The design of Ardmore Cameos is a very personal representation of a series of plates which were created originally as a wedding gift for a friend of Ardmore. With each animal portrait, including a rather haughty zebra and a quizzical leopard, set against a backdrop of softly drawn giraffe spots, this delightful cartouche wallpaper is offered in colourings of soft olive, grey, pale khaki and a striking black and white.
Khulu, meaning ‘most important’, is particularly apt for this grand design featuring classical vases entwined with leopards, parrots, lions and other African animals. This fabulous watercoloured motif pays tribute to these modern day collectable vessels which can be found in galleries and private collections around the world.
Printed to an impressive 68.5cm repeat, the design is offered in various colourways including soft pinks and oranges on pale cream, a host of China blues on ivory, vivid greens and charcoal on ivory and finally a dramatic petrol and emerald on midnight blue.
Narina shares its name with the beautiful Narina Trogan Bird, native to KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Derived from the detailed patterning found on many Ardmore bowls and vases, the Cole & Son design studio have created a soft watercoloured geometric design using the stylised feathers of the Narina Bird to produce a subtle yet unusual semi-plain wallpaper.
Offered in colourings including soft neutrals alongside a vibrant burnt orange, leaf green and moody charcoal, this beautiful paper can be used to complement other designs within the collection and can also be hung upside down for an equally striking effect.