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Arkansas artists’ wallpaper goes global

It’s made by hand; formula is unique

By Emma Hurt

This article was published January 29, 2017 at 1:59 a.m.

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Christian and Heidi Batteau create hand-crafted luxury wallpaper in a converted seed mill in Madison County. Their customers include highend companies such as Tiffany & Co., and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Heidi Batteau rolls paint onto wallpaper. She and her husband, Christian, left successful careers in New York to make fine-art wallpaper in the Ozarks...

Rolls of wallpaper are stacked in a converted seed mill in Witter, an unincorporated community in Madison County.

Christian and Heidi Batteau work with wallpaper in their studio. The couple makes wallpaper that sells anywhere from $60 to $400 a yard. Some of the w...

Heidi and Christian Batteau converted an old seed mill into an art studio where they make high-end wallpaper in the Ozarks.

In a converted seed mill off of Arkansas 23 in the Ozarks, Heidi and Christian Batteau are at work hand-making luxury wallpaper and shipping it around the world to the likes of Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, the Koch Brothers and Chanel.

Heidi Batteau rolls paint onto wallpaper. She and her husband, Christian, left successful careers in New York to make fine-art wallpaper in the Ozarks...

Rolls of wallpaper are stacked in a converted seed mill in Witter, an unincorporated community in Madison County.

Christian and Heidi Batteau work with wallpaper in their studio. The couple makes wallpaper that sells anywhere from $60 to $400 a yard. Some of the w...

Heidi and Christian Batteau converted an old seed mill into an art studio where they make high-end wallpaper in the Ozarks.

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