Design Daily: New Romantic Wallpapers from Trove
Jee Levin and Randall Buck, the designers behind Trove's distinctive wallpaper, offer up a wayfaring itinerary with their new wallpaper collection launched at ICFF in May. The evocative designs draw on a wide range of inspirations, from Lascaux cave paintings to ancient Japanese artificial flowers—each with the depth and movement that have become a signature for the New York-based company.
We picked up on a serious Gallic influence in the new designs this year. The Allee paper is a deamlike formal garden landscape, loosely based on a setting from the 1961 film by Alain Resnais, "Last Year at Marienbad." Rinceau draws on the ornate architectural moldings of the Baroque period, translated into a graphic blue-and-white paper of floral elements (it's also available in a cornice-only option for a minimal version). Rounding out the Gallic offerings is Grotte, which merges the Paleolithic style of the cavepaintings at Lascaux and Chauvet with modern graffiti.
The design duo ranged further afield with their parrot-filled Macondo paper, which celebrates author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's passing with images of the parrot from his book Love in the Time of Cholera. The underwater scene of the Suichuka paper was inspired by artificial flowers from ancient Japan (called Suichuka) that bloom when immersed in water.
All the Trove wallpapers are available as repeats on signature panel size of 12 feet high and 6 feet wide, or as custom sizes, and can be found at DeSousa Hughes in San Francisco and Holly Hunt in Los Angeles.