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Trend We Love: The New Polka Dot

Meet the classic pattern's edgy, modern little sister

Left to right: Dots Wallpaper: $135/roll, Furbish Studio; Sisters of the Sun Wallpaper: $200/roll, Juju Papers; Dots Wallpaper by Caitlin McGauley: price upon request, Studio Four NYC; Dots Wallpaper: price upon request, York Wallcoverings
Left to right: Dots Wallpaper: $135/roll, Furbish Studio; Sisters of the Sun Wallpaper: $200/roll, Juju Papers; Dots Wallpaper by Caitlin McGauley: price upon request, Studio Four NYC; Dots Wallpaper: price upon request, York Wallcoverings

Forget the classic, preppy pattern of old. The new polka dot is edgy and off-kilter—a fitting mascot for designers and homeowners that blend a reverence for the past with a boldly forward-thinking point of view. Notice the unexpected asymmetrical style and uneven spacing, which imparts the otherwise orderly print with a devil-may-care flare. If you've sworn off the pattern in the past, here's proof that it's time to take another look. 

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