For five years, Jee Levin, 39, and Randall Buck, 45, of Trove designed wallcoverings from what Ms. Levin described as a "cramped, dark and messy" studio in the Flatiron district. Last week they opened an 1,800-square-foot space in Chelsea, with plenty of light and room to display their full collection of 29 poetic patterns, as well as housing the machinery needed to produce them. "We're control freaks," Ms. Levin explained.
Among the designs on view is Trove's new Chroma paper, far left, with photos of people scurrying to work in Midtown, which the couple manipulated until they looked like flashes of color. The showroom is open to the public by appointment: 214 West 29th Street (Seventh Avenue), Suite 1201, (212) 268-2046, troveline.com.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.