ISSUE 45  |  London Calling

The Instant Great House, Wallpaper Edition

November 13, 2014 12:00 PM

BY Margot Guralnick

Whether you fancy living in grandeur, crystal-stemware-style, or in cozy quarters evocative of a scullery, photographic wallpaper master Deborah Bowness has you covered. The prolific UK designer, best known for her trompe-l’oeil architectural details and bookcase wallpapers, recently broadened her repertoire to include the key trappings of the upstairs-downstairs life. And the good news: All you need is a wall to achieve it. 

Photography via Deborah Bowness.

Above: From Bowness’s new Bric-a-Brac line, a pantry-inspired pattern called Bric-a-Brac Shelf Wallpaper. Rolls are 20.5 inches wide and 11 yards long; $200 each. All of Bowness’s designs are machine-printed and hand silk-screen color printed in England. 

Above: The Bric-a-Brac Shelf Wallpaper Border comes in rolls that are 18 inches wide and 5.5 yards long; $90 each.

Above: Bric-a-Brac Shelf Wallpaper is available with a white or gray background. The rolls can be aligned, as shown, or staggered; they also can be hung as single strips.

Above: The Coffee Pot Border is offered with a background in pale yellow (shown) or white. Rolls are 10 inches wide and 5.5 yards long: $75 each

Above: Summon a footman. The Suitcase Border rolls are 20.5 inches wide and 5.5 yards long; $105 each. 

Above: The Suitcase Border adds interest overhead.

Above: From Bowness’s new Collections collection, the Glass Tableware presents grandmotherly crystal in a new guise. Rolls are 22 inches wide and 11 yards long: $200 each.

Above: Ceiling Swag wallpaper is both glamorous and cheeky. Rolls are 20.5 inches wide and 11 yards long; $150 each.

Above: The pattern comes in pale pink (shown), gray, and white.

Above: For the full effect: The overall Wall Swag is $150 per roll.

See more of Bowness’s designs in our posts:

Also peruse our Wallpaper posts, including An Economical DIY Wallpaper Alternative. On Gardenista, help Michelle Pick the Perfect Wallpaper.