Well-known in the United Kingdom and Europe, London-based wallpaper designer Deborah Bowness is introducing her decorative drollery stateside with a gallery exhibit at the Anthropologie store in New York City 's Rockefeller Center. Called Genuine Fakes from London, the show features life-size, photo-realistic images hand-printed on wallpaper.
The panels—most of which measure 130" high by 22" wide and range from $348 to $1,400 each—picture everyday domestic goods. One collection, Wallpaper Frocks, contains a series of brightly colored dresses hung off a black-and-white clothes rail. Another line, Salvage, features pointy lamps, sepia-toned filing drawers, and old chairs. A third, Illusions of Grandeur, shows just that: fancy moldings, a chandelier, and a gilt mirror.