Scenic Wallpapers, The Eternal Vista

Capturing the beauty of nature, the grandeur of architecture, and the seductively fascinating global culture of humans has inspired wallpaper manufacturers for centuries. Last year I had a chance to attend the Salon Art & Design in New York and was overwhelmed by the extraordinary panoramic panels filling entire rooms. Among the creators were Zuber et Cie and Joseph Dufour et Cie, two visionary French Manufacture de Papier Peints et Tissus (French for: painted wallpaper and fabrics). Zuber continues to produce their historic designs and other companies such as Fromental, Gracie Wallpaper, and de Gourney offer traditional patterns with more contemporary atmospheric designs being offered by Philip Jefferies and Paul Montgomery.  Here are a few of my favorites but you will find an amazing number of designs on each of these manufacturer's websites.

An abstracted version of a landscape mural, akin to the great Zuber papers but much simpler.

An abstracted version of a landscape mural, akin to the great Zuber papers but much simpler.

Les Monuments des Paris by Joseph Dufour

Les Monuments des Paris by Joseph Dufour

Zuber wallpaper, Lush Colors and Exceptional Details

Zuber wallpaper, Lush Colors and Exceptional Details

Zuber Wallpaper

Zuber Wallpaper

Grisaille Paper is various shades of gray

Grisaille Paper is various shades of gray

Phillip Jefferies new Scenic Wallpaper

Phillip Jefferies new Scenic Wallpaper

Kauri in Wyre by Fromental

Kauri in Wyre by Fromental

Travertine in Rhea from Fromental - room designed by Lichten Craig

Travertine in Rhea from Fromental - room designed by Lichten Craig