Having Fun With Hockney


A wallpaper sample mix of Abstract Sky Blue custom wallpaper, Moss Green custom wallpaper, and Pink Graphic custom wallpaper

Pepper’s Hockney print sure is fun! This swirly design is available in three different hues—pink, moss, and sky—and is full of life and personality. We were curious how exactly designers would utilize this print in their projects (or within their own homes!) and spoke with a few experts, whose thoughts are detailed below.


Try Hockney In A Child's Bedroom

Barbara Brosnan of Barbara Brosnan Interiors finds the Hockney pink wallpaper to be perfectly suited for a child’s bedroom. “The pattern is lively enough to appeal to kids and is sophisticated without being stuffy,” she explains. “Because it's such a versatile print it can evolve and develop to complement your child's style.” Decorating kids’ rooms with the future in mind is always a smart approach—and will save you agony!

Room corner styled with Sky Blue Custom Wallpaper with frame hung in the middle over wooden coffee table and two wooden chairs surrounding it

Elana Mendelson of Elana Designs also loves the idea of using the Hockney pink wallpaper in a little girl’s room, either on the walls or even on the ceiling. Mendelson envisions this pattern “coupled with white furniture, gold accents, furry little stools or accent chairs and fun, feminine sconces.” She shares a few additional ideas for finishing off such a space. “We could also have some cute bolster pillows made from the Pink Hockney Fabric and/or use the Pink Hockey as piping on a white bedspread,” Mendelson suggests. “So pretty!”

Nursery room corner styled with Pink Graphic Custom Lumbar on Pink Sofa Chair next to white crib with Pink Chinoiserie Custom Pillow

Design by Susanna Harbin Interiors


…Or Incorporate it Into Your Own!

That said, by no means is Hockney solely for kids. Brosnan also shares her thoughts as to how you can integrate the Hockney fabric into your own sleep space. “Everyone wants a relaxing bedroom,” she comments. “But I find that bedrooms with soft color palettes can sometimes feel flat—adding a hockney pillow in the sky colorway is a good way to bring personality back into the space.”

White Bed Close-up styled with a Sky Blue Custom Pillow and an Art Deco Palm Pattern Custom Lumbar Pillow next to white nightstand with navy and oat lamp on top


Paper a Living Room or Foyer

While the designers above like the idea of using the Hockney pink wallpaper in a young girl’s room, it truly can live in any part of the home. Rachael Grochowski of RHG Design imagines using this wallpaper pattern as an accent wall along with a bit of paint—Benjamin Moore Cinnamon, to be exact. “I’d add greenery—maybe a fern,” she shares. “I can see this as a beautiful foyer open to a living room or as a warm living room with upholstered furniture in creams and greige.”

Living room with white couch styled with two navy gingham custom pillows and one sky blue velvet custom lumbar pillow with an artwork hung on wall and Abstract Sky Blue custom wallpaper on the ceiling


Make Special Curtains

Brosnan envisions using the Hockney fabric to create custom curtains. “Hockney certainly makes a statement on its own but it also blends nicely with a wide range of styles,” she comments. “The playfulness of the pattern can bring levity to a room with more traditional wooden furniture.” Brosnan is enthusiastic about creating curtains in the moss colorway. “Pairing them with classic black & white and brown furniture creates an elevated, unpretentious space,” she notes.

Living room styled with moss green custom curtains and two orange velvet sofa chairs with coffee table in front next to wooden desk with chair

Design by Ashley Dalton Interiors


Use the Pattern to Create Your Own Art

Looking for a piece of art that you won’t see in all of your friends’ homes? Try purchasing some Hockney fabric in the colorway of your choosing and following designer Laura Fox’s lead. “There is something so fresh and versatile in the Hockney pattern,” she says. “ I am especially drawn to the moss, and if left to my own vices would love to get a large cutting of this and frame it in a super cool lucite installation—one of a kind art!”