Wallcoverings

Graphic Ink Wallpaper by Maria Bergström

Graphic Ink Wallpaper from PhotowallYou may remember last month I featured a fantastic wallpaper collection called High Above designed by Dutch design studio Lilesadi for Photowall. Well this week I wanted to showcase Photowall’s latest design collaboration, which is with Swedish designer Maria Bergström. Graphic Ink wallpaper is a collection of five playful graphical designs in beautiful pastel shades. It features light hovering feathers, mountain landscapes formed by graphic triangles and ink confetti drops. The motifs used in the collection have been inspired by the meeting between chance and total control.

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Chateaux Collection by The Winchester Tile Company

The Winchester Tile Company - Residence - Chateaux Mix on Papyrus

Blue seems to be very popular in interiors right now and I am a big fan as I love the rich and deep hues that are being incorporated into homes around the world. I’ve recently featured a post all about Delft-inspired homewares and I love the new Richard Brendon meets Patternity bone china collection. It’s no surprise though that blue is proving to be a hit this year, as Indigo was selected by Dulux as colour of the year for 2013 and as we all know it takes a while for these trend predictions to filter down to the highstreet. But I was particularly happy to see the Chateaux Collection of ceramic tiles from the Winchester Tile Company. Located right here in the heart of Devon, the Exeter-based company is renowned for producing hand-crafted designer tiles and being only an hour from my home I just had to feature them here on the blog. Read More…

Graphic Mural Collection by Lilesadi

Rainy Days Wallpaper by Lilesadi from Photowall

Another week is already half over and before we know it the weekend will be here again so before it is I wanted to share another great wallpaper collection with you guys. This one is from Photowall and is an imaginative graphic mural collection by Lilesadi, a Dutch design studio established in 2011 by sisters Dinah and Sarah Smutny. The collection is called High Above and is inspired by graphic structures, nature and wild animals in barren mountainous landscapes.The papers feature triangles that form hills, bears on the move, torrential rain over rolling valleys and a lone wolf scouting rocky mountains. I love the playful minimalism that this collection offers and I think it would be absolutely great for a child’s room. What about you guys? Where would you use this paper?

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2014 Tiling Trends from Topps Tiles

Cream metro brick tiles from Topps Tiles

Since we moved into our new home, all I can think about is re-doing our kitchen and bathroom. These are two of the most important rooms in a house in my opinion. But they are also two of the most expensive to do up and unfortunately we can’t afford any redecorating at the moment. To make things worse the person who previously owned our home “renovated” it to the most appalling standard, which is a bitter pill to swallow for someone as passionate about interior design as myself.

Until I can afford to do these two rooms up all I can do is dream and for now I’m keeping an eye out for inspiration so that I know what I’d like to do when the time comes. Tiles can be a huge part of any kitchen or bathroom decor scheme and can have a huge effect on the overall look of the room. There are some absolutely great tiles out there right now which are not only creatively adventurous but also aesthetically very courageous. I approached tiling specialists Topps Tiles to find out what the major tiling trends are for 2014 and these are the trends to look out for. Read More…

Wall & Deco 2014 Wallpaper Collection

Brush wallpaper by Wall & Deco

One of my favourite posts that has ever featured here on The Design Sheppard was all about an innovative range of Outdoor Wallpaper by an Italian company called Wall & Deco. I’ve been keeping a close eye on this company as it seems to really push the creative boundaries of what can be achieved in the world of wall coverings. It’s collections are exciting, adventurous, eye-catching and extremely impressive and the Wall & Deco 2014 wallpaper collection is no exception. It’s perfect for those who want to make a statement in their interior as the over-sized designs are sure to be the focal point in any room in which they are used. Below you will find  a short video  which documents the inspiration behind the new collection. I’ve also selected a few images of the new papers to show you here but the 2014 collection is extensive and I highly recommend that you pop on over to the Wall & Deco website to take a look for yourself.  Don’t forget to let me know your thoughts either here or on Twitter @StaceyJSheppard.

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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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