Trad design has made a big if somewhat unexpected comeback in the last couple of years, thanks at least in part to the resurgence of wallpaper. From tricked-out florals to classic stripes, there's no better way to make a design-forward impact in your space. Enter Farrow & Ball. This fall, Britain's artisanal paint company ups the ante on their elegant yet fun collection of wall coverings with three new patterns that give the trad treatment a modern twist. Inspired by the brand's home in the Dorset countryside, the offerings evoke fields of wildflowers and breezy grasses, but it was their lookbook that had us drooling over all the interesting ways to apply them. Here, three surprising ways to decorate with wallpaper for a fresh look in your home.
No blank wall to decorate? No problem. Simply adhere your favorite pattern to flat panels on doors and cupboards and between the architectural molding on walls for a modern take on the accent wall. Here, Farrow & Ball's small-scale Blostma print in pale green turns a muted sitting room into a vibrant design statement.
Can't decide between two color ways? Don't. Pair both to create a visual feast, as shown here with two versions of the brand's Feathergrass border. Use it in a kitchen or dining room to conjure the feeling of gathering in a country meadow.
A chair rail is a beautiful thing. Use yours to incorporate two complementing shades of the same wallpaper (such as the pink and gray variations of Hornbeam, above) to achieve an eclectic yet tailored look in your home.