Channel Elsie de Wolfe’s One-of-a-Kind Design with Garden-Inspired Wallpaper

Legendary interior designer Elsie de Wolfe had a simple goal: “Make everything around me beautiful — that will be my life,” she said. She did so by bringing outdoor spaces like patios and garden-inspired wallpapers into drab and dreary Victorian interiors. Across the Wilmington area, we’re inspired by beauty in nature, from crashing waves on Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach to azalea bushes and lily pads in Airlie Gardens. If you’d like to bring a bit of the outdoors in for your custom wallpaper, here’s some inspiration from the casually elegant Elsie de Wolfe.

Channel Elsie de Wolfe’s One-of-a-Kind Design with Garden-Inspired Wallpaper

Line your walls with lattices.
Elsie de Wolfe quite literally brought the gardens inside by installing lattice walls inside her interiors. Not only does this look give the room a pattern that is pleasing to the eye, but it also adds unexpected texture and a rustic touch. Channel this style into your space with garden-inspired wallpapers like bold green or navy-on-white lattice. For a subtler interpretation, consider a light-colored textured wall covering you can run your fingers along.


Grace your walls with garden mural wallpaper.
A free spirit far ahead of her time, de Wolfe considered plain walls “artistically destitute” and adored Chinese tea garden wallpaper. Channel this look with elegant, traditional wall coverings straight out of a classic painting, or add just a touch of greenery with a floral accent wall.

garden inspired wallpaper

Go bold with animal print wallpapers.
Elsie de Wolfe fought against dull interiors with animal print accents and glazed chintz upholstery fit for a rebel-queen. Take a page out of her book with patterned wallpaper straight from the jungle, like dancing zebras, golden tigers, and even fluttery butterflies.

butterfly wallpaper

Your Garden-Inspired Wallpaper
Whether you’re looking for a secret garden of your own or a splash of color in your space, garden-inspired wallpaper is a great place to start. If you’re considering custom wallpaper for your home, give us a call or come by our showroom at Strickland’s Draperies & Fabrics. We’ll help you find the ideal color, aesthetic, and texture for your walls.


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