The Coolest Restaurant Wallpaper in the Country
Sometimes you want to be cloaked in clean, tonal—abstemious, even—decor. And sometimes you want Jackson Pollack splatters of color and texture. This story is for those latter times.
Without further ado, let’s get all Scalamandre up in here. Below are 15 of the coolest wallpaper jobs in restaurants right now.
The Brixton in San Francisco, California:
Shepard Fairey, he of the famous Obama “Hope” poster, designed this. For those who might not know Fairey outside of his street art, he is also a RISD grad whose work appears in collections at the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among others.
Glasserie in Brooklyn, New York:
With their Brooklyn-based design company Flat Vernacular, husband-and-wife-team Brian Kaspr and Payton Turner specialize in original hand-drawn, hand-printed, and bespoke wallpapers. (Turner also does sticker installations; Lena Dunham is a happy customer.) They call this one “Trapezoid in Day,” and Turner says it’s one of her all-time favorite patterns. “It’s textural and hand-drawn, but clean and contemporary.”
Hillside Farmacy in Austin, Texas:
This is Austin-based designer Mickie Spencer’s second restaurant project. The first was East Side Showroom, and she’s a co-owner of both.