Been seeing this paper used to good effect in some relatively stark modern interiors in European publications. (Birch) Woods Wallpaper from the UK by Cole Sons. Modern + wallpaper= not mutually exclusive.
The bathroom's teal-and-gold hexagonal-patterned wallpaper adds a lively vibe to the transitional space, while a white pedestal sink adds a traditional touch. Towel hooks featuring gold bull sculptures hang on the wall, providing an eclectic, funky edge.