One of the most beloved and iconic Cole & Son wallpapers has been reintroduced to reveal two brand new colourings. Alongside the classic duck egg, soft blue and cream grounds, two additional renderings include jewel toned birds fluttering on a dramatic indigo blue ground and softer prettier birds on a delicate ivory. These new versions of Hummingbirds are produced on a non-woven base paper.
It’s no wonder that Silvan forests feature so heavily throughout literature and folklore; the sense of being wholly enveloped upon stepping into an array of trees and undergrowth as far and wide as the eye can see creating an awe-inspiring feeling. Translated here in Forest’s large-scale, intricately hand-painted, fantastical trees, the dappled light traverses through far off branches as the dense ground cover emits the warm and welcoming woody fragrance of childhood memories.
Cole & Son’s designers took inspiration for Chamber Angels from the unique, carousel style structure found on the ceiling of The Presence Chamber, which forms part of the King’s State Apartments at Kensington Palace. Originally designed by William Kent, one of the most influential names in early 18th century design, the celebratory style of the pattern is evocative of the essence of the room, being a place where the king entertained and received courtiers, ministers and foreign ambassadors. Dancing figures have been combined with delicate foliage and the ripened fruits, once found in the Kensington Palace Orangery, create a decoratively decadent design.
At once sprawling and serene, Jasmine & Serin Symphony is a contemporary update of a graceful Arts and Crafts-style print. Depicting ethereal birds perched among trailing jasmine vines, its flora and fauna create a subtle ombré as the design fans in gentle arcs across the wall.
Presented in soft botanical shades of Rose & Racing Car Green on Dark Viridian; Yellow & Leaf Green on Dark Forest Green; Coral & Petrol on Ink; and Chartreuse & Olive Green on White.
Talavera’s plentiful pots abundant in flowers and trailing plants can be found throughout Spain, with the traditional ceramics each painted with their own unique decoration.
The plaster-style grounds of Terracotta, Cerulean Sky, and Stone are reminiscent of Seville’s sun-soaked buildings with the pots presented in authentic tones of Rose & Spring Greens; Fuchsia & Forest Greens; and Magenta & Spring Greens.
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.
Singita, meaning Place of Miracles, is truly just that. This rich and fabulously patterned forest design has been painstakingly hand-painted using the decorative plant motifs and foliage which adorn the painted dishes and bowls created by the Ardmore artists. This rich tapestry-like paper with its glimpses of artist, Alex Sibande’s enigmatic animal travellers strolling through the undergrowth, will create a luxurious backdrop to any interior.
The Savuti is one of Africa’s most loved and well known national parks where hoopoes and hornbills call and sing whilst baboon monkeys and chameleons sun themselves in flowering Coral Trees.
This wonderful African garden has been recreated as a wallpaper in seven colourful and distinctive colourings each offering a different look - a bright orange and charcoal with a monotone engraved feel – a duck egg and old stone with a more faded and antique illustrative tones, and a series of three brightly coloured more child-like colourings on grounds of cream, dark petrol and khaki.
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.
Originally a screen-printed design, this Bamboo wallpaper chronicles the rise in popularity of the Orientalist style throughout the Victorian era. Reworked here in five new colourings of china blue, powder blue, charcoal, soft pink and leafy green, this graceful wallpaper will add instant elegance to any interior.
The historic wallpaper design Winter Birds was discovered hiding in the bottom of an archive drawer. This wonderful old print reveals garden birds perching amongst thorny briars and rose bushes. Coloured subtly in earthy tones of greys, olives, blues, and ochre.
Originally a block print, Florencecourt wallpaper takes its name from the Florencecourt Yew, widely considered to be one of the original yew trees within the British Isles. Featuring dense foliage in shades of green, teal, grey and olive, this wallpaper has been given a contemporary feel through its combination of surface and flexographic print techniques
Celebrated for its graceful, frilly flora, Sweet Pea is an enduring Cole & Son motif. With its deliciously scented, lush rambling vines, the Lathyrus odoratus is a favourite in gardens throughout the British Isles and beyond. Updated in new, contemporary palettes of Cerise & Magenta on Viridian, and Ochre & Rose on Parchment, as well as traditional cottage garden tones of Autumnal Multi, Blush & Olive, and Mulberry and Sage on Cream, and Cerulean Sky & Sage on White this heritage design is surface printed to retain the thick, tactile print marks of each petal.
The original Cole and Son Palm print has been reimagined in both bold and understated new colourways whilst retaining all the lush, dense pattern and depth which made the original so popular. Palm Jungle is now available in soft Stone and Taupe, punchy Petrol and Lime, classic Forest Green, and the fittingly 50s-esque Seafoam.
Simple yet striking, Palm Leaves’ bold print has had a colour makeover. Plaster Pink and Mint provides an update on retro Miami cool, with Mint and Yellow adding a soft neutral base upon which to build a true South Beach palette. For dramatic impact, vivid Viridian and Lime and Ink spliced with Violet are guaranteed to make for an unforgettable interior.
A bold geometric Topiary is the epitome of stately opulence, with fanciful designs of knots and labyrinths creating these beautifully ornate spaces. In contrast to these manicured masterpieces, the Cole & Son design studio have created a softer watercolour approach, encapsulating the gentle breeze enjoyed whilst discovering these vast tapestries of colour and shape. In soft watercoloured tones of Leaf Green, Soot, and China Blue, Topiary is a design in which your imagination can wander into the world of Parterre’s past.
One of the many floral symbols of the British Isles, the unconventional beauty of the Thistle is in its graphic shape of spiny bracts and bursting rosettes. This bold trail design has been printed to reflect a screen print, with a chalky, matte ?nish to enhance the brittle shape of this stunning wild flower. Seasonal palettes of fresh Lemon & Olive on Duck Egg, muted Alabaster Pink & Orange on Parchment, and a hazy Lilac & Cerise on White enhance this striking motif of iconic blooms.
The bold repeat of Mediterranean citrus fruits seen in Arance are a prolific theme throughout the Fornasetti archive, originally appearing on the tray ‘Fette d’arancia’ in the 1950s and repurposed by Barnaba Fornasetti in the 90s as a graphic fabric print. This organic study has been produced in true-to-life palettes of Blood Orange, Orange, and Lemon on strikingly contrasting grounds of chalky Seafoam and Stone, as well as the sumptuous Ink.
The much-loved Chiavi Segrete combines two influential Fornasetti motifs: mystical, dense leaves concealing golden, antique keys.
This fanciful design has a magical quality, drawing the eye through and around the leaves to discover each of the ‘secret keys’ hidden within. Muted shades give way to true-to-life tones of spring undergrowth, with seasonal twists of autumnal leaves and wintery greys.