What Westchester Walls Are Wearing
Primary colors, paints that pop, wallpapers that wow, fabulous fauxs, terrific tiles, and more.
What’s old is new again. No more fusty wallpaper prints, but sophisticated, handmade works of art; wood reclaimed from the bottoms of riverbeds turns into mesmerizing mosaics; paints that don't just color a wall, but highlight it with texture and saturated hues; and three-dimensional ceramics become a focal point rather than backdrop. Homeowners, choose your weapon.
spring in bloom
Made from hand-carved molds, the intricate designs in these ceramic tiles are accented with hand-painted details. The interlocking tiles repeat for a seamless installation; each of the three patterns in the Jardin Collection is available in a variety of soft, warm earth tones. $60-$90 per square foot at Artistic Tile (65 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains 914-422-0041).
Brooklyn-based designer Julia Rothman’s Treet wallpaper is available in brown, gray, and white. $49 per 67.5-square-foot roll at hyggeandwestshop.com.
Behr’s new Premium Plus with Style Faux Glaze lets homeowners create all kinds of fancy finishes and textures all on their own. $26 per gallon at The Home Depot.
Decorative Painter Hope McAdam creates rich textures and hues reminiscent of the deep blue sea with a combination of two custom colors applied in three layers, plus a top coat. “I apply the paints with a trowel, then burnish it to a sheen,” she says. “The finish is a limestone plaster called stucco lustro, one of my high-end finishes.” All work is priced by the project and/or square foot. Reach McAdam at (914) 631-5765.
hint of havana
Paper Mills’ Little Havana handmade wallpaper features contemporary block prints in seven color combinations. $110 per 6.75-square-foot panel at wallpapercollective.com.
It looks like an elegant silk wall covering, but it's really a special finish by Josephine Bisco of JB Paint Effects (914-610-1014) using neutral toned metallic latex paints.
An actual eucalyptus leaf was scanned to create the classic Ogee repeat pattern in this Jocelyn Warner-designed wallpaper. $112 per 54-square-foot roll for Leaf Black/Gold at wallpapercollective.com.
Yes, mosaic wood. River-recovered white oak is repurposed into a stunning wall mosaic with end-grain blocks that range from ³⁄16” to 1½” square, assembled piece by piece. It can be customized for any design and in a variety of woods. Mosaic Wavy Pattern, $205 per square foot installed and finished (discounts possible for large installations) at Restoration Timber (200 Lexington Ave, Suite 436, New York 212-679-5406).