I was unable to attend London Design Festival last week, so instead I just devoured everyone else’s coverage of the event via social media. From all the exhibitions and product launches being covered there was one new collection that for me really stood out - the new Botanical ~Botanica~ papers by wallpaper leaders Cole & Son.
Touted as a ‘seasonal exploration of the English landscape’, these 15 new wallpaper designs depict Britain’s best and most-loved flowers throughout the year. Far from being whimsical or dainty, these floral papers go BIG on the colour front and the floral designs are bold and edgy.
It was this ‘Allium’ print above in a Mulberry / Heather / Violet colourway that first caught my attention. Clearly the standout design in the collection, I immediately wanted to gut my downstairs loo to make way for this pattern to be pasted on the top half of the walls above some tongue & groove painted in a complementary lilac. Once I get an idea in my head I can’t let it go, so expect to the see my ‘allium & lilac loo reveal’ on the blog before the year ends….
I expect the most popular paper in the collection and the one we will see most in peoples homes on social media will be this ‘Rose’ design in cerise and burnt orange. It is the ultimate mix of vintage for the contemporary home and would make the most perfect wallpaper in a bedroom.
For the period country home that needs to stay true to its history and surroundings while also feel modern, these ‘Sweetpea’ and ‘Thistle’ papers below would be a great choice for a young family kitchen or a guest bathroom:
If you have not heard of ‘Wisteria Hysteria’ then trust me - it’s a thing. The sight of a clambering wisteria tree making it’s way up some of England’s finest exteriors only lasts a few weeks, so Cole & Son have encapsulated this in a paper where the vine intertwines to a pretty geometric design on a choice of four coloured backgrounds.
This new range for Cole & Son launched this month and is available to purchase now from £85 per roll.
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