Whether classical and floral or modern and maximalist, few things create visual interest and transform everyday interiors like carefully chosen wallpaper.
Sophisticated Style in the Carlton House
New York, New York | Brad Ingalls, Emrah Akyildiz, & Brendon O’Rourke, Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage
Interior design by Kyle Timothy Blood distinguishes this chic Upper East Side home. Highlights include a sophisticated foyer, a sun-flooded living room, a family room, and an open kitchen with lacquer cabinetry, stone countertops, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, and a breakfast area with an eye-catching wall treatment. The formal dining room turns heads with its views and vibrant wallpaper. In the master bedroom and the office or library—which could easily serve as a fifth bedroom—subtly elegant wallpaper contributes to a sophisticated ambience.
Light-Filled Aerie on Park Avenue
New York, New York | Cathy Taub, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
In a highly desirable white-glove building, this 5,600-square-foot penthouse boasts 10-foot ceilings and is filled with light and refined style. Oversized windows throughout offer enthralling views of the Manhattan cityscape, and the glorious landscaped terrace encourages outdoor dining and lounging. Other noteworthy features include top-tier appliances and finishes, a Crestron smart home system, surround sound, Lutron lighting, two fireplaces, air conditioning, and elegant, classically inspired floral wallpaper in the formal dining room.
Old World Refinement in Montecito
Santa Barbara, California | Barry Fields & Joe McCorkell, Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage
Croydon House, a rare early-20th-century residence in Montecito, boasts a traditional grandeur that recalls a European country estate. Nearly every space is filled with eye-catching details, including richly hued ceiling beams and paneling, leaded-glass windows, striking sconces, coffered ceilings, hardwood floors, unique fireplaces, and distinctive wall coverings in spaces from bedrooms to the inviting dining room. The picturesque grounds feature manicured hedges and gardens; palm, lemon, and olive trees; an alluring pool and spa; a lush lawn, and plentiful spaces for alfresco living and entertaining.
Palm Beach, Florida | Todd Peter & Frances Peter, Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
Just down the road from the beach, this stylish 4,808-square-foot tropical escape was inspired by the timeless island bungalows of Bermuda. It features white Venetian plaster walls, an impeccably appointed kitchen, a library, two or three restful bedrooms, a living room with vaulted ceilings and retractable doors that open to a loggia with automatic screens, and an air-conditioned two-car garage. Wallpaper accents many rooms with calming aquatic and tropical hues.
The Jefferson-Ebert House
Greenwich, Connecticut | Brad Hvolbeck & Marijane Bates Hvolbeck, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
Constructed in the 1840s and recently renovated, this home venerates history while allowing for the finest in contemporary living and entertaining. Stylistic hallmarks include beamed ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, handsome paneling, bookcases and other built-ins, and lovely wall treatments in a variety of themes and hues, found in spaces from the foyer to bedrooms, baths, and the office. The compound also encompasses a dining gazebo, terraces and porches, gardens, a 1,700-square-foot guesthouse with a sauna and a plunge pool, a garden shed, and a stone outbuilding.
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