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.
With its delicately depicted images of flora and fauna, our exquisite Paradise Birds wallpaper draws its inspiration from centuries old Chinese wall art. The detailed artwork combined with an elegant backdrop make it the perfect piece for bedrooms and bathrooms.
Sharing a bird’s eye view of the jungle canopy surrounded by orchids, foliage and feathers, this fabulous design from the Sanderson archive has been painted with pencil and watercolour in a more botanical style whilst retaining its key elements.
Stunning and quite literally a House of Cards! Colourful antique playing cards set against a richly coloured background a classic signature Christian Lacroix look, printed onto a heavyweight non-woven ground for easy hanging. Name a literally House of Cards a gaming house.
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
Inspired by a beautiful, painted silk, this wallpaper was designed in the Sanderson studio. Telling a story of English water gardens, Emperor ducks, characterful frogs and regal koi carp pair with irises and roses to recreate the spirit of the 1930s.
A great cost effective alternative to Schumacher Lotus Garden.
Chosen as the 2020 QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) Sanderson Design Co. Scholar decorative painter Rachel Spelling has crafted an elegant contemporary wallpaper panel for Sanderson Water Garden. Inspired by nature’s peaceful pleasures in contrast to the chaos of London in lockdown her design draws on the joys of springtime buds early butterflies and a quiet sense of space.
Using a refined and harmonious palette of gently layered pinks, blues and yellows, Rachel’s muted scheme reveals a tranquil horizon that reaches from water to sky. A painted casein distemper ground, breathable and chalky, forms an ethereal backdrop to trailing golden laburnum clusters, which caught Rachel’s eye in the Sanderson archive. Available in one colourway: Soft Jade/Pink Blossom
Based on an antique folding screen, this pattern uses two print methods to achieve the textures of the original. Coloured in dramatic blacks and contrasting metallic, with jewel tones. - WASHABLE WALLCOVERING
This charming wallpaper from 1882 has been reproduced to allow the application of special printing techniques, including grit and mica, giving relief and texture to this two-colour wallpaper design. A fabric of the same name is also available.
As its title suggests this wallpaper is inspired by a set of embroidered panels depicting the seasons in stitch-work designed and probably also embroidered by May Morris c.1895-1900. Now reinterpreted as a wallpaper Seasons by May features parakeets stylised roses tulips turning stems leaves and flowers amongst a mirrored trellis. Available in three colourways: A neutral Linen smart Indigo and striking Saffron which has a metallic ground.
This delightful wallpaper design shows birds swooping, perching and pecking amidst branches of foliage and pomegranate fruit. Dating from 1926, it was one of the last block printed wallpapers designed by Morris and Co. and inspired by the much earlier Fruit wallpaper. Available in irresistible colourways, including one on a stunning metallic background.
For Morris, tapestry was the highest form of decorative art. Inspired in part by J. H. Dearles The Brook Tapestry and the friezes that sit beneath the Holy Grail Tapestries, this wide-width wallpaper design recreates the crispness and beautiful detail of medieval tapestries.
A cheeky bird pecks at delicious strawberries on this enticing flock-effect wallpaper. Reproduced with subtle textures to retain the look of the original hand-printed design and also available as a printed fabric and embroidery.
This realistic depiction of our favourite British birds was inspired by an 18th century painting of plants and animals. A green woodpecker, a wren, a robin, a thrush and a pair of blue tits on their nest of eggs all make their home in a modern tree of life. To complete the scene, butterflies, insects, ladybirds and various woodland berries adorn the tree.
The design is painted by watercolour in exquisitely fine detail.
Botanically drawn organic forms of corals shells birds and feathers are presented as framed souvenirs in this striking wallcovering. The realistic quality of the specimens is achieved by using an almost photographic print process.
Inspired by a document in the Sanderson archive titled ‘Animal Kingdom’, Pamir Garden is a fantastical wallpaper that reflects the 1970’s fashion for exotic patterns and global cultures.
Representative of a Persian garden, this oasis scene of floral sprigs, stylised trees, tigers and antelopes has been repainted in a fresco style with a crackle glaze effect in the ground to give a time-worn look.
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.
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.
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.