warm apartment among the skyscrapers of New York

Like a postcard of New York , here we are in Midtown Manhattan, inside a newly built building with a spectacular view of Central Park . A real taste of this spectacular metropolis, made up of elegant architectural details, such as this skyscraper, completed in 2022, which rises to a total of 98 floors and on the top floor there is a restaurant that literally touches the sky

A soft interior, with neutral colours, made possible thanks to the work of the Bonesteel Trout Hall studio , «all the furniture was designed by our studio or by furniture manufacturers with whom we often collaborate. We try to be selective in our choices to respect the needs of the client and the architecture in which we fit. In this space we knew that focusing on these details and the scenic urban landscape would be essential. Our aesthetic is very tailored, layered with texture and beautiful handcrafted materials. We rely on artists and manufacturers to help improve our design choices and the daily experience of our customers”, say designers Michele Trout and Heidi Bonesteel.

 

Wall covering: Calico Atmosphere Collection.

Photography by: Jeff Holt

NYC&G: Spring Style

SPRING STYLE…Contains the finest editorial stories. Captivating articles about homes in New York and the Hamptons that contain the finest furnishings, art work, antiques. Nestled in gardens of unparalleled beauty. Read about real estate and homes in your area. Learn how designers work, inform, and inspire readers with original articles, spectacular homes and gardens, architecture, art, as well as insider takes on local real estate comings and goings and other entertaining and lifestyle pursuits. Designed to emphasize superior journalism and lush photography. The magazines meet the highest standards of global excellence while distinctly capturing a local “sense of place”.

 

Featured Collection: Singing Sands in colorway Canyon

 

Architectural Digest: Born to be Wild, The Future Perfect Builds the Ultimate Nursery

The Future Perfect Builds the Ultimate Nursery for one Design-Savvy Infant

David Alhadeff, founder of the contemporary design mecca The Future Perfect, and his husband, creative director Jason Duzansky, remember the moment they learned that their plans to adopt a child were coming to fruition.

They were in the middle of renovating the stately 1916 Hollywood Hills house, once inhabited by movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, that would become their new Los Angeles home as well as the gallery’s latest boffo LA incarnation. “There was plaster hanging off the walls and ceilings, and exposed electrical conduits everywhere.” Alhadeff recalls.

“Even before he was born, Leo announced in a very strong way that our lives would no longer be on our schedule but his.”

With a quick pivot, the couple transformed one of the house’s many rooms into a high-design nursery chockablock with effervescent colors, textures, and forms. The first piece they selected was a signature Campana Brothers stuffed-animal chair. “The Campanas are not part of The Future Perfect program, but we wanted the nursery to celebrate fun, creativity, and curiosity. It’s hard to imagine a single object that encapsulates those qualities better,” says the gallery maestro. They proceeded to wrap the space in a luminous Calico Wallpaper vinyl wall covering (the baby food just washes right off!), and surrounded the Campana chair with a host of similarly jolly furnishings: a Gaetano Pesce leaf-form resin shelf; a Chris Wolston aluminum-palm-frond chandelier; patchwork curtains by Thompson Street Studio; and, for good measure, a life-size emu plushie. The play table and chairs were gifts from designer Piet Hein Eek, one of the all-stars on The Future Perfect’s roster.

“If you look at Pinterest and other social media, a lot of what’s going on in nursery design feels very spare and traditional-lots of dove gray, Shaker- inspired furniture, rocking chairs, and floral papers,” Alhadeff says. “I wanted to create a space that feels wild and fun, which is what I think childhood should be.”

 

Featured Collection: Aura in colorway Mani

Article by: Mayer Rus

Inside Interior Design’s Day 1 Edition of NeoCon ShowDaily

Presenting the 2023 HiP Awards

Day 1 of Interior Design‘s NeoCon ShowDaily is here! With a new issue produced each day by our on-site editors inside the DesignScene lounge by SANDOW during NeoCon, the industry’s premier commercial design show at THE MART in Chicago, ShowDaily spotlights the latest trends and hottest showrooms, as well as conversations with industry innovators. In this issue, see who’s part of the NeoCon keynote series and glimpse eye-catching pieces like Swell, a wavy entryway accent designed by Brooklyn-based Anna Dawson. From office furniture that blends seamlessly into hospitality settings to textiles with surprising patterns and colors, Day 1 of Interior Design‘s NeoCon ShowDaily has you covered.

