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5 Fresh Takes on Geometric and Nature-Inspired Wallpaper

Contemporary, large-scale updates on traditional patterns

By Eric Mutrie

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1 ART HISTORY
Artist David Palmer’s vinyl Biosphere covering layers painted and line-drawn cherry blossoms, charting how artworks evolve from sketch to canvas. The pattern’s base layer nods to earlier masterpieces by mimicking the peeled look of aging Italian frescoes. From $15/sq ft, online at rollout.ca

Osborne & Little Toronto wallpaper

2 BACK TO THE FUTURE
Slanted rectangular blocks resemble flying cars on Osborne & Little’s Picasso-inspired Cubiste design by Kit Miles. Simultaneously retro and futuristic, the digitally printed covering is available in three colourways. $894/bolt, at Primetime Paints & Paper

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3 SOLAR FLARE
Designed by Christian Benini, Wall & Deco’s washed-out Burlington pattern emulates the effect of mid-afternoon sunshine. The centre’s barely detectable diamond motif becomes more pronounced toward the corners. $20/sq ft, at Radform

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4 MARINE LIFE
Get up close to some oceanic critters – no scuba mask required. This Ernest print by Abnormals Anonymous features rows of illustrated seahorses. Shown in a murky blue-grey, the pattern is also available in three other palettes. $190/yd, at NewWall

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5 GEM QUEST
German designer Lars Contzen’s tessellated Distorsion print trims grey triangles of various sizes and shades in glam gold for a trippy kaleidoscope look. Use it on a bold feature wall to proclaim your love of black jewels. $100/roll, at Are & Be

Originally published in our Spring 2016 issue as On Repeat.


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