I first clapped eyes on Zuber wallpaper - the exquisite French wood-blocked stuff that was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries - at Monmouth, a gorgeous old mansion in Natchez, Mississippi. Apparently, the current owners scraped away layers of 20th century stuff to get to the panoramic wallpaper that showed scenes of North America after the home had been abandoned. There are panoramas in a few old Antebellum homes in the South, showing scenes from India and 'Arabia', and Jackie Kennedy installed the American scenes in the White House. I will never own a mansion, but I would be happy just with this wallpaper. Minimalist it is not... but my extravagant heart loves it (keep scrolling for the doesn't-cost-zillions options)
Zuber is hugely expensive, but there are some more affordable ways to get the look... One clever lady found a digital file of a Zuber print and had it blown up for over the bed (if anyone finds that file, please let me know!)
This mural is available from Anthropologie for $298...
And this beauty is the bargain price of $59!