September 21, 2023

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 (

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