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Perfectly Patterned: 4 Rooms With Eye-Catching Wallpaper

Carefully chosen wallpaper—whether timelessly botanical or whimsical, abstract, and modern—can transform an everyday space into something extraordinary.

A Connecticut Classic

Leslie McElwreath | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Enduring in style, this six-bedroom clapboard Colonial home sits atop a gentle hill in a desirable Greenwich neighborhood. Exemplifying New England elegance as well as modern sophistication, it is replete with delightful details, including antique wide-plank wood floors, exceptional millwork, Venetian plaster walls, vintage fireplaces, and striking wallpaper in the grand foyer. Beyond are a refined formal living room, a well-appointed kitchen, two family rooms, a conservatory with a wet bar, and a dining room with lovely Gracie wallpaper and a discreet china cabinet.

Fifth Avenue Finery

Sheila EllisPatricia A Wheatley | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

From its perch above Fifth Avenue in a full-service prewar Rosario Candela–designed building, this regal 5,947-square-foot residence enjoys views of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Manhattan skyline. A floor plan for festive entertaining and comfortable everyday living—which keeps the five bedrooms secluded for privacy—begins with an elegant foyer with dazzling wall coverings and inlaid flooring and continues in a the magnificent great room, a media room, a colorful chef’s kitchen, and a formal dining room with classically inspired floral wallpaper.

Texas Treasure

Jana Giammalva | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

In the exclusive environs of Houston’s lush Tanglewood neighborhood, this striking residence recalls Old World refinement. Highlights include formal living and dining spaces with custom finishes, a renovated kitchen with an island and a breakfast area, a study or office, a game room, and a loggia with a summer kitchen. The primary suite—one of five bedrooms—includes two impeccably outfitted walk-in closets and a chic bath with surfaces of marble, a soaking tub and shower, and wallpaper that is at once sophisticated and whimsical.

Hamptons Hideaway

Sharon Stern | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

On 1.47 verdant acres, this quintessential Hamptons getaway impresses with its 8,721-square-foot main residence, refreshing pool and spa, and inviting pool house. In addition to a great room, a family room, a dining room with a butler’s pantry, an eat-in chef’s kitchen, two wet bars, a gym, and a theater, the home features a generous primary suite with a balcony overlooking the pool, two walk-in closets, a marble bath, and a serene sleeping space with a gas fireplace and subtly stylish wallpaper.

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