The Sanskrit word "mandala" loosely translates to mean "circle." The shape represents wholeness and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself. I love that this high-concept, organic pattern is being used in this very high design-minded wallpaper. The Graham and Brown wallpaper ($60/ for a double roll) is available in black/silver, black/white, and crimson. Whatever color you choose, this pattern would look stunning in a variety of home-design schemes. I'm especially loving the idea of placing open bookshelves in front of this wallpaper; the pattern would really pop wherever it peeked out.