Salon Style

After a raucously fun Labor Day weekend on Nantucket, we are back, refreshed, and  enjoying today’s Wall Pin Wednesday. We hope you are, too! The last two week’s contributions proved to be quite diverse. From vintage suzani panels, to Venetian Plaster, to walls studded with golden sea-urchin like protrusions, to classic white bead-board, we traversed the interior design wall treatment gamut. See all of the pins here.

As a result, the round-up this week is completely biased. I won’t lie. Gallery or salon style walls were not only amongst our favorites, but made the tops of the lists for many of our interior designer and blogger friends as well. This is surely in part because salon style walls are an art form unto themselves. They are also really challenging to pull off well. Walls of framed or unframed art, photographs, and objects grouped together offer a chance to personalize a space; display a collection;  add texture, color, or theme; or all of the above. While this look may not be for everybody, from a design perspective, what’s not to love?

William Frawley living room in Elle Decor

“Good Bones” and an inspired salon style wall featuring a colloection of nude studies in William Frawley’s Manhattan apartment. via Elle Decor and repinned via Lynda Quintero-Davids.

Another view of William Frawley’s NYC apartment with a collection of nude studies hung over a pair of 1970s English club chairs. via Elle Decor

Ralph Lauren Bar

This classic Ralph Lauren style includes a cluster of of black and white photos on alligator textured walls. Martini anyone? via Courtney Price Design

A Midcentury Modern interior by Kelly Wearstler Design includes a gallery wall to great effect.- via ELLE DECOR and repinned via Lisa League

Salon style wall on stripes

Lighter in both character and style, this grouping on beige and white stripes is offers both character and contrast. via NYCLQ

Designer Amanda Lindroth’s house in Lyford Cay. Along with her fresh aesthetic came this “fabulous wall of seemingly casually assembled art.” via Quintessence  |  House Beautiful

As this collection of interiors shows, the possibilities are endless when including salon style walls. Now that you’ve seen some Wall Pin Wednesday favorites, what are yours?

There’s a whole lotta GLAMOUR going on!

As we thought might happen, trends are emerging in the collaborative Wall Pin Wednesday board and the accompanying discussion on Twitter. The most obvious, for well, obvious reasons, is graphic, eye-catching wallpapers. It makes a perfect backdrop for interesting, über glamorous interiors and has quite a legacy of doing so. Of course, the venerable Dorothy Draper and her legendary designs for the Greenbrier come to mind!

Palm Wallpaper at the Greenbrier, decorated by Dorothy Draper in a 2012 spread by Bergdorfs

Case in point: Berdorf Goodman did a “cover story” for June 2012 at the Greenbrier, decorated by Dorothy Draper. It’s iconic palm wallpaper paves the way for the entire editorial, populated with labels that make up the who’s who of glamorous fashion. The model is wearing Oscar de la Renta. Photograph by Arnaud Pyvka.

Pink and white graphic wallpaper in an Interior Design by Cayley Barrett

From the 2011 Kip’s Bay Decorator Showhouse comes this brushy, seemingly hand-painted wallpaper in bubble gum pink on white. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the Marilyn Minter photograph glimpsed in the gilded mirror! Interior Design by Cayley Barrett. Photo by Isa Salazar. Originally via Lonny, submitted via Lisa League aka @agirlandamac for #WallPinWednesday.

At this point, I’d like to take a moment to lament. We ALWAYS want to give credit for any images we post here. My detective work is sometimes easy, but many times not. Our goal is not only to give credit where we found the image, but also to it’s creator, photographer, designer, and to the manufacturer of the product(s) depicted. If at any time, you can identify something we haven’t been able to, please leave a comment. To that end, if anyone can tell me what the above wallpaper is, I’d be thrilled.

A Kelly Wearstler designed sitting rrom with de Gournay wallpaper

We’re not sure you can do a post on glamorously colorful wallpaper and NOT include Kelly Wearstler. This Washington state home designed by Wearstler was featured in Elle Decor. Every single room is a delight in wall candy, and this de Gournay wallpapered sitting room radiating in mid-century glamour, is no exception. Photo by Mikkel Vang. via Lisa League aka @agirlandamac for #WallPinWednesday.

Black and White palm wallpaper in Interior Designer Meredith Heron's home

What is black and white and glamorous all over? This entryway vignette in Interior Designer Meredith Heron‘s home. Originally via HGTV Canada and ecstatically repinned for #WallPinWednesday from the Pinterest board “Walls I Love” by Customized Walls.

Zebra doors by Miles Redd

No, this isn’t wallpaper. But it’s beyond glamorous, eye-catching, and creative. These zebra print upholstered and studded doors were designed by Interior Designer Miles Redd. via Courtney Price Design for #WallPinWednesday

We couldn’t leave it at that! We had to find the rest of the room flanked by these marvelous doors, especially when we learned that they belonged to the living room of Miles Redd! From a wonderful post and interview with the designer via New York Social Diary.

There are many more inspiring interior design images on the #WallPinWednesday board including some from Noir Blanc Design, Feia Construction, Royal Design Studio, Mark Johnson FAIA, Julia Mack Design, Avente Tile, and some stunning antiqued mirror panels by Garay Artisans via Fauxology, see them all HERE.

We’d love to have you join in on the visual conversation that is #WallPinWednesday! Your contributions are what makes it so much fun and oh so fabulous! So, join the party that celebrates outstanding walls in interior design!