Flat Vernacular: Hand-Drawn Wallpaper from Brooklyn

Designer Profile

Store History

  • Founded: 2010
  • Founded by: Payton Cosell Turner and Brian Kaspr
  • Headquarters: Brooklyn, New York

Flat Vernacular is a Brooklyn-based design company that specializes in original hand-drawn, hand-printed, and bespoke wallpapers. Keeping things on a smaller and more personal scale is very important to the craft as well as the spirit behind Flat Vernacular. We take great time and care with each project that comes to us, and are happy to work with clients both large and small.

We first discovered Payton Cosell Turner through an article last year in New York Magazine about her amazing hand-applied sticker wallpaper. Since then, she's launched a bespoke wallpaper shop in Brooklyn with her fiancé, Brian Kaspr. They make and sell "original hand-drawn, hand-printed, and bespoke wallpapers" in patterns with oddball titles like "Beastly Guardians" and "Dandelion Creatures."

Patterns are drawn out by hand and printed in small runs. Each roll is made to order and takes 6-8 weeks to produce. Pricing starts around $100 - $300 per roll; custom projects are also an option. At this point, wallpapers are available only through their website, where Payton and Brian explain, "We take great time and care with each project that comes to us, and are happy to work with clients both large and small."

To see the full catalog of patterns online, click here.

AROUND THE WEB
Wallpaper with a Life of its Own | The New York Times
Payton Cosell Turner in Wendy Goodman's 'Design Hunting' | New York Magazine
Flat Vernacular | Krisatomic

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