One thing I heard people buzzing about at the Decorators Showhouse was the grasscloth wallpaper in one of the rooms.(It was as if they hadn't ever painstakingly peeled grasscloth off of their front hallway walls.) Nevertheless, grasscloth does add nice texture to the walls
and the color choices have expanded beyond a beige palette. Here's a great little tutorial from Centsational Girl documenting the tricky installation of pearlized, YES, PEARLIZED grasscloth all by herself.