Majestic murals, a glimpse into the wallpaper styles

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Majestic murals, a glimpse into the wallpaper styles

Photography By Kayla Rocca

A glimpse into the wallpaper styles that dress the walls of a regal estate overlooking the Niagara Escarpment

A 200-acre countryside estate that sits at the top of the Niagara Escarpment is one of the latest projects Westgrove design agency has undertaken. This premier luxury rental called The Escarpment House was built in classic Georgian architecture and is surrounded by lush rolling hills with panoramic views of the Toronto cityscape.

While creating the design for 14,000 square feet of living space can be a daunting task, Westgrove was eager to bring contemporary luxury to this extravagant estate. Our vision was to maintain the elegance and grandeur of the property while modernizing furniture and lighting to create the ultimate guest experience. Inspired by modern boutique hotels with an eclectic mixture of finishes and textures, we relied on unique wallpaper prints to give several rooms a unique experience.

Inspired by the rooms of the Escarpment House, here are the four types of wallpaper you should be incorporating into your home design:

A Touch of Pastel

We took advantage of the property’s eight ensuite bathrooms, and truly gave a distinct feel to each one. We chose a pale pink watercolour palm print from Newwall to create a soft and contemporary feeling. While we chose to incorporate pink, any pastel against white trim and gold fixtures can emulate this look.

The Statement Wall

We knew for this main floor suite, complete with a wood-burning fireplace and two ensuite bathrooms, we had to make a statement. We chose an organic mural wallcovering by Emma Hayes, hung to look like falling petals, echoing the romantic undertone of the entire bedroom.

Signature Colour

While many people shy away from a single bold signature colour, we think when done thoughtfully, the end result can be striking. We continued the green palette from this second-floor bedroom into the ensuite. Inspired by the existing marble countertop, we chose a distinct palm leaf print for the walls accented by pheasant-feathered lamp shades and matching live foliage.

Off-White Delight

Utilizing shades of white and off-white on the walls can be a simple way to establish elegance in a design. To elevate from elegant to luxurious, we recommend opting for wallpaper rather than paint. This can be seen above, in the way we incorporated this subtle, marbled off-white wallpaper to easily enhance the overall look and feel of the room.

Located on 200 acres at the top of the Niagara Escarpment in Caledon, the Escarpment House is an exclusive 14,000 square foot countryside estate event venue and rental space. To learn more about the property, including rental availability, visit the website:

Keri MacLellan and Andrea Pierre are designers and co-owners of boutique design agency Westgrove. They created and brought to life the concept and design of the Escarpment House.


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