Ever wish you lived in a grand palace with lush gardens, regal interiors, and stately architecture? Get your wish with Cole & Son’s Historic Royal Palaces, a brand new collection of wallpapers that brings a contemporary eye to patterns inspired by five royal residences. Check out the original palaces and ways to recreate the look in your home:
Hampton Court’s Garden, Great Vine & Palace Maze
Hampton Court boasts a variety of botanical beauty. Queen Mary II was known for her ample collection of exotic plants at the palace, which was the largest private collection in the world at the time. Among the many fascinating plants was the Amaryllis Belladonna, a flower native of South Africa, whose blossoms are used in the design of Cole & Son’s Exoticks wallpaper.
Queen Mary II’s exotic treasures also included Bird Cherry Trees. Cole & Son’s Royal Garden pattern emulates these trees with a paper featuring dense leaves and colorful birds. We like it used on the top-half of a wall and mixed with a Greek key border and damask pattern.
The Great Vine at Hampton Court, a design of intricately interwoven vine leaves, is 229 yards old and over 118 feet long, making it one of the oldest and largest vines in the world. We like how Cole & Son recreated the look in colorful greens and grey tones.
Planted between the years of 1689 and 1695 for William III, the Hampton Court Maze is a winding network of shrubbery that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is difficult to navigate. Using a geometric pattern inspired by the maze, Cole & Son has put a contemporary spin on it.
Hedge Maze at Hampton Court Palace
The Presence Chamber & Queen Charlotte’s Boudoir
Both the King’s Presence Chamber at Kensington Palace and Queen Charlotte’s boudoir in the intimate Kew Palace showcase Greek key detail. In Kensington, you see it carefully carved into wood frames, and in Queen Charlotte’s boudoir the decor element frames the room in a deep green. The Historic Royal Palaces collection has both a border and full roll wallpaper pattern of the Greek Key used at the palaces in colors like icy charcoal and spring pink.
Queen Charlotte’s Boudoir, Kew Palace
Tudor Rose Border at the Banqueting House & The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London
London’s Banqueting House exterior, completed in 1622, features a floral design, which Cole & Son used as inspiration for their Tudor Rose wallpaper border in silver and gold. The border looks great with their pattern Regalia, which represents the Crown Jewels that are held at the Tower of London.
Exterior of the Banqueting House, London
Library Panel Details
In many of the palaces throughout London, rich wood paneling is seen, including the Queen’s quarters in Hampton Court Palace. We like that Cole & Son created trompe l-oeil versions in wallpaper and frieze that has been colored to compliment other patterns in the line.
Room Shots – Cole & Son