Making a Scene: Wonderful Wall Murals

Most often employed in dining rooms, scenic wallcoverings—from a classic Gracie floral to contemporary griege landscapes—are a creative way to add a view to a room with none or expand a small room beyond its dimensions.

All photos by Aaron Leimkuehler

Room With a View

This graphic black-and-white dining room, designed by Nate and Jessica White of Trove Homes, exhibits old-world appeal by employing a grisaille Schumacher mural.

Historical Document

Designer Kelee Katillac’s preservation and renovation of her Arrow Rock historic house incorporated classic references with a fresh eye. She rescued the 12-panel mural used in the drawing room, Zuber’s “Views of North America,” from an Illinois house and had it restored.

Fresh Florals

Lettuce-green Schumacher Chinoiserie wallpaper brightens up this dining room by Carmen Thomas with Tran + Thomas Design Studio.