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Tag: Wallcoverings

The Morris & Co Garden at RHS Chelsea 2022

Crafted, and Planted

William Morris was inspired by native flora and fauna for the fabrics and wallcoverings he produced for Morris & Co. Now, a garden at RHS Chelsea uses his original designs to create a gold-medal-winning contemporary garden.

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Artist Diane Hill with her Harlequin fabric and wallpaper collection

Owning the Room

Artist Diane Hill's collaboration with Harlequin celebrates chinoiserie with a twist, using bold colour to bring a fresher look to interiors.

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Raising the Bar

Much-loved Chelsea pub The Cadogan Arms has been restored to its former glory with help from Lincrusta's heritage wallcoverings.

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Blossoming Talent

Pierre Frey's latest collection was designed by children, as the results are as playful and imaginative as you would expect.

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Citrus Bright

Italian restaurant group San Carlo has opened a new London outpost that celebrates the sun-soaked cuisine of Italy's islands – with bright, fresh interiors by design studio Fettle.

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Fantasy Worlds

French illustration studio Icinori has created two new designs for Dedar – both featuring fantastical scenes drawn from nature and architecture

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Decorate, Cabana Style

Cabana founder Martina Mondadori was inspired by art, fashion and global travel to create a new collection of fabrics, wallcoverings and trim for Schumacher.

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Long Live the Resistance

Lewis & Wood's Wax Works collection puts an ancient technique in the spotlight, the art of wax-resist dying.

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A Bee’s-Eye View

New to George Spencer Designs, US brand Zak+Fox's Apiary collection is inspired by the journey of a worker bee, paying tribute to man's reliance on these critical insects and their importance to the planet's ecology.

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Performance Pieces

A new Armani Casa wallcoverings collection has landed at Altfield. Made by Milanese design house Jannelli&Volpi, Precious Fibers 3 uses materials such as silk, lurex and velvet, and has a romantic side to it – all of the products are named after operas or ballets.

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Deeper Roots

S Harris has teamed up with designers from the Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG) for a collection centred around the history and heritage of three culturally rich parts of the world – with "responsible inspiration" the key to creating products with integrity that respect the source of each design.

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Rejoice in Nature

Get lost in a world of fantasy and nature with Jabula, a collaboration between Cole & Son and South Africa's Ardmore, which makes ceramics and decorating products inspired by native flora and fauna.

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A Stellar Stay

Olga and Alex Polizzi unveil the Star Inn in Alfriston, East Sussex, where Julian Chichester furniture and fabric and wallcoverings by Madeaux by Richard Smith help create a comfortable, colourful country style.

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Colour Decoded

What’s your decorating personality? Harlequin has launched a campaign to get us thinking about how colour affects our physical and emotional wellbeing, including a specially commissioned white paper.

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A Painterly Approach

Richard Smith spent a career designing for some of the world's best-known fabric and wallpaper studios before setting up his own brand, Madeaux, in 2011. His latest Samarkand collection is typically vibrant and eclectic.

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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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