R5 What Westchester Walls Are Wearing

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).


ethnic influence

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.

- Advertisement -


amazing glaze

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.


deep-sea diving

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.


- Partner Content -

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.


french influence

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.


leafy retreat

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.

- Advertisement -


wood redux

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).


Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

Holiday flash sale ... subscribe and save 50%

Limited time offer. New subscribers only.