Mood Board: Art for Your Walls

Living Room

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

Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom

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

laundry room wallpaper
Laundry Room

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