Rebecca Atwood's New Wallpaper Collection Is Like a Dream
The textile designer's capsule collection was inspired by drawings in her sketchbook.
"While I’m living in this hectic but inspiring city, I crave calm and the coastal landscape I grew up in—that’s how I want my patterns to feel," says Brooklyn-based textile designer Rebecca Atwood of her Cape Cod, Massachusetts upbringing. The beachy locale provided endless inspiration for her brand new wallpaper line, which mixes bold strokes, graphic prints, and just a hint of softness thanks to a muted palette rooted in nature. "I want them not to overwhelm but to transform the space in a relaxing, and sometimes, dramatic way. Wallpaper is a commitment, so I wanted to choose colors that felt seamless and easy: ethereal cloud grays, happy but livable tangerine, earthy clay, and crisp sea blues."
Each of the three styles were born from drawings in Atwood's sketchbook. Dashes, a series of painted tickings that forms a striking linear pattern, is a digital take on the designer's most popular textile. "It's a really easy, livable pattern that I can see being used in almost any space," she says. Marble reflects swirling coastal elements, such as dappled water rocks and rippling tides. "I love how color can change a pattern, how the blue colorway feels like a fresh dip in the ocean—I think it’s perfect for a powder room—and the clay-blue feels moody and dramatic, which I think would be lovely for an office or dining space," Atwood say. Petals is the most romantic of the bunch, with a feminine color scheme and a soft repeating pattern of leaf-shaped blades. "It’s about the end of summer, when the petals and leaves are starting to fall off of the plants and create these beautiful curled shapes," she says. "I think this design would be great in a bedroom."
Where will Atwood display them? "I’d love to use them in our home, but unfortunately we rent," she laughs. "I’m not sure we can convince our landlord to okay the wallpaper. I’m still crossing my fingers, though." For our sake, we are, too.