Wallcoverings

Concrete Wallpaper by Piet Boon for NLXL

Concrete wallpaper 01 by Piet boon for NLXL

Another Wednesday, another beautiful collection of wallpapers on the blog. This week I am featuring the seven delectable designs that make up the Concrete Wallpaper Collection by Dutch designer Piet Boon for NLXL. The award-winning Piet Boon design practice creates bespoke contemporary architecture, interiors and products for the global luxury market and is famous for it’s design philosophy of refined sophistication. In this collaboration with NLXL, Piet Boon used concrete as inspiration to create a unique and very striking wallpaper collection that allows you to give an industrial and urban feel to any interior space. I am so impressed with the way that these authentic papers are almost indistinguishable from real concrete and I would love the opportunity to see them up close and touch them. I often dream of living in a converted industrial building such as a warehouse but I know that this is just a pipe dream. However, products such as this concrete wallpaper allow people to bring elements of an authentic industrial interior into any space. Take a look and see what you think!

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New Wallpapers from Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball Jasmine BP 3903 wallpaper

It’s been a while since I posted any wallpaper here but as soon as I happened across the latest additions to the Farrow & Ball portfolio I just knew that I wanted to share them with you. As you know, wallpaper makes my heart melt and the bolder the better as far as I’m concerned. And these new wallpapers from Farrow & Ball certainly stand out. There are four distinctive new patterns that capture rustic elements and embrace nature whilst at the same time adding a contemporary twist to classic designs. Each design is available in five colourways, ranging from natural neutrals to bright and bold colour combinations. It seems like only yesterday that Farrow & Ball announced their new paint colours for 2013 and now these wallpaper designs are the first to include the new colours, including Stiffkey Blue, Mole’s Breath, Purbeck Stone, Cooking Apple Green and Green Smoke. So let’s take a look at them and see what you think.

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Interview: Surface Pattern Designer Lindsey Lang

  • Designer Lindsey Lang
  • Designer Lindsey Lang has been on my radar for some time but it wasn’t until she recently launched her new range of encaustic floor and wall tiles that I really felt compelled to interview her here on the blog. Granted I loved her colourful, geometric cushions and kitchenware collections but as you all know nothing sends my heart racing quicker than wallcoverings and flooring. I wanted to find out how Lindsey got to where she is today, what inspires her work and what we can expect to see from her next. Here is what she had to say….
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Decorating Tips from Farrow and Ball

Calke Green Dining Room by Farrow & Ball

Something super exciting has happened for my husband and I over the past few weeks. We’ve gone from thinking we would never get onto the property ladder to being home owners. I can’t begin to tell you how happy we are to finally be living in our own home! One thing that I am particularly excited about is being able to decorate exactly how we want to. After six years of living in rental properties, we are well and truly over magnolia paint. However, having only lived in rental accommodation we have never had to decorate so being faced with the endless possibilities of what we could and should do, is all a bit daunting. I wanted to make sure we are fully informed before embarking on this redecorating adventure so I decided to consult the experts in order to get some top tips and advice for anyone in the same position as us. And who better to consult than Sarah Cole, Director of Farrow & Ball.

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New Wallpapers from Barneby Gates

Barneby Gates Dogs Wallpaper in  Charcoal

As you read this post I am off on holiday with my husband and our friends enjoying some much needed time for rest and relaxation. We’re enjoying a break in the mountain resort of Zakopane in southern Poland plus a few days in the beautiful city of Krakow. However, I didn’t want to leave you without having a post lined up in my absence for wallpaper Wednesday, so here it is! These fabulous new papers are from Barneby Gates, one of my favourite wallpaper producers, What I love about their papers is that they have a quintessentially English feel to them, but with a contemporary twist. Take these two new papers for example, which both present a widely recognised motif given a refreshingly modern update.The Dogs features a large scale, contemporary houndstooth pattern when you see it from a far, but once you get closer you see that the pattern is in fact made up of sweetly entwined racer dogs. Paisley on the other hand is inspired by a collection of antique Indian textiles, but features a super bright print on the softly aged background. I love these papers, how about you?

