When it comes to dressing up the walls in your home, the possibilities are limitless—fabric, molding, paint. But there are few more dramatic ways to transform plain white ones than with a graphic application of a stunning wallpaper design, whether your style veers toward romantic floral scenes or contemporary geometric grids. Not all patterns are created equal, however, as anyone who has ever embarked on the daunting task of choosing one can tell you. A select few have transcended mere trend to achieve iconic status. Case in point: the wallpaper that made The Beverly Hills Hotel famous—or was it the other way around? Don Loper’s Martinique banana leaf motif is a classic that’s instantly recognizable even outside design circles.

The aviator

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