Keep It Surreal
Newly available at Holland & Sherry, Jennifer Shorto’s wallcoverings and textiles defy easy categorisation when it comes to style, reflecting the magpie eye of Shorto herself. A self-confessed textile devotee (the showroom also carries her fabric collection), she started working on wallcoverings while living in Mexico, with many of her designs inspired by the country’s tradition for murals.
‘Pink City’ (above left) shows off her surreal side, with its towering temples and giant half-oranges, while Shorto sketched the birds and animals of ‘Pompeii’ (above right) while she was in Italy visiting the volcano-buried city. Mural designs come in a height of 3m or 5m, so they can be cut to suit most scales of room.
Shorto describes the subtle brushstrokes of one of her newest designs, ‘Sugar Magnolias’ (above), as “Japanese in spirit”, evoking the stylised trees of a traditional print. It comes in a variety of vibrant colourways, and as both a wallcovering and a performance fabric that is suitable for indoors or out.