Intern at large Karli Hendrickson just e-mailed me about a fabulous zebra wallpaper pattern by Scalamandre. She and I both know the pattern from Gino’s restaurant (at 780 Lexington Ave.) And we’re both huge fans.
It reminded Karli of the Cavern zebra pattern for Anthropologie.
And she realized it was used in Wes Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums.”
I just saw “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and loved the entire visual package, especially the wallpaper. Wes Anderson uses patterns well!
Lead by production designer Kalina Ivanov, HBO’s “Gray Gardens” features very catching, intersting wallpapers. The famous Hamptons house was re-built on set in Canada, and the design team did not have much to work from, as there are very few records of Gray Gardens in its 1930′s prime. Grounding her research in historic wallpaper samples, Ivanov combined Art Deco and Chinoiserie revival styles to create the interior. She brilliantly creates a unique, elegant, fanciful decor that matches the personalities of the women who lived at Gray Gardens. For more information, read this terrific interview with Ivanov.
One of our fantastic new design interns — the incredibly talented Karen Dana — sent me this screen shot from Garden State. I’m surprised I haven’t had a dream in which I become wallpaper; it seems bound to happen!