Kelsey's Wes Anderson Inspired Library

When our co-founder, Kelsey, purchased her Brooklyn Heights home, she knew she wanted to transform her lower-level library into a Wes Anderson-inspired nook. Kelsey created walls of wonder with fan-favorite Frida, a pattern inspired by the beloved Chinoiserie wallpaper that decorated her childhood home. Follow along to see the before and after and what inspired her design decisions!



Empty hallway with bookshelves and floral blue wallpaper

Hallway with bookshelves and floral blue wallpaper



Library with pink chinoiserie wallpaper and chartreuse trim styled with a blue velvet couch


Tell us a little bit about your vision for the library!

When we moved in, my vision was to transform this drab space into a whimsical and cheerful playroom of sorts for our family to hang out. Overflowing with books and toys, while outfitted with a comfy sofa/rug, it is where we read to our daughter and play tug with our dog.

Close up of pink chinoiserie tiger custom pillow and dark blue and green velvet fabric swatches


How did you land on Frida Pink for wallpaper?

Channeling Wes Anderson vibes, I worked with my interior designer, Nicholas Obeid, to create a space that would spark creativity while also being sophisticated enough to fit into the rest of our home. The Frida wallpaper strikes this perfect balance and is the dollop of whimsy we were looking for.

Pink chinoiserie tiger wallpaper roll


What paint color did you choose for the bookshelves and trim?

The bookshelves and trim are Benjamin Moore Olive Tree 392 in High Gloss finish. Nicholas and I are both fans of chartreuse and wanted to pull out this color from the Frida pattern. Choosing paint can be totally overwhelming which is why our team at Pepper put together a paint guide of our favorite ones that complement our fabrics and wallpapers, linked here!

Library shelves getting painted with chartreuse color paint


Want to see more of Kelsey's home? Check out her recent Architectural Digest feature

Bedroom with navy gingham wallpaper and black four poster bed with art deco palm custom pillows and a navy rug