Grasscloth wallpaper had its heyday in the 1970s — in fact my parents' living room was covered in it as were several of their friends' — but I've been noticing it popping up more and more and in an unlikely place: children's rooms. Is grasscloth back? Probably not, but it does seem to have shed its association with the groovy 70s and instead adopted an air of sophistication and glamour.
I know what you're thinking - mixing grasscloth and little sticky, dirty fingers is a terrible idea. Well, many of these rooms actually use a faux grasscloth wallpaper for a similar visual effect without the same maintenance worries - a smart choice for children's bedrooms or playrooms.
- A Glam Gold and Grasscloth Nursery on Apartment Therapy
- Aqua blue grasscloth in a girl's bedroom by Kathleen DiPaulo Designs
- A Grasscloth Boy's Nursery in Jamie Mears' home on Lonny
- Boys' Bedroom in Greenwich by Laura Stern Design
- Girl's bedroom with honeysuckle pink grasscloth walls from Phillip Jeffries on HGTV
- Nursery in a Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival Home on CWB Architects
- Blue grasscloth in Guiliana and Bill Ranci's son's nautical nursery, design by Lonni Paul seen on The LA Times
- A preschool boy's bedroom in Lee Kleinheimer's Atlanta home on One Kings Lane blog
- Pink Grasscloth Wallpaper by Ralph Lauren in Courtney Kardashian's daughter Penelope's room on InStyle
- Children's room in a Nantucket home designed by John Willey
(Image credits: Justina Phippen; Kathleen DiPaulo Designs; Lonny; Laura Stern Design; HGTV; CWB Architects; Ryan Rude; One Kings Lane blog; InStyle; Willey Design)