All the signs are it’s a vintage season for wallpapers with some striking new collections just launched for spring/summer 18. From soft terrazzo pattern to bold colour clashes, Moroccan tile effects to LA palm-prints, our favourites also happen to be the funkiest.
You’ll struggle to keep hands off your walls with Fromental’s super textured Goldoni collection.
Fabric and wallpaper come together in this tactile design, where velvet is hand-brushed and dyed and a carved texture is impressed into the pile.
Further flashes of vibrant colour and texture are added through looping, cutting and shaping tufts by hand onto the surface.
Abstract forms are then painted onto the fabric, and final touches of iridescence are added by hand-gilding. Officially on sale from April 2018.
Botanicals have been given a modern, impressionist makeover in Lizzo’s Wild Garden murals. The bold, floral print depicts the untamed side of nature, with young, fresh vegetation in full bloom. Abstract painterly oleanders created with dynamic brushstrokes are full of texture and movement close up, but viewed at a distance, as a whole, Wild Garden delivers a subtle, elegant and intriguing image. The repeating panel, consisting of four drops, is available in three colour variation.
Lizzo’s Foglie Di Vite collection offers a slightly more abstract twist, with wild brush strokes creating a loose floral against a metallic backdrop.
The Martyn Lawrence Bullard collection for Cole & Son is an eclectic array of opulent, contemporary designs that celebrate the diverse cultures around the globe, merging influences from both Eastern and Western cultures in one worldly collection.
Above, a cartouche of English fruit trees is brought together with ceramic-inspired tile prints creating Martyn’s signature layered aesthetic.
The Hollywood Palm, featured below, touches on Martyn’s LA influences and draws inspiration from Cole & Son’s archived Palm Springs designs.
Keeping with the exotic theme, the Bahia & Jali Trellis design is inspired by the ornamental, patterned stonework that adorns many temples and sacred buildings.
The Zellige pattern takes its name from the Arabic expression for mosaic tilework, one of the most notable aspects of Moroccan architecture. Staying true to a traditional north African-style palette, Zellige’s patterns are presented in China Blue and White, Olive and Print Room Blue, Spice and Charcoal, and the monochromatic Soot and Snow.
ON TREND TERRAZZO
Graham & Brown‘s Terrazzo paper brings the popular floor trend to your walls. The graphic design features flecks of irregular shapes, based on the terrazzo scatter pattern, in soft grey and dusky pinks.
The design comes with a pop of cobalt blue too, for an eye-catching highlight.
Fromental has teamed up with Timothy Corrigan to create a bold and colourful collection of statement wallpapers. Encompassing four designs of enlarged swirling waves, a modern damask, a symmetrical landscaped garden pattern and a dramatic drapery against panoramic background, the designs are packed with wow-factor.
André Le Nôtre’s famous orangery parterre gardens in Versailles provided the inspiration for Jardin Français which offers a modern take on symmetrical gardens, with a subtle colour palette and a wide panel repeat.
The Drapery Wave design is based on the paintings of Rubens that were commissioned by Louis XIV. The wallpaper depicts a billowing fabric against a panoramic ocean and sky.
Inspired by a 19th Century Japanese wood block, Oceanic features stylised birds and enlarged, organic swirling waves.
Broadlands is a dramatic interpretation of a classical damask pattern and takes inspiration from the water colour sketches used when planning the original jacquards.
A little bit glamour, a little bit Rock ‘n’ Roll and a lot of maximalism, Blackpop‘s Dizzy and Monk wallpapers are two rich, elegant, deeply dark wallpapers – think neon glitz meets Peaky Blinders and you’ll be on the right track.
On-trend arsenic greens meet bold berrys and sea blues, with the occasional pop of pink for extra edge.
The Dizzy wallpaper is a dense pattern where abstraction meets Delft. Meanwhile the Monk design features sharp greens and deep rich reds, in a distinct clash of style and tone.
Koi ponds have long been symbols of repose and good fortune. Handmade by Fromental, the Carp and Moon design depicts carp move languidly through rippling water amongst floating lotus leaves, while the moon is reflected serenely as the focal point of the design.
You’d be forgiven for wanting to dive in to Noe & Zoe‘s woven wallpapers – the wavey square pattern aims to simulate the effect of a swimming pool. For SS18, Noe and Zoe have teamed up with Spoonflower, a digital printing company, to create contemporary woven wallpapers that can be easily stuck onto walls – and peeled off. Ideal for kids who are constantly changing their minds – or drawing on the walls. It works like a sticker – no glue needed. Just peel it off when you’re done. Comes in three other designs too.