That's Wallpaper? No way!

Three new Phillip Jeffries lines feature unbelievably realistic textures.

The Saville Row inspired, paper-backed Herringbone collection.

Wallpaper—love it or hate it, it’s back in a big way. We’re not talking about Laura Ashley chintz, though. Now there are plenty of wallcoverings available that would make your mamma blush or please those of the male persuasion. From rough-luxe grasscloths and paper-weaves to sumptuous silks and everything in-between, there’s no excuse to leave your walls bare.

At Webster & Co. (in the Boston Design Center) I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Phillip Jeffries president, Phillip Bershad, to learn about their latest collections. Phillip Jeffries is a family-owned, New Jersey-based business dedicated to hand-crafted papers. They also are very eco-conscious and many of their backings are high in recycled content.

I love their edgy new line, especially Aviator (pictured below), which looks like a riveted airplane fuselage. I might wrap this around a fireplace to give it an industrial look. Where would you use it?

Aviator, a “raised relief pattern inspired by the vintage design of metal fighter planes. Hand crafted by artisans, a unique pattern of small nail heads is hand screened atop a ground of overlapping metallic paper, reinterpreting the look and feel of plane's exterior from the golden age of flight.”

The Wild Woods collection is downright sexy and just about the chicest interpretation of wood grain that we’ve seen. A natural bark paper is embossed with the slightly metallic print.

All images courtesy of Phillip Jeffries Ltd. [Posted by Kendra Amin.]