There’s nothing like wallpaper to add drama to a space. Sacramento designer Kristine Renee of Design Alchemy recently employed three very different wallpapers in a model home at the Ro development in West Sac’s Bridge District. Each one illustrates a lesson in how to use wallpaper in impactful ways.
For the living room, she selected a handmade, textured product similar to papier-mâché to infuse color, character and life into the space. “I wanted something that looked like a mural or art piece,” she explains.
Pro tip: “A large-scale design in a small space provides a lot of visual impact.”
Paper: Kinship by Phillip Jeffries
In the principal bedroom, hand-dyed grasscloth with vertical metallic stripes adds texture and color. To get the most bang for her buck, Renee used the pricey paper on the bed wall only.
Pro tip: “Grasscloth is really popular right now. It warms up the space and adds an organic feel.”
Paper: Longitude by Phillip Jeffries
For the laundry room, Renee chose this visually arresting paper, featuring hand-drawn intertwining snakes, to impart personality to an often-overlooked space.
Pro tip: “A small space like a laundry room is a great place to introduce pattern.”
Paper: Giove by Schumacher