From fuzzy felts to hand-drawn toiles, we'd thought we'd seen it all, wallpaper-wise. Then we discovered Swarovski Elements' first-ever wallpaper collection, which--thanks to tiny crystals embedded in the rolls--shimmers and shines like no wall covering we've seen before.
A collaboration between the Austrian crystal giant and Cole & Son designer Karen Beauchamp, the new crystal-encrusted papers (starting at $400 per 11-yard roll) are all emblazoned with carefully placed cut jewels whose effect is nothing short of lavish, and yet somehow not the least bit tacky.
We absolutely love the velvety, metallic Plume design (embellished with Cabochon pearls and Xilion crystals) and the harlequin-inspired Diamond Trellis, both of which look fantastic in small spaces like hallways or bathrooms. We're also intrigued by the three papers (including Kohinoor Damask and Venetian Stripe) covered in Swarovski's Crystal Strata--a dense layer of sparkling crystals that change color as they reflect the light.
But the most dramatic option is definitely the silver Versailles, which is designed to have an 18th-century, French gilded-glass appearance. After all, we've always wanted our home to look a little more ancien régime.
To purchase, contact Paul Bosworth at Sterling & Knight (603-903-1112).