 

Featured Collection Winner: Lyric in colorway Atrium

Congratulations to the other Winners!

 

ELLE Decoration Dare Devil Design

For many of us right now, we find ourselves still in the midst of the summer hiatus; the weather is warm, the beach still calls and the holidays aren’t quite over. Yet here at ELLE Decoration, we’re already getting ready for, and excited about, what the French call la rentrée – that heady moment at the start of September when things restart, post-break. It’s then, hopefully feeling relaxed and refreshed, that we can tackle life with renewed energy and enthusiasm, embrace new projects and focus on what the rest of the year has in store.

This seems the perfect opportunity to celebrate what we’re calling ‘daredevil design’, the work of the world’s most exciting creatives and collaborators who refuse to stay in their lane, constantly pushing boundaries and innovating as they go.

First seen at this year’s NYCxDesign exhibition, where it was on display as part of an immersive installation with Stellar Works and Sony, this wallpaper by Calico is inspired by the bucolic landscape of the northern-California coast.

Designer Jason Miller is the brains behind the botanical pattern of ‘Verdure, which is a hassle-free alternative to a real living wall. It combines abstract petal shapes with hand-painted metallic elements to form a curiously tactile surface. From approx £395 per sq m (calicowallpaper.com).

Whatever is exciting you as you head into the autumn, embrace the wave of change and a new reframing of the future. Trust us, it’s bright, bold and, in the months to come, it’s going to make the world a very interesting place to be. I, for one, cannot wait!

 

Featured Collection: Verdure

Article by: BEN SPRIGGS

Calico Wallpaper Launches New “Kaleidoscope” Collection

Calico Wallpaper has done it again with the release of “Kaleidoscope,” a bespoke wallpaper collection inspired by Paul Cézanne’s gorgeous landscapes.

Reminiscent of Paul Cézanne’s hugely influential modern paintings of prismatic topography that resemble the patterns inside of a kaleidoscope, the collection’s prints bring the outdoors inside of your home. Loose, evocative lines combine to form a wash of patchwork colors across the wall for a striking yet understated finish that doesn’t overwhelm the eye. Touches of vibrant hues provide interest while sweeping brush strokes and color reminiscent of sunshine evoke perpetual motion throughout the wallpaper.

“Kaleidoscope explores how a simple shift of perspective can capture the ever-changing nature of our surroundings,” says Rachel Cope, co-founder and creative director of Calico Wallpaper. “The wallpaper delves into the elusive outlines of a dreamlike scenery highlighting the dynamic spark that is at the heart of all living things.”

Available in eight colorways, Adapt, Balance, Cascade, Emerge, Propel, Renew, Sustain and Transform, the collection can elevate nearly any space. We particularly love Adapt’s mix of beige and blue tones and Balance’s warm, buttery hues. As is true of all Calico Wallpaper collections, “Kaleidoscope” was crafted using original artwork and can be translated into custom-fit murals for a client’s individual project and space.

Article by: Chandler Presson

 

The beauty of nature inspires new Calico Wallpaper collection

Calico Wallpaper is launching its new collection, Verdure, with guest designer Jason Miller.

Verdure is a hand-painted watercolor collection inspired by the landscapes of Northern California, such as the seaside cliffs and the redwood forests.

The new collection brings nature indoors with an immersive design of abstract botanical shapes that create a living, textural surface, according to Brooklyn-native Miller, who founded the Roll & Hill studio.

“I am inspired by nature’s relentless thoroughness,” said Miller. “In the temperate rainforests of California for example, every inch is covered with the largest trees on earth, the tiniest succulent ground cover and everything in between. This is the inspiration behind Verdure.”

Miller said the collection’s unique pattern is created by leaf forms overlapping one another, as if woven by nature.

Verdure is available in eight colorways: Aster, Dogwood, Pansy, Phlox, Sawgrass, Sorrel, Spruce and Yarrow.

The Calico Wallpaper team employs advanced technologies to translate its designs into custom-fit murals that are tailored to a client’s project and space.

