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Retro Wallpaper from Kimberly Lewis Home

My life is modern, but my heart is vintage—somewhere between 1940 and 1970. I’ve always had a soft spot for the looks of the mid-century. The clean lines and inherent homey charm of this bygone era always make me happy.

At a recent design event here in NYC, I had the pleasure of meeting demure design darling Kimberly Lewis. I’ve been a fan of her line of wallpapers for some time. With prints that are clean and charming, they all seem to say “welcome home.”

The stripes of dots below remind me of strands of pearls.

Kimberly Lewis Dot Stripes Wallpaper

Graphic pattern need not be bold. The “pebble” pattern below is light and lacy. Soft rounded squares made up of white lines shine through a hazy lavender field.

Kimberly Lewis Pebble Wallpaper

Kimberly Lewis is right on trend with this new take on chevron. The yellow and grey color palette is a Project Nursery reader favorite if the gallery is any proof. I’d love to see this paired with white lacquer furniture.

Kimberly Lewis Yellow and Gray Chevron Wallpaper

These flamingos kind of rock my world! Their graceful curvy lines and color palette nod to 1940s Americana—simply adorable. The other thing I really like about these flamingos is they are familiar without being cliche.

Kimberly Lewis Flamingo Wallpaper

Once again, Ms. Lewis is right on trend with this rich cobalt and white nautical print. The thing that makes this so clever is the slight overlap of the sailboat illustrations. This look is exciting without being overly busy. I could see this as an accent wall behind a crib or all around the room beneath a glossy white chair rail.

Kimberly Lewis Navy Nautical Sailboat Wallpaper

About the author
Sam Simon is an artist and designer living in NYC who creates beautiful murals and hand painted children's rooms. His beloved work and very recognizable aesthetic is influenced by mid-century picture books, Japanese super-cute aesthetic, French and American Art Deco, and Liberace's capes!
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  • Jillian Scotts

    I love the flamingo one. Though I’m not sure if it’s just because of the glare on my PC screen, but they are more like optical illusions, where the lines and the images move and it’s kinda difficult for the eyes to look at.

  • Kim

    The pebbles one is gorgeous. Love my wallpapers light and subtle.

  • Andrea Lowe

    Pretty wallpapers! I checked their site and I fell in love with the Ikat Greek Key and the Beverly designs!

  • Ross Neytiri

    I love all of them! If I were to choose only one, I wouldn’t know which one to pick.

  • Sam Simon

    Hmmm, I haven’t experienced that- most prints look much better in person then on a screen. xoSS

  • Sam Simon

    Oh yes, that pebbles print has a lovely lace-like quality that is very light. It is pure ELEGANZA!

  • Sam Simon

    Glad you liked them! Beverly is a gem! XOSS

  • Sam Simon

    Glad you like them! Design decisions are tough! Maybe choose the one that works best in the over all aesthetic and color scheme in your home.

  • Sam Simon

    Glad you approve! XOSS

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