handmade wallpaper.
by victoria comment



well i should start by saying that i have been just dying to share this wallpaper with you. my friend and talented creative director suzanne shade designed and created it all on her own. crazily she was inspired by an instagram of mine — a shot i took of driftwood at fort funston, and she knew she wanted to create a geometric pattern with it, and include a traditional toile print but how this incredible design came about in her very creative and imaginative mind i just can’t quite fathom. the math alone hurts my head.


she pieced together this collage on her computer and then generated large format images printed at san francisco’s Blow Up Lab on their repositionable poly fabric used for commercial
display work, which she then used as wallpaper. voilá! isn’t is stunning? suzanne just remodeled her kitchen with gorgeous white ikea cabinetry installed and customized by michael woo woodworking, white marble counter tops and that stunning tom dixon copper pendant lamp. she kept things very sleek and simple with the wallpaper as the show-stopping Pièce de résistance. i seriously think someone needs to produce this wallpaper en masse so we can all enjoy it on our walls. flat vernacular, are you listening? suzanne can be reached here for inquiries.




• photos by victoria smith for sfgirlbybay.

40 responses to “handmade wallpaper.”

  1. WOW!!!! I love it, I want it! And, thanks also for the link to Blow Up Lab, I’ve been searching for a place just like it!

  2. This is one of the most inspiring and amazing pieces of design I’ve seen in awhile. Incredible! That Tom Dixon light ain’t bad either! ;)

  3. Wowowowowowow! That’s seriously amazing… someone snap this woman up for design work, stat! (PS: I also love how it’s only on one part of the wall – just so restrained… amazing)

  4. I saw this on fb yesterday when The Jealous Curator shared a post – this is just wonderful! I almost could not sleep thinking about it! More, more, more! Please x

  5. She is the queen of all queens of DIY’s. And there’s quite a big team of DIY queens.
    Is it semi-removeable? I live in a rental place that doesn’t allow us to paint the walls but I’m itching to paint the space behind my bed as a headboard.

  6. this wallpaper is fabulous + it’s absolutely amazing that she created it herself! wallpaper can add such great character – our designer at red has used it often in clients homes to add the final touch in a room. this space turned out great!

  7. Hi!

    I want to get in touch with Suzanne as I love this so much – I’d really like to see if I could use the design myself somehow? I’ve tried her linkedin but it won’t let me send a message – are there any other options?

    So so beautiful!

    Thanks so much for posting!

  8. Oh God. This is pure genius.
    Btw, love your blog, this is truly an inspiration for my next apartment!


  9. Hi!
    Sorry for my english! Im from the french part of Canada!

    I like your wallpaper! Very!

    How can i buy it? And how much does it cost?

    Thank you and have a good day!

  10. sell it please, PLEASE!
    LOVE the restraint and careful and PERFECT wall placement.
    (thku so for sharing)

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