Collection Feature: Verdure

Article by: Anne Flynn Wear

Best Maximalist Interior Designers

“Maximalist interior designers are masters of combining patterns, palettes, textures, and layers to achieve the “more is more” aesthetic, bringing a riot of color, form, and pattern to every room they create. Although it may not everyone’s cup of tea, the trend towards bolder interiors has grown steadily and significantly over the past few years, as homeowners embrace the opportunity to project their playful personalities into their spaces and to show off their collections of, well, anything and everything all at once”.

 

“Creative Tonic founder Courtnay Tartt Elias likes to layer saturated hues, richly appointed textiles, and personal narratives into the residential spaces she designs. Based in Houston, Texas, her studio is never afraid to shy away from combining geometric patterns, richly toned high-gloss millwork paint, metallics sheens, or varied floral motifs—all together with carefully chosen passementerie and other details”.

 

Featuring Collection Night in Colorway Aubergine

 

Photography by Julie Soefer (website | Instagram)

Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York 2023: See Every Room Inside the Historic Upper West Side Mansion

Twenty-two designers and architects have beautifully reimagined the Upper West Side’s historic River Mansion.

Today, following a three-year hiatus, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York is back—and this year’s 22 participating designers and architects have contrived five floors of compelling interiors that were well worth the wait.

Through June 6, the historic River Mansion, a beaux arts townhouse overlooking Riverside Park and the Hudson River on the Upper West Side, will be open to the public to tour some 10,000 square feet of newly reimagined interiors. Inside, design pros share the creative musings and experimental ideas exciting them right now—from a shell grotto-esque retreat to a rococo Candyland. It’s all in an effort to raise funds for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and its enrichment programs, for which the show house has raised more than $28 million to date.

Interior Design by Clint Smith, Lillian Wu and Sasha Bikoff

Wallpaper shown: Scenic in Color way Lawn, Inverted Spaces in Color way Corona and Atmosphere in Custom.

Luxe Interiors + Design: Circles Shape The Look Of A Midcentury Modern Long Island Gem

When it comes to bringing work home, Cara Woodhouse is clearly having a ball. Designing for clients certainly taps her creativity, but a full renovation of the modernist Long Island ranch that she and her young family call home gave the New York-based designer leeway to throw whatever curves she wanted—and there were lots.

The primary bedroom is luxurious and peaceful, with hints of funk in the drip-like Calico Wallpaper wallcovering and curvy shapes of the Woodhouse-designed bed and Pablo table lamps. A contemporary Entler Studio chandelier is softened by the layered textures of Matouk bedding.

Wallcovering Shown: Satori in custom color

 

By: Stephanie Hunt

Photography: Brian Wetzel

Interior Design: Cara Woodhouse

Modern Luxury Manhattan: This Manhasset Project By Designer Hilary Matt Is Total Eye Candy

Interior Designer Hilary Matt focused on layering design throughout the home, beginning with the wallcoverings, then slowly expanding throughout the space by adding in additional textures.

“We went through the house and pinpointed which areas we wanted to be ‘bold’ and ‘wow’ spaces, and then which spaces we wanted to be more neutral and calming,” she says. “This really helped us choose the direction of each space and have a goal for the feeling of each one.”

The home office features Calico Wallpaper Eden in Mulberry designed in collaboration with Lindsey Adelman.

By: Matthew Fiorentino

Photography: Rikki Snyder

Interior Design: This Cafe in Brooklyn Serves Up Sweet Treats in a Setting Inspired by the Setting Sun

“To me, the most surprising element of the space is the interplay between the representation of the sun setting against the evening sky through an arched opening and twilight wallpaper, and the placement of the lighting pendants over the bar as the sun path,” shares Ly. The team’s lighting design partner, Sighte Studio, brought to life the sun path using fixtures that curve and gradually drop toward the horizon line along the back wall, adding what Ly calls “a thoughtful layer of meaning, in a simple, singular move.” We predict the sun won’t set on this sweet spot anytime soon.

By: Carlene Olsen

Photography: Reid Rolls Photography

 

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.”

Design Milk: Kelly Behun Adds a Dance of Landscape, Light, and Shadow to Wallpaper

If ever there was a vantage point to watch how light changes throughout the span of the day, month, or year, it would from designer Kelly Behun’s New York City apartment (see it here). Behun brings her unique vision to a new perspective through a collaboration with Calico WallpaperSylvan is a hand-painted landscape reflecting shadows that cast around abstracted trees on snowy mountains. The pattern captures a moment in time, bringing together landscape, light, and shadow. Each of the eight colorways evokes a hypnotic effect, much like how it is watching light play around you as the day passes on and the sun moves west.

