Floor & Wall Coverings: The Bright, Bold & Beautiful

Floor & Wall Coverings: The Bright, Bold & Beautiful

Mat Sanders
May 19, 2011

Though natural materials and sleek, futuristic furnishings were big trends at this year's ICFF, there was certainly no shortage of color, especially when it came to wall and floor coverings. Check out these ten head turning collections from international designers, both big and small.

Aimee Wilder (before the jump)
A perfect balance of playful and chic, Brooklyn based Aimee Wilder offers a collection of bright and cheery patterns as hand printed wall paper, screenprints, pillows and rugs.

Stone Source
Stone Source made a splash this year with their various textural stone floor finishes, but you couldn't walk past their booth without turning your head at thier Uonuon collection. These porcelain faux bois floor panels (available in matte finish) come in a whole spectrum of colors and can be configured in whatever combination your heart desires.

House of Hackney
This London based design house specializes in luxe wallpaper, ben linen and home furnishings. Pictured here is there there Hackney Empire collection, which features a menagerie of playful animals.

With their design based on the decomposition of computer pixels, the two rugs from Naninarquina's Digit collection have a distinctly technological feel. Each rug is made from hand-knotted wool - one in vibrant colors, the other in more gentle tones.

Flavor Paper
A favorite go-to design house for bold and exotic wallpapers, Flavor Paper has recently expanded into large scale wall murals and self adhesive wallpaper that can be easily removed, leaving no residue behind.

Parvez Taj
Using photographs, software and UV inks, Parvez Taj creates artful, conceptual motifs - much of which are inspired by New York City. His work is then translated into bright and graphic wall prints, lamp shades and light cubes.

Jonathan Adler
Once again, ole' Jonny continues to wow us with his mod and jazzy custom wallpapers - with patterns available in a wide range of color combinations.

Morag Machpherson
This British textile designer's retro-inspired patterns are available as wallpapers and fabrics, including silk satin and linen juniper.


Founded by Esti Barnes, Ottomania draws upon the floral motifs and geometric shapes found in the textiles prodcued during the time of the Ottoman Empire. Pictured here is the Kaftan, a carpet made of 100% handtufted silk.

Kimberly Lewis Home
This Brooklyn based wallpaper designer offers a unique collection of sweet and happy, hand printed patterns that are produced using local artisans.

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