Sutton Foster’s Stunning Statement Ceiling Wallpaper Is Like Living in a Garden

published May 16, 2022
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Broadway favorite Sutton Foster gave a tour of her historic Dutch colonial home to Architectural Digest, and when it came to restoring the 1885 home, it’s clear why Foster tapped designer pal Michael Ostrow of Grace Home Furnishings to create a space with a “real sense of playfulness and whimsy,” as she told the magazine. The pair revamped nearly every room of the Gilded Age era home with printed wallpaper, even opting for bold prints on the living room ceiling.

The “Younger” alum had worked with Ostrow on two previous homes, so it was a no-brainer to collaborate on the Greenwood Lake, New York house she shares with her husband, screenwriter Ted Griffin, and daughter, Emily. Prior to their revamp, Ostrow said the house was “so white,” so the pair brought in endless color and warmth thanks to rich textures and tones from floor to ceiling.

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Incorporating Foster’s love of butterflies, flowers, and birds, Ostrow struck a balance with the papered walls by keeping furniture simple where needed. “If I was going to have a very animated wallpaper, then I made the drapery and beds very simple,” he shared. Lining the living room ceiling is a bold pink floral paper by Flavor Paper ($15.50 per square foot), which Ostrow noted is “very light and gives the room dimension and personality without being overwhelming.”

Foster loves wallpaper so much that the duo chose their prints first before adding any other decor or furniture to the rooms, which allows for it to be the star of the show. Foster’s daughter chose a Romo wallpaper with trees, butterflies, ladybugs, and dragonflies, which the “Music Man” star called “magical,” adding, “I love being in there because it’s magical, and it all makes sense for where she is right now in her life.”

Jewel-toned floral Designers Guild wallpaper lines the walls in Foster’s parlor room, while her bedroom includes an accent wall with a decidedly different vibe: a calming mountainous mural in Miyako’s Scene One Dove wallpaper, with Foster noting she wanted “tranquility, but also elegance.”

The crafting and crochet enthusiast chose printed pink-and-yellow Lord Twig wallpaper for her office, summing up the office space — and the ethos of the entire home — telling AD, “It just feels like a very peaceful creative space, which is exciting for a crafter.”