Wonder Walls: The Modern Bohemian
Looking for a spring wallpaper refresh, the Domino team went to designer Lauren Soloff who lives and breathes California cool for her expert tip.
Published Mar 23, 2017 6:00 AM
Although she makes it look easy, the designer is an extraordinary editor, able to hone in on a home’s essential but often overlooked elements. “There are interesting ways to use wallpaper without being too obvious or winking,” she says. “If a room has nice moldings, I love to wallpaper the ceiling along with the walls.” Soloff has a knack for mixing natural materials, textures, and colors. “I usually gravitate toward cloth papers and natural fibers, like seagrass. Lately, I’m also drawn to more classic prints, such as De Gournay.” The result? A casual but curated look. laurensoloff.com
1. FLORAL BOUQUET by Clarke & Clarke duralee.com 2. MANILA HEMP IN PETAL by Phillip Jeffries phillipjeffries.com 3. KALI BÉNARÈS by Élitis elitis.fr 4. AQUARIUS OPAL by Eskayel eskayel.com 5. IVORY TULUM by Cowtan & Tout designs.cowtan.com 6. PLUM BLOSSOM by De Gournay degournay.com
Pro Tip: Line an Unexpected Surface
“Wallpapering unexpected spaces is a lot of fun, like lining the inside of a closet. A glass-front cabinet is the ideal spot for a pretty pattern to peek through, since you’re already using that area to show off your favorite things. An all-white ceramic collection works really well against a colorful backdrop, and the sudden reveal is always a great moment in an interior.”