This summer, we’re all about experimenting with bold colors and prints. In our summer issue contributor and interior designer Stephanie Tallevast shares ways to incorporate color and pattern into your living space, whether by setting off statement art pieces against a crisp, white wall, accenting a space with moodier wall color choices, or taking the graphic plunge with a contemporary-feeling and unique wallpaper. In the issue Stephanie shares great picks for both light and dark wall color choices, and today we’re giving you a bonus with her picks for wallpaper and ceiling treatments.
Above: The teen hangout room, designed by Meg Caswell, at the 2017 Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Designer Showhouse featured bright colors set off by a graphic statement ceiling wallpaper.
Marbled wallpapers have come back in a big way. Create your own marbled design, or any other pattern that you can imagine, with print-on-demand services such as Spoonflower.
Ceiling Treatment Picks
A small-scale print like Links can make a statement on a ceiling without overwhelming the room.
From left: Detail of Julianne Taylor for Mitchell Black’s Don’t Be Koi wallpaper in Starfish as seen in CSOL Designer Showhouse in 2017; Julianne Taylor for Mitchell Black’s Wallflower in Lilac as seen in same; a graphic printed wallpaper in the home of Tracy Rose. Each print chosen complements the artwork that has been chosen to pair with it, neutral, earthy colors pairing with bright, but not overpowering colors, in the first, gestural marks in a similar color palette with different saturation values set against bold graphics in the second, and bold colors popping off the neutral tones in the third.
Wallpaper and ceiling picks: Stephanie Tallevast / Photography: Siobhan Egan
To see the full article with Stephanie’s interior wall color picks, along with more summery inspiration for intentional living, including recipes perfect for a tropical get-together, a profile of artist Cedric Smith, an interview with author Sarah Domet, and more, order our summer issue now.