If These Walls Could Talk

Wallpaper choices are often ephemeral—beneath a layer of paisley, one might find the stripped remains of a wall once patterned in stripes or checks. Alongside historic samples sourced from the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, the artworks at right use wallpaper as a patterned design element, conducive to thoughtful moments but also enduring—free from the whims of a spontaneous decorator.