Design Centre Stories

Tag: Wallcoverings

Where There’s a Wall

Arte's 'Camber' wallcovering, made from capiz shells, ably demonstrates the artisan approach that the company takes for every collection. Discover here how it gets from the sea to the wall.

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Good on Paper

US stationery company Caspari sells some of the most chic paper goods on the market. Now, it has brought its eye for pattern and colour to interiors, in a collaboration with Pierre Frey.

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Designer Loves: Staffan Tollgard

Staffan Tollgård curates a selection of products from the showrooms' latest collections, and reveals which colour he returns to time and again.

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Designer Loves: David Collins Studio

Roslyn Keet of David Collins Studio selects her wish-list of preferred products from the spring/summer 21 collections in the showrooms.

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Designer Loves: Juliette Byrne

Juliette Byrne chooses some favourite products from the spring/summer 21 collections, and also explains why green is her colour of the moment – both literally and symbolically.

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Designer Loves: Tim Gosling

Tim Gosling selects an edit of products from the latest collections, and explains why choosing colours is not just about picking a favourite.

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Bloomsbury Reimagined

The distinctive aesthetic of the Bloomsbury Group is the basis for George Spencer Designs' latest Sussex collection of wallpapers – and in particular Charleston, the South Downs farmhouse that served as the group's rural hideaway.

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Designer Loves: HBA Residential

Anoushka Almeida of HBA Residential selects her edit of spring/summer 21 products from the showrooms – and reveals the colour she is obsessing over right now. 

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Designer Loves: Sophie Elborne

Looking ahead to London Design Week 2021, Sophie Elborne selects her preferred products from this season's new collections.

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Beyond the Gallery

Esteemed French decorating company Élitis has a new sister brand, available at Abbott + Boyd. Asteré works with creatives who tread the line between fine art and design, infusing its wallcoverings with a level of artistic merit that you might find in a gallery.

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Designer Loves: Natalia Miyar

Natalia Miyar thinks pink for her selection of spring/summer 21's products, chosen as part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative.

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A New Point of View

Iksel – Decorative Arts' new collection trains its eye on some of the most alluring scenes in art history, from Renaissance paintings to Ottoman palaces.

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Designer Loves: 1508 London

Leo Bertacchini of 1508 London presents his personal edit of the spring/summer 21 collections from the showrooms, chosen as part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative.

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Meet the Showroom: Schumacher

Schumacher, the grand dame of American decorating, has opened its first stand-alone showroom outside of the US at the Design Centre. President Benjamin Frowein explains what visitors can expect, how the brand keeps its heritage fresh – and why "more pattern, more colour" is the way ahead.

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Creative Collages

From Wanderlust to Neo-nostalgia, discover four trends that are redefining design.

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Designer Loves: Suzy Hoodless

Suzy Hoodless selects her stand-our products from the spring/summer 21 collections as part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative.

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Colour Fields

Knoll Textiles collaborates with the founders of Brooklyn-based Calico Wallpaper on a boldly scaled, art-led collection of three new products, available from StudioTex.

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Designer Loves: Henry Prideaux Interior Design

Discover Amy Paice and Henry Prideaux of Henry Prideaux Interior Design's favourite products from the First Look colour wheel of spring/summer 21's collections

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Designer Loves: TH2designs

As part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative, Gail Taylor of Th2designs picks her top product choices from spring/summer 21's collections, and reveals the timeless colours she loves.

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Designer Loves: Hill House Interiors

Jenny Weiss and Helen Bygraves of Hill House Interiors choose products from the Design Centre's First Look online hub of new collections, and reveal their colour passions.

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Designer Loves: Mark Smith

The Design Centre asked top designers to pick some of their favourite products from First Look, its curated edit of the new collections. Carden Cunietti’s vibrant selection kicks things off.

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From Wall to Table

Lincrusta has lent one of its best-known wallcovering patterns, 'Italian Renaissance', to a tabletop collection for French porcelain company Raynaud.

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Designer Loves: Carden Cunietti

The Design Centre asked top designers to pick some of their favourite products from First Look, its curated edit of the new collections. Carden Cunietti’s vibrant selection kicks things off.

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First Look: Yellow

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour's First Look initiative sees hundreds of new products expertly curated by colour online, and there are plenty of highlights when it comes to sunshine-soaked shades of yellow.

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Golden Age

Phillip Jeffries' opulent 'Gilded Ascent' wallcovering is made in a Japanese family-owned mill that has practiced the art of gilding for more than a century, with the metal leaf applied using chopsticks.

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Morris, Modernised

With a style that fuses the traditional and the modern, architect and interior designer Ben Pentreath was the perfect choice to breathe new life into the iconic fabrics and wallcoverings of William Morris. The Queen Square collection consists of 18 fabrics and 18 wallpapers, recoloured and rescaled to mirror Pentreath's personal aesthetic.

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Feeling Zen

Made from hand-raked glass beads, Maya Romanoff's 'Zen Garden' wallcovering, available from Altfield, aims to instil the meditative mood of a Japanese garden.

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Optimistic Outlook

"Colour has the power to lift us up, make us happy, and change our moods. Colour should be a magnetic force that makes us want to stay right in front of it," says Boston-based artist Liz Roache, the latest person to collaborate with Pierre Frey. Her joyously bold work has translated wonderfully to a collection of fabrics, wallpapers and rugs. 

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Palatial Origins

Cole & Son's latest collection, Great Masters, has some opulent roots – it was inspired by the six royal residences cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, including Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London – yet it is far from being just a straightforward take on period pattern. 

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A Family Affair

Head to a new showroom in Design Centre East, Christian Lee, to see the work of US fabric giant Fabricut, including its new Collective Threads collection, which touches on both traditional design and a more bohemian aesthetic.

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