The soft Asian-inspired, geometric print of Feather Fan invites the eye wherever it is placed. The subtle lustre of the Charcoal and Bronze colourway gives added depth to this delicate pointillist-like design, whilst Taupe, Ballet Slipper, Seafoam, and Old Olive provide a charmingly sophisticated art deco palette.
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.
Designed in the late 1940s for the entrance hall of Piero Fornasetti’s own house in Milan, The Mediterranea wallpaper delivers a hypnotic cityscape of roofs, gilded domes and gardens with a repeating pattern that stimulates the optical effect. In a daytime version with buildings defined in black and gold on white or nocturnal in black and humid ginger with gold domes.
Inspired by the colourful and exuberant architecture of South Beach, Miami and the lush and tropical vegetation of the region, the Miami wallpaper depicts giddy layers of elegant tiled terraces, colonnades and pillars, interspersed with verdant palms and exotic flora. Digitally printed, Miami is offered in two stunning colourings, the first made up of botanic greens, and limes, with accents of orange and teal, while the second presents a moodier twilight colouring of slates and greys with flashes of electric pink and golden yellow.
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.
Light, voluminous, summer’s day clouds are carried along by a gentle breeze in this beautifully delicate, ethereal design. Fresco Sky is an ode to Antonio Verrio’s great mural ceiling above the King’s Staircase at Hampton Court Palace.
Whilst this vast scene was designed in a classical style, featuring iconography associating King William III with Alexander the Great, Hercules, and Apollo, the Cole & Son hand has ensured that its timeless inspiration is kept airy and bright.
Filled with characterful New World charm, the wondrous fabled ‘flying machines’ of Macchine Voltanti evoke childhood fantasy and adventure. Explore the outer limits of your imagination by getting lost in the enveloping skyscape filled with man, machine and ethereal creatures
The grand baroque-style extension of Hampton Court Palace was commissioned by William III and Mary II towards the end of the 17th century to rival the great palaces of Europe. Opulence was at the heart of baroque design, with mirrors being a great luxury and a symbol of extreme wealth. King’s Argent is a reflection of this extravagant addition to the palace, a detailed series of silvered mirrored tiles covered in shadowy leaves and flower heads, its delicate etchings adding to the stately grandeur of Hampton Court’s ceremonial rooms.
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 Plaza Alfaro residence in Seville is said to have inspired the iconic balcony scene in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. With its wrought iron balustrades, sunshine yellow paintwork and blooming tropical flowers, Alfaro is a vibrant ode to Sevillian architecture in true-to-life tones of Canary Yellow & Petrol on Parchment; Ochre & Racing Car Green on Terracotta; and Dark Ochre & Forest Green on Duck Egg.
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.
The charmingly designed Safari Dance features a trio of elephants dancing horizontally across the African plains. Intricately rendered, they are taken from a series of large decorated urns painted by Zinhle Nene which take pride of place in the Ardmore museum. Colourings are paired back in order to enhance the fine hand-drawn elements – charcoal and sand and stone provide a softly speckled backdrop to black and white, as well as soft mulberry, rust and cool chalky greys.
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