In this Nine to Know, we explore how wallpaper reflects unique visual expression.

Often designers use small spaces in a home to create maximum impact. Case in point: the bathroom, where wallpaper becomes an accomplice in accentuating colour, pattern or texture. In this feature we explore nine different wallcoverings assured to add depth and dimension to a space.

This feature originally appeared in The Detail pages of est Magazine Issue 46: Design Renaissance (pp. 254-267).

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Maison C Natura Morta

Artist Costanza Theodoli-Braschi and interior designer Chiara de Rege created Maison C’s Natura Morta as a dream-like wall covering made from clay-coated paper. The wallpaper features hand-painted drawings of flowers, snakes and intricate renaissance sculptures that are both striking and playful.

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Kelly Wearstler Graffito Wallpaper

The Graffito by Kelly Wearstler features the designer’s trademark hand-painted pattern – a fluid collection of lines that intersect fine art and street art.

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Liberty Interiors Botanical Stripe Wallpaper

Botanical Stripe Wallpaper celebrates the historic tradition of botanical illustration in Britain. Liberty Interiors used a fine mesh gravure technique to accentuate soft painted motifs, where rich green and pink hues are set against a dark backdrop.

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Moooi Menagerie of Extinct Animals Wallcovering

The Menagerie of Extinct Animals wallcovering by Moooi aims to stretch the imagination by featuring ten extinct fauna ‘mysteriously hidden’ amongst lush greenery.

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House of Hackey Herbarium Wallpaper

Art imitates nature in the intricate Herbarium Wallpaper. A reimagining of artist Mary Delany’s floral mosaics, the House of Hackey partnered with the British Museum to create a ‘paper garden’ of flowers, plants and insects.

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