Once perceived as outdated and tacky, wallpaper is back with a bang in 2020. Several fashion houses have even jumped on the bandwagon by rolling out stylish designer renditions that will inject instant pizzazz into any living space. Be it geometric shapes and lines, or vibrant prints of flora and fauna, here are seven fashion houses that have taken their designs from the runway to your walls.
In a collaboration with architect and illustrator Nigel Peake, this Hermès wallpaper depicts the area surrounding the brand’s flagship store in Paris. The landscape wallpaper in a muted flanelle shade, which illustrates his walk on the Promenade au Faubourg, is meant to conjure up a dream-like world where a groom searches for his horse and carriage in a maze of architectural perspectives.
Versace exotica — think balmy evenings in a leafy tropical paradise and you’ll end up with this lush wallpaper. Boasting the brand’s distinctive Jungle Print, which celebrates its 20th anniversary thanks to Versace’s iconic Jungle Dress from the spring/summer 2000 collection, this wallpaper will dress up any interior in the most verdant and vibrant rainforest green.
Inspired by the Art Deco architecture and design of 1930s New York, this geometric design exudes the glitz and glamour of that era with ease. The design features diamond shapes fashioned from lines of little light-reflecting beads atop a finely stippled charcoal background. The result is classy, cool and snazzy, all at once.
Straight off the runway from Gucci‘s ready-to-wear collection, this bright and vivid heron print is illustrated with birds and dragonflies. The painterly pattern is set against a soft blushing pink which adds a fun yet graceful element to any interior.
Bringing the garden into the home, this Etro wallpaper is full of bright colours and striking contrasts to reflect a secret garden in lilac. The foliage design on this wallpaper feels somewhat traditional, but reflects nature’s bounty in a playful manner. It’s an easy way to add sophistication to a home with clean lines and shapes.
This Nabucco wallpaper by Armani’s interior design arm, Armani/Casa, is for those looking for a more understated vibe. Made in Italy, the name is taken from Nabucodonosor, one of the greatest operas by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1842. The earthen wallpaper is also one of Giorgio Armani’s favourite patterns and features the streaked texture of onyx slabs.
A dramatic scene of florals and botanicals in technicolour make up this Christian Lacroix wallpaper. Featuring his signature flamboyancy with overlapping bold black lines, the digitally printed wallpaper is designed to make the whole wall pop.
This story first appeared on Prestige Hong Kong.