Pattern Stories

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H&W Gives Back: Learn about the charitable organizations we're supporting with sale proceeds
In 2015, we launched Dog Park wallpaper, designed by Julia Rothman. All proceeds from that pattern, along with Cat's Meow which launched several years later, have been donated to locally based rescue organizations in communities that we have a connection...
Meet Vikki Chu: How she tells stories through pattern in our latest H&W Gives Back collection
We are delighted to collaborate with Vikki Chu on this very special collection. Vikki is an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. An...
Schoolhouse in the House: See Three Unique Ways this Wallpaper Collection was Brought to Life
Photo by Kate Pearce We're delighted to be able to chat with three H&W customers about their projects using our Schoolhouse wallpaper collection. Kate...
Universal + Hygge & West: Meet Rose Jocham, the Artist Behind Life Finds a Way
London-base illustrator and designer, Rose Jocham, is the perfect artist to bring our Jurassic Park-inspired pattern to life. Rose hand paints everything often with...
Lune Wallpaper Borders Two Ways: How our co-founders added a little extra magic to their living spaces
H&W co-founders are stepping things up! Aimee Lagos and Christiana Coop, couldn't wait to try out our newly launched wallpaper borders collection designed by...
Meet the Artist: How Nathalie Lete's Country Home Influenced Our Newest Collection
Photo by Marianna Troiani One of the things that we love most about what we do is getting the opportunity to collaborate with people...
Pro Inspiration: Some of our Favorite Wallpaper Installations by Some of our Favorite Interior Designers
Photo by XYZ Photography | Design by Cindy Krauklis We've rounded up a range of inspiring wallpaper installations from our talented interior design customers....
Interior Designers Share Their Tips for a Successful Bathroom Renovation
Photo by Spacecrafting Photography | Design by Katie Kath  If you’ve ever scrolled through our Instagram feed you might start to notice another kind...
Southern Charm: Quirky Meets Classic in This South Carolina Boys' Bedroom
When Mary Lauren Gunn set out to design her young boys’ shared bedroom, she looked no further than the landscape right outside her South Carolina home. Inspired by the piedmonts of the American Southeast, our Piedmont wallpaper feels right at home in this sweet family’s Southern charmer.
Hang With Us: Tips, Tricks, and Insights From Wallpaper Pros
DIY it or hire a professional? When it comes to installing wallpaper, the decision of how (or who) to do the job is a personal one. We chatted with four wallpaper professionals to get their hard-won installation tips, tricks, and advice.
Rooms to Grow: How Our Director of Marketing Designed Her Daughters’ Bedrooms to Work Now and Later
When designing bedrooms for her two young daughters, H&W Director of Marketing, Melissa Andersen, knew she wanted to create spaces that embraced the fun...
How Elsie Larson Created a Pattern-Filled Home Office That Doubles as a Kids’ Creative Play Space
When it came time to design the home office out of which she would run her wildly popular website, A Beautiful Mess, Elsie Larson...
Universal + H&W: Meet Josie Shenoy, the Artist Behind Be Good
Prior to the launch of our Universal collection, we had been closely following the impressive career of London-based illustrator Josie Shenoy. We knew for...
Universal + H&W: Meet Annie Brady, the Artist Behind Hill Valley Toile
When it came time to design the Back to the Future-inspired pattern for our new Universal collection of wallpapers and shower curtains, we knew we...
Universal + H&W: Meet Lisel Jane Ashlock, the Artist Behind Amity Sunset
Selecting artist Lisel Jane Ashlock to be part of our new Universal collection was a no-brainer. We had just finished our first collection with her...
A Conversation with Aimee Lagos and Christiana Coop About Bringing the Universal + H&W Collection to Life
After 13 years of designing wallpapers, our Universal + H&W collection was an opportunity to learn something new, as it marks the first time...
How Designer Jo Gick Used Pattern to Make Her Hallway a Destination of Its Own
When interior designer Jo Gick of J & J Design Group began the process of decorating the new hallway in her home addition, she knew...
Why H&W Co-Founder Christiana Coop Chose This Schoolhouse Pattern for Her California Farmhouse Bedroom
When you own a wallpaper company and have every pattern in its arsenal at your disposal, it can be difficult to decide which ones...
Schoolhouse + Hygge & West: Meet the Artists Behind the Designs
When we started dreaming up our most recent collaboration with Schoolhouse, we knew they would have exacting standards when it came to selecting the...
How Sarah Fremont’s Scandinavian Roots Inspire Her Pattern-Filled Home (and Her Tips for Filling Your Home With Pattern, Too!)
Sarah Fremont isn’t afraid of pattern. Where others might opt for quiet and neutral, Sarah goes bold. In Sarah’s world, there is no place...
Katie Elliott of Schoolhouse on Entering the World of Wallpapers With Our Newest Collaborative Collection
Four years ago, Katie Elliott packed up her nearly two-decades-long life in Boston and moved across the country to Portland, Oregon, for an opportunity...