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Fine Art Wallpapers
Fashion forward: Sandra Bermudez's "Still Couture" paper.

Wallpaper is such a commitment. Do you really want to stare at those cabbage roses or frolicking zebras for years to come? We tend to opt for neutral paint and some pops of original art instead.

That was until we discovered Fine Art Wallpapers, a line of chic, artist-designed wall coverings recently launched by Chicago gallery owner Kasia Kay.

There are nine papers in the collection (more will be added later this year). Created using a process called ?digital painting,? the look skews toward contemporary, brightly colored patterns that are anything but fusty.

Our favorite is New York artist Sandra Bermudez?s ?Still Couture? paper (available in pink, gray, black and yellow), with scattered images of women clad in red-carpet-worthy vintage and modern-day evening gowns--think satiny frocks complete with trains and ruffles. Imagine walking into a powder room done up in this glam wallpaper and a glittering chandelier--it would be a fashion lover?s dream come true.

We?re also smitten with Mexican artist Erika Harrsch?s swirling butterflies, a collage-like mass of fluttering wings rendered in floral prints. We?d go for a dreamlike effect by hanging it behind the bed in an otherwise all-white master suite. (Papers are $400 for a 36-inch-wide, nine-foot roll.) ??

Wallpaper--who knew we?d get so hung up on it???

Fine Art Wallpapers at Kasia Kay Gallery, 215 N. Aberdeen St.; 312-944-0408 or

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