Elizabeth Rees

Elizabeth Rees

Founder of Chasing Paper

About Elizabeth Rees

Elizabeth Rees is the founder of Chasing Paper, a pioneer and leader in the home decor industry, innovating beautiful, clever solutions for the modern home. As third generation in her family’s printing company, she grew up learning the ins and outs of ink, paper, and patterns. With the belief that printing is not only a family tradition, but also a craft, Elizabeth carved out her own path in paper with Chasing Paper.

Elizabeth cultivated her entrepreneurial spirit over the past ten years of work, study, and travel. Moving several times during this period also created an excitement to decorate and make each new space she lived in her own. After countless conversations with serial-movers, stylish mamas, renters who feel like anything but, DIYers, and, of course, commitment-phobes, the idea for Chasing Paper’s line of innovative, design-conscious removable wallpaper began to take form. Together with her brother Michael, Elizabeth formally launched the company in March 2013.

With the philosophy that design is for everyone, Chasing Paper offers customers an affordable, fun way to transform spaces of all sizes. Wallpaper is an extraordinary way to transform an environment, and removable wallpaper removes that fear of commitment many people have. Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, Chasing Paper’s easy “peel-and-stick” application makes it the perfect solution for any interior project. Manufactured in the United States (Milwaukee, WI), Chasing Paper is printed on a high-quality removable fabric, backed with a low tack adhesive, and sold in 3 sizes: 2 x 4-foot panels, 2 x 8-foot panels, and 2 x 12-foot panels. In 2020, the brand launched traditional wallpaper, in their innovative and signature panel sizes (versus conventional rolls). In 2023, the brand expanded its wallpaper offerings with commercial-grade Type II vinyl substrate, offered in either a  smooth matte style or in a beautifully textured faux grasscloth. The brand also offers art prints, wall stickers, message boards, and growth charts for beautifully designed and helpful products for your home.

In 2021, the company expanded beyond wall coverings, introducing the highest quality peel-and-stick vinyl flooring to the market. Ideal for kitchens to mudrooms, the water-resistant floor tiles are made of premium quality self-adhesive vinyl with UV protective print, laminated with top coating for durability and scratch resistance. Suitable to place over smooth clean surfaces, from ceramic tile to sealed wood to linoleum flooring, simply peel and stick to install; and as signature to Chasing Paper, these easy-to-trim tiles can be repositioned and removed easily. Offered in several sizes, flooring is offered as 12″ x 12″ tiles, as well as 24″ x 48″ panels – allowing consumers to transform their space in a matter of hours.

Chasing Paper has collaborated with numerous designers, artists, and brands, including ban.do, Betsey Johnson, Penguin Random House, Pehr Designs, Darcy Miller, Soludos, Max Humphrey, Ariel Okin, Nickelodeon, and many more. The brand is sold at retail partners such as Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, Crate + Kids, and more.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University and a Master of Arts from the American University of Paris. Prior to launching Chasing Paper, Elizabeth worked at the National Geographic Society. The company is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where Elizabeth resides with her husband and daughters.