Monday, October 5, 2015

Trove: Extraordinary Wallcovering

I love wallpaper and I am not ashamed! I know many people shrink from the mere mention of it, but I have discovered that those people have bad memories of ugly wallpaper from their grandmother's house in the 60s or 70s. Of course contemporary wallcoverings are light years from grandma''s foil bathroom. There are incredibly innovative and beautiful wallcoverings being made now and this post is part of a continuing series of the world of wallcoverings. Take for example the fantastic wallcovering company Trove.

Founded in 2006 in New York City by designers Jee Levin and Randall Buck, Trove has quickly become one of the most unique, sought-after wallcovering companies today. Their startling designs play off organic elements like flowers, birds, clouds, and smoke but in a fascinatingly modern way. Their approach to wallcoverings also includes a sense of whimsy as seen in their August and Fuoco patterns.

Let's take a look at their gorgeous Alcyone pattern, a repeat of hydrangeas available in several dark colorways. A floral wallpaper may seem conventional, but the scale of the blossoms makes it cutting edge.

Their newer pattern Allee gives us a peek through what certainly looks like a window of Versailles toward the glorious manicured gardens.

Flocks of birds take flight in the breathtaking Trove pattern Indi.

Designer Jay Jeffers put them on the wall of a bedroom...

...Lisa Stevens put Indi in a frosty white colorway in an entryway...

...and Suzanne Eason brilliantly applied the pattern to a ceiling!

Chroma is a marvelous, squint-worthy double helix of color and movement.

Fuoco is a whimsical view of vintage theater-goers in ornate opera boxes. Although the image is in black and white, it is available in several different tints. Look how interior designer Tamara Kaye-Honey used Fuoco as a marvelous accent wall in a sitting room.

The pattern for August shows solarized portraits of various queens from varying counries and time periods. The effect is one of faded glory...

Ghostly trees are silhouetted against darker, blurry trunks and branches in the misty, nostalgic Nyx.

These amazing designs and many more are also available on window film and wood veneer panels. Visit Trove to see their complete collection.

Happy designing!

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