Designer Tips on How to Style Frida

Neutral dining room with sand colored tiger chinoiserie curtains hanging in front of two windows and a large wooden table with blue woven chairs and white whimsical florals

Available in four different colorways, our fierce Frida print—featuring flowers, fronds, and felines—is a designer fave. We asked four pros to weigh in with tips as to how they’d introduce the print into one of their spaces. Read on for their insights below. 


Try Frida In A Playroom or Nursery

Whimsical Frida would look great in a kids’ space. Cortney McClure of Cortney McClure Design is currently in the process of designing a joint playroom/guest space with Murphy beds and a built-in crib and daybed hybrid. “I would love to use this wallpaper and fabric in this space to keep everything cohesive,” she shares. “It adds pattern and color, but it’s not too overwhelming because the tones are soothing and complementary!” 

Pink abstract curtains hanging on a rod in a nursery with a white crib and daybed and pink tiger upholstered ottoman

Design by Susanna Harbin Interiors

Taylor Fusco of Tay Fusco Design envisions using Frida Pink in a nursery. “I love when I have the option of matching the wallpaper with the drapery,” she says. “It gives an instant editorial feel.” Fusco offers some tips on tying solid colors into such a space, too. “Breaking up the pattern play with a tonal pink window, crown, and base trim will give this kids room a crisp yet playful finish,” she explains. Fusco says that Frida Pink is an excellent option that will stand the test of time, stating, “It is the perfect print for a little one to grow into for years to come!” 


Pair A Subtle Frida Colorway with Pops of Pink

If you love the Frida print but crave something a bit more subdued, opt for the Sand colorway. "I love how the Frida in Sand delivers a little surprise, subtle enough to go with bold color and fun enough to provide an unexpected punch,” comments Bobbi Hoffman of House of Hoffman Interiors. If you crave a little color, try the print with a pinky peach wall color such as Farrow & Ball Pink Cup, the designer suggests. She notes, “It’s on trend but not overwhelming.”   

Sand colored tiger chinoiserie printed cotton fabric swatch paired with coral colored paint can


Install Frida in the Powder Room

The powder room presents a prime opportunity to have a little fun with color and pattern. Why not go bold and choose something that will result in a major wow-moment? “The impressionistic quality of the print makes it easy to wrap a small space—from baseboard to crown—in a riot of color and pattern without the lines reading harsh or overwhelming,” notes Mariel Goodson of Brass Hill Design. She particularly appreciates Frida Blue and Green due to the chinoiserie aesthetic. 

Powder room with blue tiger chinoiserie wallpaper and a white toilet and vanity paired with a blue garden stool and gold mirror

To take this space a step further, Goodson imagines tenting the powder room ceiling in Denton Sky fabric. “Then, I would edge the crown, baseboard and corner seams of the room with a complementary narrow grosgrain tape trim to contrast the soft painterly strokes of the wallpaper, almost like I was framing a painting,” she explains. “Voila, instant magic!” 


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Playful interior design moodboard for a nursery with blue and green printed cotton fabric and blue and green geometric fabric swatches