Wonder Walls: The Installation Artist

Duffy Stone, Austin's go-to-designer for indie shops and residential interiors, shares her spring wallpaper picks and pro tip.

Green Portrait
Photography by LAUREN LOGAN

In just a few short years, Duffy Stone has become one of Austin’s go-to designers for indie shops and residential interiors. Her firm, founded in 2013, stands out thanks to Stone’s fearless use of pattern and color. “You have to go bold when picking a paper,” she says. “The louder, the better.” Stone’s style is a mash-up of ’70s-glam, clean-lined furniture and avant-garde art, and she relies on intuition to know when she’s found the right piece for a project: “Sourcing wallpaper is like looking for great art. You just have to find what tugs on your heartstrings. You can’t overthink it!”

White Product Silo

1. TROOP by House of Hackney houseofhackney.com
2. HERRINGBONE PENCIL by Hermès homefabricshermes.dedar.com
3. JUBILEE by Kelly Wearstler kellywearstler.com 
4. BACKGAMMON by Astek astekwallcovering.com 
5. ARTY by Pierre Frey pierrefrey.com 
6. FRIDA by Ashley Woodson Bailey ashleywoodsonbailey.com 
7. HEAVEN by Calico calicowallpaper.com
8. WILD THING by Flavor Paper flavorpaper.com 

Blue and Pink and White Staircase
Photography by LAUREN LOGAN

Pro Tip: Embrace Small and Awkward Spaces
“Ombré papers simulate light and bring the outdoors inside. For the Dylan Wylde shop, we transported the beach to Austin with a paper in soft colors. It creates a serene vibe and makes the space feel larger, plus it worked in tight corners. Find the most awkward or difficult wall in a place, and usually it ends up being the best spot to paper!” 

Published on March 26, 2017 - 4:02pm EDT

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