By Caroline Williamson

Surface: This Wallpaper Captures Light and Shadow’s Hypnotic Dance

Calico Wallpaper has always aimed to move art beyond the frame and into everyday spaces through vibrant custom-fit murals tailored to each interior. Even though Rachel Cope, who co-founded the Brooklyn-based brand with her husband, Nick, is an artist herself, the duo often brings other talents into the fold. (Previous collaborators: Faye ToogoodMeyer DavisSabine MarcelisIni Archibong, and even their daughter, Willow.) The latest is Kelly Behun, the lauded interior designer who, through a hands-on approach, devises artful yet inviting interiors layered with vintage design classics, collectible one-offs, and no shortage of sunlight.

 

By Ryan Waddoups

Interior Design: Fall Market Tabloid – Tableau

Photographs the AB Concept Ed Ng cofounder took of Karuizawa, in the Japanese Alps, were translated into wallpaper using various painting techniques that capture the landscape’s dreamy light and color.

Architectural Digest: 10 Design Collabs We’re Loving Right Now

It was serendipitous, really. Rachel Cope, cofounder of Calico Wallpaper, was toying with the idea of a scenic panorama—a departure from the maker’s largely abstract and painterly collections—when an undulating forest scene on Instagram stopped her mid-scroll. Posted by Ed Ng—founder of international design and architecture firm AB Concept—the snow-capped terrain (which happens to be the view from Ng’s back porch in Karuizawa, Japan) was calling for a large-scale canvas. Lightly reinterpreted with varied perspectives and artisan finishes, the coniferous sight now dons the Tableau wallpaper, available in 8 colors allusive of the changing seasons in the Japanese Alps.

Galerie: The Artful Life: 5 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

Among Calico‘s impressive range of decorative wall coverings are numerous designs that find inspiration in art—from Glow, which translates Olafur Eliasson and James Turrell’s ethereal light installations into an otherworldly layer of translucent forms, to Reverie, an expressive pattern of painterly swashes by founders Nick and Rachel Cope’s young daughter, Willow. The brand has even directly rendered works by Fernando Mastrangelo and Daniel Arsham into wallpapers. For their latest pattern, Gesture, the designers looked to the bold paintings of Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock.

By Jill Sieracki

AN Interior: Wallcoverings

Perhaps the most prevalent combination of art and
architecture, wallcoverings provide a unique opportunity for
these two disciplines to intersect. As architects put up walls
to achieve a certain spatial experience, artful and carefully
selected wallcoverings serve as a powerful tool in adding
further depth and poignancy. Color, texture, and pattern
are just a few of the unique features you’ll notice in these
latest wallcovering products from a group of established
manufacturers as well as new faces in the industry. We’ve
even included a number of collaborations with artists who
work in a variety of fields—fashion, set design, drawing, and
more.

By Sophie Aliece Hollis

Curbed: Bunny Heaven in Williamsburg

Rachel Nuwer and Paul Dix’s rooftop garden is home to bees, trees, crickets, and gamboling rabbit friends.

 

By Wendy Goodman

Photographs by Christian Torres

 

Featuring Oceania Siren, Microcosmos Crest, and Topographies Winter

CNN Style: Post-pandemic home design trends reflect a need for more fluidity and nature

After a year off due to the pandemic and a scaled-down iteration in September 2021, Milan’s Salone del Mobile — the international design fair that’s been held annually since 1961 — was back in full force last week. Beyond the trade show itself, which was packed with household names in the world of interiors, the Fuorisalone saw young creatives and smaller brands take over galleries, abandoned spaces and art hubs across the city with shows and installations, proposing new ideas for what our homes of tomorrow might look like.

Written by Marianna Cerini, CNN

Curbed: What Wendy Goodman Loved at This Year’s Milan Furniture Fair

The Milan Furniture Fair (or Salone Internationale del Mobile) rebounded in a big way after two years that included a downsized show in September and a canceled one in 2020. The event usually takes place in April, but Salone president Maria Porro pushed the comeback to June, which resulted in even more anticipation for the design world’s biggest exhibition. Here are some standouts I saw at the sprawling, citywide showcase.

By Wendy Goodman