While we've been on a bit of a hiatus here at P&P, we've been scouting out some incredibly inspired design for you nonetheless. On a recent Saturday evening HGTV binge, we watched two of our favorite hosts — Genevieve Gorder and David Bromstad — use the same simple trick to tie together a color scheme and add pattern to a room: book covers.
Remember this simple solution for keeping our science and math and geography tomes in tact back in the day?
With the profusion of pretty papers hitting stores this time of year, what better time to give this stylist's trick a try? It's also a fresh update on that color coded book trend everyone's loved the last few years.
The art deco designs above were created by Coralie Bickford-Smith, a senior designer at Penguin Books, but the look is just as easy to accomplish with the papers we've rounded up here (or any monochrome collection you love).
Clockwise from top left: Fete wrap by Smock, $8 | Indian Elephants by Paper Source, from $2.50 | Holiday Flame Stitch by Elum, $3.75 | White Gold Harlequin by Midori | Jade wrap by Smock, $8 | Faux Bois by Paper Source, from $2.50 | Loom by Elum, $3.75 | Lama Li handmade paper in Gold Stripes on Lime, $8.