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Interview: Surface Pattern Designer Helen Stevens of Surfacephilia

Surface pattern design for wallpaper, cushions & Ceramics by Surfacephilia

Being an interiors geek, one of the aspects that really fascinates me is Surface Pattern Design and when I come across a really great designer I love having the opportunity to not only feature their work but also to interview them to find out a bit more about what influences their designs and what inspires them. So I was extremely happy when I was first contacted by Helen Stevens of Surfacephilia as I had not come across her work before. As soon as I lay eyes on her website I fell in love with her beautifully intricate and slightly bohemian designs. I couldn’t wait to find out more about Helen and I’m sure you guys can’t either so I hope you enjoy the interview with her below. As always, let me know what you think about her work in the comments, you know I love hearing from you!

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Ombre Paint Effect Tutorial from Dulux

Dulux Flocking Paint Effect using SapphireSprings4 and BermudaCocktail2 Image courtesy of Dulux

I don’t know about you, but every year as Spring approaches I have this overwhelming urge not only to do a massive spring clean at home but also to change things up a bit and give my home a refresh or a new look. This year the urge is particularly strong and I’m already looking into paint colours that I can use to paint over all the magnolia walls in our home. At the moment I am totally sold on Lime Squeeze from the Dulux Home Factories range.

Anyway, just in case any of you are currently considering giving your home a much-needed lick of paint I thought you might be interested to learn a bit more about the ombre paint technique. I first learnt about it a couple of weeks ago at Meet the Blogger in London where I attended a workshop run by Dulux. There, Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director at Dulux, gave us a crash course in how to achieve the ombre paint effect, also known as flocking. Read More…

Runway Collection by Fireclay Tile

The Runway Collection of Ceramic Tiles by Fireclay Corset in Lavender, Black Gloss and Charcoal Matte

Corset

It’s no secret that interior design is heavily influenced by the fashion world. We all know that what we see one season on the catwalk will slowly start to influence our home interiors the next. We see it all the time so it is no surprise that many designers take fashion as their inspiration for interior collections. Designer Kelly LaPlante did just that when she was inspired by vintage fashion to create the Runway Collection for FireClay Tile. There are four different designs in the collection and these are available in a number of colourways. I don’t know about you but I quite like these striking designs. Above you can see Corset, which, you guessed it, was inspired by the lacing of a corset. Chaine Femme took its inspiration from chainmail, whilst Chaine Homme was inspired by the links of vintage watches and Cravate takes the classic hounds tooth pattern as its muse. So what do you think? Have you got a favourite?

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Geometric Wallpaper from Ferm Living

Ferm Living Geometric Wallpaper - Spear in Rose

Last week, I wrote a guest post over on Live The Life You Dream About, the brilliant blog written by Interior designer Sarah Sarna. The post was about the trend for geometrics in interiors, which has been around for a while now but is still one of my favourite trends. I love the simplicity and the boldness of geometric designs, many of which have a kaleidoscope-like appeal. Now they may not be everyone’s taste and I can understand that some people may find them a little overbearing but I think that used sparingly in a contemporary design they can be really striking. One company that does geometrics really well is Ferm Living and I don’t think there is a single thing on their website that I don’t like. As you can probably guess, their wallpaper is one of my favourite products from their range and I think that they would make for a really eye-catching feature wall. So as it is Wednesday, I thought I would share my favourite geometric wallpapers from Ferm Living with you. But I would love to know what you think about using geometrics in interiors so let me know!

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Spellbound Wallpaper Collection by Graham & Brown

graham and brown Cob Webs wallpaper

Cobweb

I seriously do not know how I missed this amazing collection of wallpaper by Graham & Brown! Each and every one of the papers in the Spellbound Collection is just beautiful and completely enchanting. Spellbound is the first collection from Graham & Brown’s new premium brand, Platinum, and is inspired by gothic fairytales and the art of storytelling. The collection has been crafted around a magical narrative (which you can read here) involving enchanted castles, beautiful princesses and wicked witches. The whimsical designs include romantic floral trails and silky vintage damasks, woodland Toile de Jouy designs, iridescent spiders’ webs and even alluring mermaids. For this magical collection Graham & Brown has drawn on its wall decoration heritage to introduce a beautiful range of surface prints featuring tactile special effect detailing such as flock and holographic foiling. I just love the way that these wallpapers conjure up so many memories from my childhood. What about you guys? Do they make you all nostalgic too?

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