Utah Style and Design

More Wonder, Less Whimsy: Butterfly Wallcoverings

September 19, 2019

Butterflies can be ordered and architectural,” says designer Jason Wilde, describing the  zoological portrayals and museum prints he favors. Organized specimens displayed with wings wide are replicated on eye-catching fabrics, wall coverings, artwork and inside framed exhibits.

Jason Wilde, Harman-Wilde Interior Design

“Butterflies are like an organized floral pattern that brings nature in, but at the same time, they’re not fussy or grandma-flowery,” says Wilde, who views them as a response to a desire for cleaner, more tailored interiors.  A master at mixing and layering patterns, Wilde considers butterflies an ideal foil for open, abstract florals. “They become a contrasting geometric that creates balance.” Wilde has used butterfly wallpaper to form “an instant museum wall,” and loves the idea of a chair completely covered in the motif. “If that’s too much for someone, a single butterfly pillow is a good place to start,” he says.

Amazilia by Harlequin, stylelibrary.com; Virevolte by Casamance, casamance.com; Floret Peach by Zoffany, stylelibrary.com

Amazilia Papilio wallpaper by Harlequin, stylelibrary.com

Brad Mee



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