We’re about halfway through Wimbledon, and all eyes are on London as the tournament progresses. To pay homage to all things English, check out our selection of stunning fabrics and wallpapers from our British manufacturers.
Founded in North London, Cole & Son has been creating inventive wallcoverings for well over a century, and we think they’re just getting better with age. Ranging from traditional to whimsical, Cole & Son’s vast product line has something for every decorator.
Andrew Martin’s aesthetic is inspired by a kaleidoscope combination of cultures, and Lost & Found is no exception. Featuring contemporary ikats, vintage paisleys and classic heraldic crests, the collection pulls elements from across the globe, not just the UK.
The Clarke & Clarke Reflections wallpaper collection was inspired by the earth’s natural forms and landscapes and includes trendy metallics made from embossed vinyl. We think it’s about time for a bathroom renovation!
Like Cole & Son, G P & J Baker has been producing fabric and wallpaper for more than 100 years. Following the example set by years of success, the new Langdale collection includes gorgeous embroideries, opulent velvets in shimmering jewel tones, and versatile linens.
Florals have gone beyond their traditional reputation and are now being used in all sorts of decorating styles. From glam to retro-chic, these 4 fresh ways to decorate with floral prints will have you looking at blossoms in a whole new way.
Bright & Airy
A plain white room with white furniture can instantly be transformed with a bright floral rug. Choose one with saturated color in a contemporary pattern, then accessorize with pillows that both build from and complement the rug’s hues. For an added pop, paint your ceiling!
Traditional floral patterns get a shot of edge when done in wallpaper with a black background. Create a vignette on a small wall or entryway with a large-scale black floral wallpaper, accenting it with eclectic accessories and a zebra print ottoman or bench.
A rich silk will instantly take floral patterns to a glamorous level. Go for a bright orange and mix it with luxe metallic abstract painterly versions, as well.
Go the retro route with a recreation of ’50s painter and textile designer Paule Marrot’s upbeat floral print. Combine it with a sunny yellows & add in a modern touch with a striped ceiling.
Happy #WallpaperWednesday! Andrew Martin’s new Museum collection features unique paper designs that transport you to a gallery. We like Rockefeller, a contemporary pattern with modern art, for an accent wall.
From luxe to homespun, antique decorating can come in many forms. Check out these three ways to decorate using antiqued/distressed elements:
Walls that look as if they’ve been around for years have vintage charm to them. Recreate this room with a distressed stone slab wallpaper and contrast it with luxurious fabrics and patterns like silk, velvet, and paisley. Here, the upholstered headboard and pillows create softness that balance out the shabby-chic walls.
Warm & Cozy Cottage Nook
Create a warm and cozy nook for reading with trompe l-oeil distressed brick wallpaper in an off-white hue and layer upon layer of plaid fabric. Top off the look with an antique bench and a few personal mementos for provincial allure.
Antiqued or distressed walls can add warmth to an industrial space that has angular lines. Mix old and new/soft and hard together with antique dining chairs covered in a flocked damask fabric and satin drapes.
Want to get the look of contemporary architectural elements without undergoing home reconstruction? We’ve got three ways to recreate contemporary structural features, sans hard hat. Check them out:
1. Industrial Loft
This look combines modern with contemporary. Hard features like a cement industrial ceiling and angular furniture are softened by textured fabrics and comfortable pillows. Floor-to-ceiling drapery made of charcoal and ivory fabrics sewn together divide the room and mellow the strong lines of the windows. Get the look with a low-sitting couch upholstered in grey wool flannel, black & white plaid pillows, and a wallpaper that mimics cement.
2. Natural Elements
Natural elements like wood and stone are often used in contemporary decor. Here, a linear wood ceiling parallels the wood floor and a fireplace echos the stone wall just beyond the windows. For an easy and less expensive way to create the look, use wood veneer and granite wallpapers.
With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, the annual question of what to get Dad is being posed yet again. Get some inspiration from these fabulously rugged rooms that exude masculinity:
This library in the New York Plaza Hotel was designed by Steven Gambrel, who used old-world techniques, a neutral color palette, and rich textiles to create a light and airy yet manly setting. Get the look with antique furniture covered in several hues and finishes of leather (think browns and white suede), burlap wallpaper, a coffered ceiling, and textured drapery in a color that matches the walls.
Purple may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of masculine decor, but when it’s done in a luxurious fabric and surrounded by distressed white oak wood beam ceilings and stone-slab brick, it takes on a regal and strapping personality. Cover sofas in grape-colored fabric and matching silk pillows, throwing in a black & white geometric-patterned blanket, misty grey wool curtains, and some white linen for brightness.
Nothing says manly like a room wallpapered in blue stripes and filled with comfortable furniture. Go for a two-toned sofa covered in both cream and navy linen, accenting with a houndstooth pattern. Here, tables with polished chrome legs add a modern touch while glass-paned cherry wood cabinets bring warmth to the space. We also love the idea of a bar cart fit with martini ingredients.
Tone-on-tone caramel looks dignified when used with dark wood furniture. Here, in a room fit for a king, an ornately carved canopy bed frame is brought to life by a backdrop of tan map wallpaper, while the rest of the walls are covered in a warm pinstripe sisal. With a room containing so much sheen on the walls, it’s best to keep the details subtle. Try herringbone drapery and bronze silk trim on the bedding.