Wallpaper Inspiration


Michael and I recently watched the HBO miniseries, Olive Kitteridge, and after seeing the toile wallpaper from the opening credits we found ourselves on a search for a similar nautical toile paper for our own home. Ever since shooting some projects for Furbish a few years ago, I’ve been wanting to incorporate wallpaper into our home, but Michael was always on the fence about it until our stay at Nebo Lodge, where more than a few rooms are given an extra dose of character thanks, in large part, to their various wallpapers.

Just like I did with our bathroom update from the spring, I thought it would be fun to share some wallpaper inspiration from our travels. From the floral print in a guest room at The Greenbrier (pictured above) to the whimsical hot air balloons in the stairway of the Saint James in Paris, these wallpapers inject a sense of personality and fun into their spaces.

Powder room at The Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. 


Stairway at the Saint James in Paris.

St. James Paris

Guest room at the Saint James.

St. James Paris Hotel

The Brimstone Room at Nebo Lodge on North Haven, ME.



Bathroom at Nebo Lodge


Colonial Room at the Pitcher Inn in Warren, VT.

Pitcher Inn, Warren Vermont - Map & Menu

The pub at the White Hart Inn in Salisbury, CT. 

White Hart Inn, Salisbury CT

Dining nook at Tipsy Parson in New York. 


Do you all have any design discoveries from your travels? We’d love to hear about them below!

All photos by Meredith Perdue for Map & Menu.

4 thoughts on “Wallpaper Inspiration

  1. Oh gosh, you’re speaking my language. Not being able to wallpaper all these years has been slowly killing me as a renter. If you’re looking for nautical toile, you night want to check out Cape Cod interior designer Joan Peters: http://www.joanpeters.com/. She has some fantastic papers. Sadly no Maine toile, though! xx

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