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Kat Benson’s Obsession

The Kansas City designer and co-owner of Nest Interiors shares the wallpaper she’s got her eye on

It’s confession time. And for designer Kat Benson, co-owner of Nest Interiors, there’s nothing hotter than large-scale wallpaper.

“I’m especially obsessing over European artist Ellie Cashman,” Benson says, “specifically the dark floral pattern and color scheme. It creates so much drama and completely transforms a space.”

That’s right, wallpaper is back with a vengeance! But unlike the memorable options of the ’80s and ’90s, today’s wallpaper obsession comes in the form of prominent patterns with saturated, moody colors, quite a contrast from traditional floral prints.

Ellie Cashman’s large-scale floral wallpaper, with full blooms that look like they’re popping off the wall, was inspired by the still-life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age. Perfect as an accent wall, this impressive wallpaper works well in a nursery, powder bath or any other intimate space.


“Because it’s so dramatic, using it on one focal wall or in a small space gives you a lot of look without feeling too overwhelmed,” Benson says.

It can be purchased through Nest Interiors.