Aux Abris is a boutique design studio specializing in fine wall coverings. Our singular collection
of patterns and murals brings contemporary flair to timeless and iconic designs. They are printed
on grounds such as grasscloth, raw silk, woven paper and other distinctive textures. Shortly we
are launching a line of vinyls with the same eye to creating high-end distinctive textures. We seek
to inspire designers’ wit and imagination to create unique interiors.
What to expect from us this year
We are launching a line of Type 2 vinyl wallcoverings for hospitality and are refining these new
designs to fit in with our high-end residential line. We will not compromise in quality and
aesthetic just because they are printed on vinyl. We have been experimenting for a year to get it
right and will launch them in May at the HD Expo trade show in Las Vegas. Of particular
interest many of our digitally printed murals are designed to coordinate with less expensive
gravure printed textures in order to maximize impact at an economic price.
Started in 2014 by Karen Robert.
An interior designer for 12 years, I had seen a gorgeous front hallway of stenciled grasscloth that
my friend Tom Scheerer had designed. I decided to recreate something like it in a double height
entryway in my house. Then I realized the enormous task of hand stenciling, so I had the bright
idea of instead buying a printer so I could print it. A business was born. Designing wallpaper is
the perfect blend of my passion for graphic and interior design. My interior design experience
allows me to create wallpaper with an eye to creating the entire room; at the back of my head I
am constantly thinking about the designer’s needs. In fact, my first designs were inspired by
decorating houses for clients. Our “Tartan” for example came about because I was designing a
house in Ireland. The “Prince of Wales” design I designed specifically for a ski house in Park
I am passionate about our designs and look to evolve and create new looks on a myriad of
materials. I am in my element owning a business and perfecting it daily. My ideal weekend is to
create a new design on Saturday, and experimenting with printing it on a Sunday. Design is my
bliss; I pinch myself every day with how lucky I am to be working in a business that I love to do
What Sets Our Line Apart:
We enjoy experimenting with different grounds and textures to add dimension and depth to our
designs. We seek to push the limits of printed materials to go beyond the flat surface, we think
about the texture and the sheen as well as the design. All of these things need to work together to
produce an interesting wall covering.
At Aux Abris, we believe that the wallpaper is the starting point for a successfully designed room.
We understand that a designer needs the wallpaper to work with the many layers of a room in
order to create a mood. If one looks at a room and only sees the wallpaper, then we have failed to
support the overall design.